TELLURIDE, Colo. (CBS4)– Crews are assessing the damage and cost of clean-up after a huge transient camp was found near Telluride in the southwest corner of Colorado.
There are piles of trash on the ground along with shacks and a tree house.READ MORE: A-Basin Gets The Go-Ahead For Improvements That Include Lenawee Chairlift Replacement, New Restaurant Space
San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters found the camp located above the middle school during an arrest earlier this week.READ MORE: Amache Incarceration Site In Colorado Could Become New National Park
Masters said the garbage is piled so high the popular hiking trail is inaccessible.
“Trash is scattered over 100 yards or more, every kind of refuse you can think of, trash, clothing, food, human refuse, brik-a-brak, anything that wasn’t tied down,” Masters can be heard saying on the video. “Tons of trash in our National Forest.”MORE NEWS: Vail Residents Urged To Consider Flood Insurance Ahead Of Spring Runoff
Masters said he posted the video on Facebook and YouTube to show the damage.