This site feels prehistoric, other-worldy, unique.
The combination of shapes and colors makes this a very special place. Its quite close to home, but hard to get to.
- Route Choice One – Go past Savona and turn onto the Sabiston Creek Road. Follow it to the Copper Creek Road and descend towards the lake. You will come to private property. You can proceed and ask permission to cross the property and if you do, park near the railroad tracks. If you don’t want to ask for permission, you can park above the property and traverse the sidehills for about a kilometre. There is no trail and there are some fences. If you can park at the lake, the Bluffs are to the east and you have to either go through the train tunnel (not recommended), around the shoreline on rocks (boulder hopping), or climb over the hill (scramble). None of these routes are long but all involve some rough terrain.
- Route Choice Two (recommended). Launch your boat from Savona or from Tobiano and paddle across the lake. Crossing the open lake on a windy day is not recommended so either wait for a calm day, or hug the shoreline to the river mouth and paddle up the shoreline. The paddle across from Savona or Tobiano is about an hour. There is a sandy/gravel beach to land on. Beach your boat, put on your hiking boots, and head north up the gully. Cross the tracks and start your exploration.