April 2015 For this hike, we parked at the lot off of Badlands Road and headed right to Gower Gulch. We turned right at the Badlands Loop fork, and left at the next fork (we did not go to Zabrinski Point). Then we went right at the next fork towards Manly Beacon and left at the next fork through Golden Canyon and back to the parking lot. The hike was about six miles total. It's good that we dressed in layers because we got really warm about halfway through the hike.
April 2015 This was our first stop upon driving into the park.
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail
Salt Creek is home to the Salt Creek Pup Fish. This is an easy half-mile trail with a boardwalk.