Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Tarryall Day 5: Final Day - Wanderings

 Worry not, gentle reader, no overdose of Fall Colors today.  There will be more from latter camping sites, but from here no more.

I rode Yagi, my TW200, to the Cline Ranch State Wildlife Area to check it out.  It's located west of Jefferson, CO along US 285 and just west of the junction of County Road 34.

It was, disappointingly, a wildlife area seemingly dedicated to fishing.  It offers a four slot parking lot and you walk in to the "fishing beats", whatever those are.  The creek you fish from is Taryall Creek.

Still, it is land that used to be the Cline Ranch, part of the Tarryall/South Park Valley apparently.  Some old buildings remain and one can check them out.

Someone is trying to restore/preserve the buildings, but not to "historical" or authentic to period styling.  I think they're just trying to keep the weather out basically.

Here's a link to some historical info:  LINK

Main Ranch House

I liked the look of the horseshoe on the front door
of the cabin

I left the SWA without walking in further to check out the "fishing beats".

A couple of views from CR 77 where it goes over Michigan Creek.  

Riding back towards camp on CR 34, I stopped at the western end of CR 39 aka Rocky Hills Creek Rd which is the main access road to the dispersed camping sites.

From here, you get a good view of a nice and imposing rock formation which lies on private property:

That's it for the wanderings today, the rest of the day was spent reading and relaxing at the campsite as the skies turned gray and the day turned cool.  A little bit of rain (barely any) fell sporadically but not enough to even dampen the ground.

I'll be displacing to the Buena Vista, CO area tomorrow.  Not much else in this area that I wish to check out or see again.


RichardM said...

Not much there? I thought that was the intent. Less “stuff” to attract people…

redlegsrides said...

It's a conflicting thing for sure, RichardM... I'm having to relearn to embrace the nothingness.