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Best trails in Mancos

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Looking for a great trail near Mancos, Colorado? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, views trails, wildlife trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Mesa Verde National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Bodo State Wildlife Area or Memorial Park Phase One. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Mancos ranging from 2.1 to 13.8 miles and from 7,837 to 11,945 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Mancos
Top trails (13)
#1 - Mesa Verde National Park Scenic Drive
Mesa Verde National Park
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Length: 15 mi
Mesa Verde National Park Scenic Drive is a 15 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Mancos, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. TheShow more
#2 - Sharkstooth Pass Trail
San Juan National Forest
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
To access the trail head you must drive 4-5 miles on a moderately difficult 4-wheel drive road. Only the last 1.5 miles are high clearance. You can park at the junction of the last mile if you don't hShow more
#3 - Ramparts Loop
San Juan National Forest
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 47 m
Ramparts Loop is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mancos, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trShow more
#4 - Centennial Peak
San Juan National Forest
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
Centennial Peak is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mancos, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hikingShow more
#5 - Chicken Creek Trail
Mancos State Park
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Length: 13.8 mi • Est. 7 h 4 m
Chicken Creek Trail is a 13.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mancos, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, runningShow more
#6 - Hesperus Mountain Peak
Mancos, Colorado
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 6 h 23 m
Hesperus Mountain Peak is a 9.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mancos, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. Show more
#7 - Box Canyon Trail
Mancos, Colorado
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
Box Canyon Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mancos, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, runninShow more
#8 - Cherry Creek Loop Trail
San Juan National Forest
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 4 h 26 m
Cherry Creek Loop Trail is a 8.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mancos, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking,Show more
#9 - Black Bear Trail
Mancos State Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
Black Bear Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mancos, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to Show more
#10 - Aspen Loop OHV Trail
San Juan National Forest
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Length: 39.7 mi
Aspen Loop OHV Trail is a 39.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mancos, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for bird wShow more
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