Trip Planner:   USA  /  North Dakota  /  Theodore Roosevelt National Park  /  Caprock-Coulee Trail

Caprock-Coulee Trail, Theodore Roosevelt National Park

4.8
#2 of 7 in Trails in North Dakota
Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Create an itinerary including Caprock-Coulee Trail
Caprock-Coulee Trail is located in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Plan to see Caprock-Coulee Trail and other attractions that appeal to you using our Theodore Roosevelt National Park online itinerary planner.
Improve this listing »
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Caprock-Coulee Trail reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
26 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • To make the most of your hike, first get a Tail Guide from the NPS Visitor Center. There is suppose to be some at the trail head, but there weren't when we were there. The only confusing part is... 
    To make the most of your hike, first get a Tail Guide from the NPS Visitor Center. There is suppose to be some at the trail head, but there weren't when we were there. The only confusing part is...  more »
  • Because of the very heavy April 2022 blizzards, the park road was closed beyond the Caprock Coulee Trail in early May. Both the Upper trail leading to the River Bend Overlook and the trail from the.....  more
    Because of the very heavy April 2022 blizzards, the park road was closed beyond the Caprock Coulee Trail in early May. Both the Upper trail leading to the River Bend Overlook and the trail from the.....  more »
  • This is by far the best hike in the entire 3 units of Theodore Roosevelt Park. While it is ashamed that road work on the parking lot prevents access to the trailhead, we were able to hike it from... 
    This is by far the best hike in the entire 3 units of Theodore Roosevelt Park. While it is ashamed that road work on the parking lot prevents access to the trailhead, we were able to hike it from...  more »
Google
  • Best trail in the park. Long and far, not a ton of elevation gain. Worth walking for the views. Lots of hoodoos around and big open views. The grass with the rock formations is unique. Highly recommended. You do get to a lot of spots people can drive to but quickly are away as soon as you are back on the trail
  • IF IT IS WET OUT, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO HIKE! The trail conditions were so slick and muddy and dangerous. We could only make it a mile in before turning around. I wish we could’ve hiked the loop on different day, but we had no idea how impossible the trail would become if it was raining. We had to hold onto trees as lifelines to be able to navigate without falling. This was one of the worst hiking experiences I’ve ever had
  • A nice moderate trail. Took us 2-3 hours to complete. Some parts can get rough and washed out. Watch for poison ivy when going through the brushy tree areas. Beautiful views at various points.
  • Definitely the highlight of our trip here was this trail- if you’re only looking to do one trail- this is it. You get to see a bit of everything from this trail. We saw a lot of bison 🦬(from far away) as well as saw a deer up close and a baby rattlesnake even closer (oops). We did not run into anyone else doing this trail so it felt very private. There is a lot of brush in some areas so you may want to wear long pants.
  • Very informative trail...grab the guide at the start of the hike.

Plan your trip to Theodore Roosevelt National Park

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.