Houston Creek

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  5.0 from 1 vote
dblack  Extremely Difficult from 1 vote
Rank: #11 in the Black Hills area
#41 in WY, #1,437 Overall
Views: 72. Last 30 days: 1
Trail in the area near Sundance,
“A short connector from Warren Peak highway to the Carson draw System.”
Adrian Whitmore on May 1, 2013
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2.54.1 milesKilometers 12’4 m Ascent 6,376’1,943 m High 7% Avg Grade (4°)
Singletrack Type -961’-293 m Descent 5,426’1,654 m Low 19% Max Grade (11°)
This trail closes in the winter. No trail marks are evident and it's not a Forest Service trail.
This trail begins at Warren Peak highway, and heads down an embankment to connect to the Forest Service road. It meanders down a short two track section of road to a creek crossing point of the road. This is Houston creek; take the left.

It meanders down along the stream, with summer cattle moving the trail on a yearly basis. It contains multiple rock gardens, stream crossings, and a hike-a-bike. At one point it's difficult for the GPS to get satellites due to the cliff sections bordering the trail. Water has been found to flow at least 4-5 ft high during spring. Later in summer and fall, the stream skips in and out of the ground creating the rock garden stream crossings.

Animals known to be habituating the area: mountain lions, cattle, foxes, coyotes, owls, occasional technical mountain bike rider.
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5.0 (1)
A quick theft of time for a ride.
near Sundance, WY
5.0 (2)
The Cub Course - It's easy but not too easy. Great for an evening or family ...
near Sundance, WY
4.7 (3)
The classic loop in the Bearlodge mountains if you only have time for one ride.
near Sundance, WY

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Houston Creek- View south (Sundance, WY)
  2.7 from 3 votes
View of Houston creek trail, looking north (Sundance, WY)
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Houston creek drainage (Sundance, WY)