Thompson Crossover

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Thompson Crossover is part of old Highway 10 that was replaced with I-70 in the 1960s. All year long, early in the morning, you are guaranteed to see pronghorns along this route. They graze daily between the interstate and the Book Cliffs to the north. The road is beat-up old asphalt and gravel. There are potholes like you find on any county road, so be cautious at high speeds. There is little to no traffic, so you can go slow or stop to take pictures of the wildlife and the many remnants of the old highway. The camping is wide open along this route. You can put down stakes just about anywhere, but the noise from I-70 and the trains might be a deterrent. There is excellent camping on the Book Cliffs or organized campgrounds in Green River.