Mancos, CO Trails and Parks

Mancos has 18 trails in the vicinity, including 7 for mountain biking and 7 hiking trails. These trails range from 2.8 to 53 miles in length. The most popular trails are Montezuma County: Hesperus Mountain, Sharkstooth Pass and Hesperus Mountain. Trails.com member Michael J. recently completed Petroglyph Point.
  • Mesa Verde National Park Roads: Mesa Verde National Park

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    Mancos, CO

    This drive runs 21 miles across mesa tops and canyons in Mesa Verde National Park to the park museum. Ruins Road, formed by two additional 6-mile-long self-guiding loops, explores the cliff-bound ...
    •  21 miles
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    This drive runs 21 miles across mesa tops and canyons in Mesa Verde National Park to the park museum. Ruins Road, formed ...

  • Petroglyph Point Trail: Mesa Verde National Park

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    Mancos, CO

    Mesa Verde National Park is the largest archaeological preserve in the United States. Today the park protects nearly 5,000 known archaeological sites, 600 of which are cliff dwellings. The cliff ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  2.9 miles
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    Mesa Verde National Park is the largest archaeological preserve in the United States. Today the park protects nearly 5,000 ...

  • Mesa Verde National Park

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    In 2009, National Geographic Traveler named Mesa Verde one of its “50 Places of a Lifetime,” lauding America’s first World Heritage Site for both its high-desert beauty and historic significance. ...
    •  53.0 miles
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    In 2009, National Geographic Traveler named Mesa Verde one of its “50 Places of a Lifetime,” lauding America’s first ...

  • Hesperus Mountain

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    Red and white stripes decorate the face of Hesperus; it’s a truly unique Colorado color scheme. Go off-trail and make your way to the top of this most sacred mountain. It’s easy to see why the ...
    •  5–7 hours
    •  5.3 miles
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    Red and white stripes decorate the face of Hesperus; it’s a truly unique Colorado color scheme. Go off-trail and make your ...

  • Montezuma County: Hesperus Mountain

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    Located in southwest Colorado in the La Plata Mountains, about 25 miles northwest of Durango, and 15 miles northeast of Mancos. This alpine peak- requiring a strenuous day hike, mostly off trail ...
    •  5 miles
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    Located in southwest Colorado in the La Plata Mountains, about 25 miles northwest of Durango, and 15 miles northeast of Mancos. ...

  • Petroglyph Point

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    Among Mesa Verde National Park’s chief attractions are its impressive cliff dwellings, which were constructed during the thirteenth century. Counted among the largest such ancient structures ...
    •  2 hours
    •  2.8 miles
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    Among Mesa Verde National Park’s chief attractions are its impressive cliff dwellings, which were constructed during the ...

  • Sharkstooth Pass

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    Although Sharkstooth Peak is one of the smaller summits in the La Plata Mountains, it is one of the most spectacular. Protruding in splendid isolation a short distance north of the rest of the ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4 miles
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    Although Sharkstooth Peak is one of the smaller summits in the La Plata Mountains, it is one of the most spectacular. Protruding ...

  • Puett Reservoir

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    Mancos, CO

    Puett Reservoir is a high-altitude lake surrounded by piñon and juniper. Key Species: Walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, yellow perch.
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    Puett Reservoir is a high-altitude lake surrounded by piñon and juniper. Key Species: Walleye, northern pike, largemouth ...

  • Old Railroad Grade

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    Mancos, CO

    What’s this? An easy ride on dirt in the vicinity of Durango? HOW CAN THIS BE?!!! It is not known who first hatched the idea of clearing this old rail route and thus giving local cyclists a chance ...
    •  1 - 2 hours
    •  13 miles
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    What’s this? An easy ride on dirt in the vicinity of Durango? HOW CAN THIS BE?!!! It is not known who first hatched the idea ...

  • Chicken Creek

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    Mancos, CO

    Following cross-country ski loops west of the La Plata Mountains, n the San Juan National Forest. A nice mellow ride in a ponderosa forest.
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  9.5 miles
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    Following cross-country ski loops west of the La Plata Mountains, n the San Juan National Forest. A nice mellow ride in ...

  • Big West Mancos Loop

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    Mancos, CO

    In the west La Plata Mountains, circling around the West Mancos River canyon, in the San Juan National Forest. Riders experience all types of tread on this big loop, and circle around a huge ...
    •  3.5 to 6 hours
    •  24.1 miles
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    In the west La Plata Mountains, circling around the West Mancos River canyon, in the San Juan National Forest. Riders experience ...

  • Burnt Ridge Loop

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    Mancos, CO

    In the west La Plata Mountains, San Juan National Forest. Nice way to see the La Platas without straining too much.
    •  1 to 1.5 hours
    •  8.7 miles
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    In the west La Plata Mountains, San Juan National Forest. Nice way to see the La Platas without straining too much.

  • North Fork West Mancos Loop

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    In the west La Plata Mountains, San Juan National Forest. Beautiful, fun, little-used trails with some nice singletrack.
    •  2.5 to 4 hours
    •  15.1 miles
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    In the west La Plata Mountains, San Juan National Forest. Beautiful, fun, little-used trails with some nice singletrack ...

  • Madden Peak

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    In the west La Plata Mountains, San Juan National Forest. Some great views toward the west and a great way to see the southern La Platas. The hike up Madden Peak is well worthwhile. (Consider ...
    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  11.2 miles
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    In the west La Plata Mountains, San Juan National Forest. Some great views toward the west and a great way to see the southern ...

  • Old Railroad Guide

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    Mancos, CO

    From The Notch there are spectacular views east toward Durango and north and west toward mountains. This is a good high-altitude training ride, as well as a good early season ride because ...
    •  1.5 to 2 hours for out and back.
    •  12.8 miles
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    From The Notch there are spectacular views east toward Durango and north and west toward mountains. This is a good high-altitude ...

  • Petroglyph Point Trail: Mesa Verde National Park

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    Mancos, CO

    The Petroglyph Point Trail in Mesa Verde National Park gives hikers a little bit of everything that the park has to offer. Hikers choosing this adventure will see some of the classic cliff dwellings ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  2.9 miles
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    The Petroglyph Point Trail in Mesa Verde National Park gives hikers a little bit of everything that the park has to offer. ...

  • Prater Ridge Trail: Mesa Verde National Park

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    Mancos, CO

    The Prater Ridge Trail in Mesa Verde National Park is a great half-day hike that offers something a little different from what you’d expect in the park. The park is known for its numerous ...
    •  4 hours
    •  7.4 miles
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    The Prater Ridge Trail in Mesa Verde National Park is a great half-day hike that offers something a little different from ...