7.0 miles
377 ft
-1,420 ft
Avg time
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Chicken Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Transfer Recreation Area
    Mancos, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #64353 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 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 multi-use 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,865 ft
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on Jul 2, 2023
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      Chicken Creek Trail Reports

      Jul 2, 2023 @ 6:33pm
      Jul 2, 2023
      rode the lower 2 miles or so. It's getting overgrown in spots. Trail is dry and the creek is low enough to allow easy crossings. Its all rideable...
      Jun 4, 2023 @ 12:12pm
      Jun 4, 2023
      It's very wet. Almost all of the last two miles are too wet to ride. Much of the trail is washed out. All but one of the bridges are gone, which...
      Jul 28, 2022 @ 2:07pm
      Jul 28, 2022
      Monsoon moisture, some muddy parts.
      Jun 14, 2022 @ 6:44am
      Jun 14, 2022
      All trees are cleared. Creek is running low, crossings are easy. Many cows.
      May 18, 2022 @ 8:27am
      May 18, 2022
      Creek crossings are manageable, about a dozen trees down across trail.
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      • 0 rides
      6 Months
      • 4 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      • 25 rides
      • Last: Sep 13, 2023


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