The 3-mile Bison Trail follows the course of Big Cottonwood Creek through Toadstool Park and on to the Hudson-Meng Bonebed archeological site (open to the public). There is a branch road off the trail that passes along the edge of Cedar Canyon and veers south between Roundtop Peak and Pine Butte and on to Sand Creek Road.
The park is renowned for its wealth of fossils and astonishing rock formations – particularly the signature “toadstool” rock formations. There is primitive camping at the park, but no running water. The National Forest Service administers the park, so there is a fee to enter and a fee for overnight camping, which is available on a first-come first-serve basis. For more park information, click on this link: Toadstool Geologic Park
No trip to Toadstool is complete without a visit to the famed High Plains Homestead, home of the Drifter’s Cookshack and Bunkhouse. The food is outstanding and the accommodations are comfortable. The atmosphere is old west and great attention to detail has been paid to the setup of the High Plains Homestead.
How blessed is he who considers the helpless; The LORD will deliver him in a day of trouble. The LORD will protect him and keep him alive, and he shall be called blessed upon the earth; and do not give him over to the desire of his enemies. Psalm 41:1-2
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