The Carbon Trail is a neat trail I only discovered this year. It is part way down Ohio Creek Pass, scenic route to Gunnison. This trail can be used to connect up to Green Lake and back into town if one so desired. However, I recommend it for a short hike to see a bit of local history. In the Great Race for the first Transcontinental Railroad this was the team that lost. The South Park Line ends here just southwest of Crested Butte. The sign early on the trail describes the whole event and what happened. The picture in the top right shows a dry stack bridge of rocks that was constructed, but never finished. It is amazing how well this bridge, referred to as the "Great Wall" by locals, has survived with out falling for well over 100 years.
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