23-Aug-2016 -- From the border town of Dinosaur, Colorado, I drove south-east on Highway 64, then (shortly before reaching the town of Rangely) turned westward onto gravel roads that passed through oil processing facilities. After crossing a bridge over the White River, I turned south onto Cottonwood Creek Road - a very rough dirt road that I’d be wary of driving on during wet weather. Fortunately, however, the weather today (in late August) was dry, so I continued along the road, which passed 0.3 miles east of the point.
At this point, I parked and began hiking. At 0.2 miles from the point, I crossed Cottonwood Creek, which today was completely dry. Then, just 0.1 miles from the point, I encountered a steep hillside, made up of loose, sandy soil. After scrambling up this steep hill (more than 200’ vertical elevation gain in just 0.1 miles!), I reached the point, which lies on top of a ridge, next to a bush. This is quite a spectacular point.
After taking my photos, I scrambled quickly down the hill to return to my car, because I saw an approaching thunderstorm, and did not want to be drenched in torrential, as I had been just a month ago in Lithuania.