What to See and Do
Hiking and Biking
Twelve Mile Hot Springs Trail
The name of this trail is a bit of a misnomer. In fact, it is a four-mile, out-and-back trail 40 minutes southeast of Tabor Creek. Most hikers can complete the route in an hour. This path is the perfect place to hike, and you will definitely see other people traveling to visit the hot springs.
Length: 4 miles
Winchell Lake Trail
Winchell Lake Trail, an hour and 15 minutes south of Tabor Creek, is an excellent spot to view the stunning aspens and bubbling creeks in the region. It is a popular spot for many runners and hikers, and it is considered one of the more accessible trails in the area.
Length: 6.8 miles
During your visit to Tabor Creek, keep your eyes open for the various birds, reptiles and mammals in the area. In addition to fishing, many vacationers come here to see the beautiful desert wildlife. This region is known for its pronghorns, bighorn sheep and sage grouses. While you are there, you may even see wild horses roaming near the creek. Since it is a desert region, watch out for the rattlesnakes or zebra-tailed lizards that are known to hide in the brush. On rare occasions, a mountain lion is spotted in the area. Many animals will come to Tabor Creek to get water, especially antelope.
Tabor Creek provides picnic tables at its campsites. You could also have a picnic at Archie Smiley Field, which is 50 minutes south of Tabor Creek. The tables are covered. The Powerhouse Group Picnic Site, an hour and 47 minutes southwest of Tabor Creek, features a large group site covered by an awning.
Tabor Creek permits hunting throughout parts of the year. Mule deer and antelope are the more popular big game animals to hunt in the region.
Horses are allowed near Tabor Creek on the designated equestrian trails. Along with that, there are plenty of open fields and meadows to set off on an adventure.
Many people travel to Tabor Creek for its fishing opportunities. This creek is stocked with rainbow and brook trout. You can try your hand at various fishing methods, including fly fishing, spinning, and baitcasting.
After you have finished for the night, don't forget to look to the skies. Since Tabor Creek is away from the big cities, it is the ideal spot to look at the peaceful night sky.