Carpenter Mine Road

Description

This trail follows the grade of the historic Book Cliff Railroad north of Grand Junction to the ghost town of Carpenter.

Highlights

Enjoy a visit to the Carpenter ghost town.  A coal vein discovered by George Smith in 1874 led to the establishment of a mining camp and later a railroad to transport the coal to Grand Junction.

 

Minimum Requirements

Stock vehicles are fine for this trip

Difficulty

Mild

Mileage

This is a shorter trip, located close to Grand Junction.

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