The creek trail starts at the information kiosk near the restrooms* and follows the old homestead (no longer there), school (mid to late 1800’s structure), and then continues along the creek until it meets back up with the main trail (rimrock trail).
The old school building provides a small picture of what living on the ranch must have been like.
Even though the creek trail is only a half mile from the ponds and prairies trail the landscape is completely different. You’ll also see lots of grasshoppers along this trail. Watch for snakes (depending on time of year) and keep an eye out for the many birds and butterflies. The creek will have water in it if there has been a recent rain. Otherwise you can explore the old creek bed.
The old trees on this trail also provide plenty of photo opportunities. This was one of my favorite from today.
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Breck and I just did park 30 on our list. I know you will enjoy all of them, but I really think you will enjoy the hiking at Caprock and Palo Duro. Especially Palo Duro if you like rough, steep hiking. Can’t wait to hear more about your trips. We are finished until fall. Too hot.