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.
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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 face—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"
--Kim Lipker, Day & Overnight Hikes: Rocky Mountain National Park (Menasha Ridge Press).
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