Hikes in the Garnett Hills
Proposed Wildeness Area

Giraffe Creek Loop
Distance: 4.5 mile loop
Climb: moderate
Difficulty: moderate
Usage: moderate
Location: At Montpelier, proceed 7 miles east on US Highway 89 and exit onto Forest Road (FR) 111 (Crow Creek Road). Follow FR 111 13 miles to a road junction, and bear right onto FR 147. Continue 3.6 miles to the unmarked Boulevard Jeep Trail and turn right. Locate the trailhead in 1.8 miles next to a marked tree on the road’s left (east) side. Hikers MUST have 4-wheel drive on the Boulevard Jeep Trail as the road is extremely rough.

Table Mountain greets hikers on the northern horizon and birds chirp continuously on this trail that winds through wildflowers and beaver ponds. Beginning at the marked tree, the well-groomed trail drops down into a valley of aspens and conifers and passes the first beaver pond at the 1-mile mark. Hikers will likely see moose and deer as the trail wanders past more beaver ponds to the 2.75-mile mark crossing of Giraffe Creek’s left fork. Hikers will follow the creek for a short distance, climb uphill through a forested area, and reach a ridge where it is approximately 0.75 miles back to the trailhead. Best months for hiking are mid-June to late September.

Optional Hikes: Hikers can opt to follow the Giraffe Creek Trail all the way into Wyoming. However, the trail becomes much rougher and more difficult.

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