AAA Editor Notes
Emerald Creek Garnet Area is 7 mi. n. on SR 3, then 8 mi. w. on gravel FR 447. A .5-mile uphill trail leads to 281 Gulch, one of only two places in the world where star garnets exist (the other is in India). Visitors sluice for the 12-sided crystals using buckets, shovels and screen boxes furnished on-site.

Picnicking is permitted.

$10; $5 (ages 6-12).
Fri.-Tues. 9-4:30, Fri. before Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day. Allow 2 hours minimum.
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