Coyote Coulee Trail

Follow Lost Horse Creek Road west 2.5 miles from its junction with Hwy 93 about 9 miles south of Hamilton. Turn right on Forest Road 496 at the school bus turnaround where the pavement ends and follow the road for 1/2 mile to the parking lot.

The trail crosses several small creeks and goes through a mix of aspen-dominated riparian areas and second-growth ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir before it reaches the coniferous riparian zone along Camas Creek.

Expect birds typical of all these habitat types, such as woodpeckers, chickadees, nuthatches, kinglets, warblers, Warbling Vireo, Cassin’s Vireo, Western Tanager, Chipping Sparrow, and Dark-eyed Junco. This trail opens up early due to the low elevation, and deer and elk are often seen here.

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