Cow Creek Trail

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Elevation Gain1,447ft
Trailhead Elevation7,821ft
Elevation Min/Max7817/8776ft
Elevation Start/End7821/7821ft

Cow Creek Trail

Cow Creek Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Larimer County, Colorado. It is within Rocky Mountain National Park. It is 3.1 miles long and begins at 7,821 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,447 feet. The Cow Creek Trail Head parking is near the trailhead. The Peregrine Campsite camp site can be seen along the trail. There are also restroom, parkings, information guideposts, a recycling, and trees along the trail. The trail ends near the Bridal Veil Falls waterfall. This trail connects with the following: Gem Lake Trail, Dark Mountain Trail and North Boundary Trail.

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"A gentle trail gives way to a strenuous push on the last portion of this uncrowded, undiscovered beauty. More like a bridezilla than a bride, the Bridal Veil Falls crash into Cow Creek, plummeting more than 20 vertical feet from a broken rock faceā€”the tallest falls in the park. Spring is the best time of year to visit the falls since the recent snowmelt contributes to the falls torrent. The shoulder seasons are also nice since this is a sunny hike that can be quite warm in the summer. Outstanding Features: Thundering waterfall; meadow and alpine landscape; historical ranch" Read more

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