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.

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

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.”

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

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