Explore the most popular trails near Mancos with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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1 month ago

In my opinion, all the dirtbikers ruin the experience of this trail. They never yielded to us once, even thought there were signs indicating that dirt bikers are supposed to yield to hikers. No real payoff views.

hiking
1 month ago

Overall great hike. Went on a Sunday morning, saw 5 dirt bikers, and zero biker/hikers. I recommend doing the loop clockwise. Beautiful aspens throughout, and a very moderate incline the last mile makes for a positive experience. Don't let the elevation gain fool you.. most of the 1,000 feet is in one or two sections, making for some calf burning inclines. My 11 and 8 year olds did it just fine.

Great trail for both dirt bikers and hikers. Combining it with other trails in the area makes for a great day of riding.

1 month ago

Beautiful well-marked trail. The last mile to the trailhead is on a very rough road that requires a high-clearance vehicle.

trail running
2 months ago

Very nice trail until you reach the saddle between sharks tooth and Centennial then if you want to proceed up sharks tooth it’s pretty rough,tons of jagged loose rock! Overall lovely hike would def check out this trail again!

2 months ago

Beautiful scenery. Definitely worth the trek.

hiking
2 months ago

My daughter and I hiked this today. It was absolutely beautiful! We picked a few service berries along the way for homemade jam. Saw some elk, a small buck in velvet, and heard a mountain lion cub crying for mom. It was a lot of either downhill or uphill hiking. So be prepared to get a good workout in! If you’re looking at the map, we went clockwise from the starting point. It puts you out onto a road. If you go clockwise you need to turn right and go up the road a ways until you reconnect with the trailhead. I suggest keeping your phone charged so you can have the map open. We ended up taking a 2 mile detour. Lol

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike with views, flowers and butterflies. Only saw a couple groups of dirt bikers and one other pair of hikers. About 7 miles off 160 behind Echo Basin. Easy to find and nice, well-marked trail. Great time!

hiking
5 months ago

Still has some deep snowbanks that make navigating the trail difficult but should melt in a few weeks. Getting to the trailhead requires 4 Wheel Drive but the road is mostly dry. Overall a lovely hike!

Beautiful

backpacking
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Rocky and steep. All down then back up. Nice views

backpacking
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

I love this hike. Great views.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Fairly easy trail, given that elevation is quite high. In summer, hike early in the day due to lightning in the afternoon. Good wildflowers in July. Quite a few streams, short historic mine trail loops into trail. Great views. Biggest drawback is how far off the main roads it is. Really rough road the last mile or so.

Friday, August 18, 2017

I have been hiking this trail for 20 years. our family uses this trail as a warm up for our trips every year.

hiking
Monday, July 24, 2017

Road a little rough up to the trailhead. Steady incline with switchbacks but my wife whose had three back surgeries made it to the top. Great views but go early to avoid thunderstorms. A large cozy wind shelter at the top that is a great spot for a quick lunch.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Awesome hike! And very kid friendly. We took our 6 and 8 year old boys up. They loved it! Pretty gradual up and amazing views. We wanted to keep going but there was a storm moving in. Start early so you can beat the summer storms!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A fall favorite. Great Pine/Aspen views. Can continue down the other side of the pass, and continue on to Kennebec. Road to trailhead needs high clearance, can be done with an Outback

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Well marked and not heavily traveled. However, you are charged $7 in Mancos State Park to drive to trailhead. The beginning is open and grassy- with houses on the left. Once you get past this area, it is a nice trail, with several creek crossings.

hiking
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

fun trail!

hiking
Friday, November 28, 2014

To access the trail head you must drive 4-5 miles on a moderately difficult 4-wheel drive road. Street vehicles likely cannot make it, and only attempt this road in dry weather. The hike begins at the parking area (room for about twenty vehicles). You first pass a rock fall area and then enter an alpine forest. The trail is basically uphill from the beginning and is a series of switchbacks primarily in the forest. As you approach the pass you will leave the tree line and traverse an alpine tundra region before gaining the pass itself. Be prepared for a lot of wind and brisk temperatures at the pass. The hike up is 3-4 hours at a leisurely pace allowing time for sight seeing, photography and rest stops. The return trip is quicker since it is all down hill.

cross country skiing
Monday, November 17, 2014

Fun Cross Country Skiing in the wintertime!

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