submitted by Kris Purdy
Description: Monte Cristo Campground is the only non-primitive camping
area in the Monte Cristo Range. It's located at approximately 9,000 feet in
elevation. The vegetation includes aspen stands, firs, limber pine, Engelmann
Spruce and wildflower meadows.
Directions: Take SR-39 north and east from I-15 exit 344 in Ogden or pick
it up at the intersection with SR-167 (end of Trapper's Loop) in Ogden Valley,
Weber County. From Rich County, pick up SR-39 in Woodruff at the intersection
with SR-16. Monte Cristo Campground is located on SR-39 at mile 47.7.
Birds: Three-toed Woodpecker, Williamson's Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker,
Red Crossbill, Cassin's Finch, Purple Martin, Clark's Nutcracker, Olive-sided
Flycatcher, Mountain Bluebird
Other: Wander at will, listen and watch. The Three-toed Woodpeckers have
been seen many years at the south end of the campground on the slope where the
mature spruce is located; the birds flake the bark off the trunks in their
pursuit of bark-dwelling larvae. Continue along SR-39 to mile 48.7 at the
intersection with Curtis Creek Road. Watch and listen
for Purple Martins.
eBird Data: |
Monte Cristo Rd -- Lower
(Cache Co.) |
Monte Cristo Rd -- MM 54
| Monte Cristo CG |
Monte Cristo Rd -- Curtis