Greenhorn Gulch is a remarkable place. It is the recreational playground of the Wood River Valley for locals. Walking, hiking, running, mountain biking and horse riding is conducted virtually every day by people of all skills. The exceptional variety of terrain and level of difficulty offered by Greenhorn is like few other spots.
From its Trail-head Greenhorn offers a spoke wheel with connector of tail and trail-less opportunities involving up to 34 miles and 6,200 vertical feet of travel. With creeks in each basin water for your four-legged friend is not an issue. Areas of heavy timber, aspens, native grass, and sage brush intertwine to offer protection from or exposure to the sun.
This past week I decided to cover the 8 mile loop of Greenhorn – Lodgepole – Cow Creek Connector and Cow Creek.
Linda, Sage of the Wood River Valley (dog), Willow of the Wood River Valley (dog) and I completed the route in the early morning – starting just after sunrise.
A few days later Sage of the Wood river Valley (dog), Willow of the Wood River Valley (dog) and I completed the rout in the late afternoon.