7.0 miles
Distance
377 ft
Climb
-1,420 ft
Descent
01:05:07
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Chicken Creek Trail

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    Land Manager

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
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #64353 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Chicken Creek bike trail 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
    01:05:07
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Status:
on Aug 4, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Chicken Creek Trail Reports

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      Aug 4, 2021 @ 8:22am
      Aug 4, 2021
      Thistle is thick in some parts, but dirt is great!
      May 24, 2021 @ 10:20am
      May 24, 2021
      One small and one very large tree across trail (will have to lift bike over).
      May 5, 2021 @ 11:01am
      May 5, 2021
      Couple trees across the trail, one really muddy section and the rest was hero dirt!
      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.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 8 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
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      • 5 rides
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