Prairie Dog Town via the Buckhorn Trail

  • Prairie Dog in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Hiking

Dogs No

1.5 (miles)

 Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

North Dakota

Prairie Dog Town via the Buckhorn Trail is an easy kid friendly hike in Theodore Roosevelt National Park that is great for wildlife viewing. The park says this trail starts "at the Caprock Coulee Trailhead and follow the Buckhorn Trail to a prairie dog town. Be sure to plan some extra time for wildlife viewing; where there are prairie dogs, there are often lots of other animals, too." This hike is in the park's northern unit. There is camping available in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The Cottonwood Campground is in the TRNP south unit and the Juniper Campground is located in the north unit.

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Entrance and Camping Fees
Contact: Theodore Roosevelt National Park 315 Second Avenue Medora, ND 58645

North Dakota Trails

Hiking Trails in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota

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