7 miles
Distance
377 ft
Climb
-1,420 ft
Descent
01:16:37
Avg time
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Chicken Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Transfer Recreation Area
    Mancos, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #29795 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

This trail takes you through a lush canyon from Mancos State Park to Transfer Campground. You can also access the south end of this trail via the Chicken Creek Connector coming off of the Hamlin Trail in the XC ski area as well as the Rim Trail. The trail takes you across Chicken Creek multiple times so it is best when traveled once the Spring runoff has slowed. The trail can be incredibly challenging technically at times as you encounter numerous large rooty areas and rock gardens. For mountain bikers, the trail is much more enjoyable when travelled in North to South direction. A section of this trail passes through private property, so please stay on the trail. This trail is part of the Mancos Spur.

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More Stats for Chicken Creek bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,044 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,660 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,939 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,939 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,897 ft
  • Grade
    -2.8%
  • Grade max
    -48.5%
  • Grade min
    27.9%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,865 ft
  • Avg time
    01:16:37
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Status:
on May 10, 2020
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Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • White
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • photo Photo
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Chicken Creek Trail Reports

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      May 10, 2020 @ 3:04pm
      May 10, 2020
      reporter Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
      Jun 22, 2019 @ 12:15pm
      Jun 22, 2019
      A couple small trees over the trail and the creek was deep at two crossings.
      Jun 2, 2019 @ 6:51pm
      Jun 2, 2019
      reporter Closed for muddy conditions and high water crossings
      Aug 3, 2018 @ 6:18pm
      Aug 3, 2018
      reporter Small tree down across trail, can ride over or around. Thick vegetation close to junction with state park.
      Apr 30, 2018 @ 1:29pm
      Apr 30, 2018
      reporter Numerous small trees down across trail, can ride over or around. The creek has very light runoff.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
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      • 1 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      Mancos Spur
      23 miles

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