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.

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San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters found the camp located above the middle school during an arrest earlier this week.

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Masters said the garbage is piled so high the popular hiking trail is inaccessible.

A transient camp found near Telluride (credit: San Miguel County Sheriff)

A transient camp found near Telluride (credit: San Miguel County Sheriff)

“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.”

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Masters said he posted the video on Facebook and YouTube to show the damage.