TRAIL BEGINS: North Fork of Fish Creek road at the mouth of Deer Creek
TRAIL ENDS: At the junction with Dog Creek Trail at the saddle north of Deer Creek Lookout
ATTRACTIONS: This trail provides a connection between Cottonwood Creek and Spread Creek drainages.
Caution: portions of the access road are very rough and subject to washouts and flooding during rainstorms. It may not be passable to motor vehicles. It becomes treacherous when wet so get out if it looks like rain is coming.
Directions from Jackson: Follow Hwy. 191 north and make a right on Gros Ventre Road. Follow Gros Ventre Road east, past the bridge over the river at Upper Slide Lake to Gunsight Pass junction. Bear right and follow main road into Cottonwood Creek drainage. Bear left at Cottonwood Creek/Fish Creek junction and follow jeep road along Cottonwood Creek roughly 2 miles to fork leading up over ridge to the east. Continue on this road over ridge and down into the north Fork of Fish Creek. Deer Creek is the first drainage encountered after the road reaches the bottom of N. Fork of Fish Creek.
June through October .