23 miles
Distance
4,232 ft
Climb
-7,977 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This route follows the Mancos Spur of the Colorado Trail. This trail is rugged and takes you from high alpine terrain to a ponderosa pine forest at the southern terminus at Mancos State Park.

Local Trail Association
Mancos Trails Group (www.mancostrails.org)
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Mancos Spur mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -3,745 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,676 ft
  • Altitude start
    11,636 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,891 ft
  • Grade
    -3.095%
  • Grade max
    -73.604%
  • Grade min
    42.679%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    14 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
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  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Sharkstooth
      Aug 14, 2019 @ 7:02am
      Aug 14, 2019
      West Mancos
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 8:12pm
      Jul 20, 2019
      Transfer Tr to Box Canyon Tr: recently flooded & damaged by high water. Golconda to Transfer Tr:recently cleared on 7/13 Sharkstooth TH to Golconda: clear of downed trees but still 3 feet of snow in avalanche zones at base of Hesperus Mtn. reporter
      Chicken Creek Trail
      Jun 22, 2019 @ 12:15pm
      Jun 22, 2019
      A couple small trees over the trail and the creek was deep at two crossings.
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