To access the trail, head down Hefferman Road to find the parking area, which is a gravel lot off the end of the dirt road and is best driven by a four-wheel drive car as it can get muddy during the spring and summer months. The entrance of the trail is 1.5 miles down the dirt road, and once on it, a canopy of alpine and aspens cover the trail from shade. The creek brings in a cool breeze, rustling the trees around you.
It won't take long before the trail comes close to the creek, with access points leading to the creek to dip your feet in the cool water and to fish. Continuing along the trail will take you uphill on the ridge, with the highest point of elevation along the trail at over 11,000 feet above sea level. At this point, the ridge begins to open up to a grassy area, making way for the gorgeous views of thick forests, grasslands extending out over the land, and granite peaks on the other side of the gulch. The mountain ridges surrounding this point are usually covered in snow, and at the end of the trail, you'll be at the base of Grey Wolf Mountain.
The decent down the trail is much easier, although it could be slippery in the winter months. Just keep hold of your pup as you and Fido head back down the ridge and you'll make it back to the parking area in no time.