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Hiking & Walking: Wyoming > Bridger-Teton National Forest > Jackson Ranger District

Quick Facts

Deer Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,600 Feet (2369.1 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 360 Feet (112.2 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 7,960 Feet (2481.3 Meters)
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Burnt Mountain; Tripod Peak




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General Description

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.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: June through October .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Deer Creek Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding
Yes



Related Activities
Beauty Park Creek Trail - This trail begins at the North Fork of Fish Creek at the mouth of Beauty Park Creek and ends at the junction with Spruce Creek.



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