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Quick Facts

Maverick Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,947 Feet (2477.2 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 613 Feet (191.1 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 8,560 Feet (2668.3 Meters)
Length: 5 Miles (8.33 Kilometers)
Usage: Light
USGS Maps: Tripod Peak

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

TRAIL BEGINS: At head of Cottonwood Creek 0.5 miles above Spruce Creek

TRAIL ENDS: At the North Fork of Spread Creek near Split Rock Creek.

ATTRACTIONS: This trail connects 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 until it becomes a trail. Follow this trail to junction at mouth of Maverick Creek and beginning of trail.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: June through October .

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

Related Activities
Cottonwood Creek Trail - This trail is a connection between Cottonwood Creek and Spread Creek drainages at the north end of the Jackson District. Do not confuse with Cottonwood Creek to the south of Hoback Junction.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Jackson Ranger District, 140 E. Broadway, P.O. Box 1689 , Jackson, WY, 83001, Phone: 307-739-5400


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