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Thompson Creek Trail
Photo of Thompson Creek area

Attractions:

  • Steep walled canyon with sandstone cliffs and rock outcrops with outstanding displays of the Grand Hogback.
  • Dinosaur footprints have been reported here.
  • Vegetation includes spruce and cottonwood, canyon sides are pinon and juniper.
  • Wildlife: deer, elk, bear, small birds, small mammals, mountain lion, coyote, turkey and grouse.
  • History of prehistoric Ute occupation as well as mining and railroad activity.
  • Recreation includes: hiking, biking, camping, fishing (Brook Trout), hunting, and horseback riding

Photo of thompson Creek area


Access

Take the paved county road, 108, from Carbondale to Jerome Park and turn east on the dirt road to the trail head. The dirt road gets very muddy and slippery when wet and should be avoided during rainy periods. Dirt road continues into the Forest Service land.

 

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