to promote trail stewardship and etiquette
for all trail users in the Mancos Valley.
Come join us for a day of FUN to raise awareness and funds for the Mancos Trails Group. Check out their trail projects and sign up for work days, listen to the music of Andrew Schumann and the Pete Giuliani Band, order from our special Beer/Food Pairing Menu, and enjoy time with your friends and fellow trail lovers!
Come join the Mancos Trails Group (MTG) for a hike led by MTG Chair, Robert Meyer. We’ll hike 3–4 miles to gain an overlook of the proposed Bureau of Land Management’s 11.7 mile Aqueduct Trail System. It’s located just 1 mile northwest of Mancos.
The hike will be Saturday, May 18th and we’ll meet at the proposed parking lot on Road 39 at 10:30 a.m. See attached map and look for the MTG banner. Due to limited parking space carpooling is recommended. Meet 10:00 at south side of Boyle park in Mancos.
Please be prepared and wear proper shoes and clothes. Long pants are suggested due to areas of dense brush. Bring your own snacks, lunch, sunscreen, sunglasses, and several liters of water.
Mancos Trails Group will be the featured non-profit at WildEdge in Cortez on Tues 5/7. Come on out and support your local trails group!
Come join us for our spring meeting to discuss upcoming plans and elect new board members. What will we be focused on this summer? It's your opportunity to get involved and have your say!
Tuesday April 30
Mancos Public Library
We look forward to seeing you there!
March is here and that means we can all start to think spring! Mancos Trails Group will be hosting trailwork days on the second Saturdays of June, July, August and September this year so mark you calendars! Projects will include setting the final signs for the Mancos Spur Trail, erecting the Spur trailhead kiosk at Mancos State Park, and upkeep and maintenance on various trails that we have adopted. New trail construction might be on the agenda as well - we will see!
And, we will have a fundraising event on May 18 at the Mancos Brewing Company again this year! Details are still being finalized but you can count on great beer, music, and company!
Mark for the following events with Mancos Trails Group this summer:
Sat. May 18 - fundraiser at Mancos Brewing Company
Sat. June 8 - Trail Work Day
Sat. July 13 - Trail Work Day
Sat. August 10 - Trail Work Day
Sat. September 14 - Trail Work Day
We are all looking forward to a fun summer!
Mancos Trails members! What a great opportunity to have a say in the future of trails in Montezuma County. Apply by Jan 4.
From The Journal:
Montezuma County is accepting applications for the Montezuma County Recreation Advisory Committee. The committee will advise the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners on the planning, construction, land acquisition, operation and maintenance, and organized and coordinated activities related to recreation in Montezuma County.
“The goal of the committee is to keep long-term momentum for current and future recreation projects that serve the public,” said James Dietrich, public lands coordinator for the county. Several projects are in the planning stages.
The non-motorized, 17-mile Paths to Mesa Verde Trail would connect Cortez to Mancos. The motorized RimRocker spur trail would connect the Sage Hen area of McPhee Reservoir to the Dolores River below the dam. Under the proposal, it would continue on to Montrose to join the motorized RimRocker Trail that connects to Moab, Utah.
Other proposals include building new trails on BLM lands near Mancos, and putting in a trailhead and room for parking at the Menefee and Weber Mountain Wilderness Study Areas.
People interested in serving in a voluntary capacity for the above named committee are invited to submit an application form, which can be found at www.montezumacounty.org under “Notices” or picked up at the Montezuma County Natural Resources Department 109 W. Main St., Room 280, Cortez, CO 81321.
Return the completed application on or before Jan. 4, following the directions found on the form. For more information, contact the Montezuma County Natural Resources Department at 565-7402.
Come join us for the final Mancos Trails meeting for 2018. We'll be reviewing our accomplishments for the year and planning out what we'll focus on next year and further in the future. Were you happy with the direction of MTG this year? What would you like us to do next summer? We'd love to hear from you!
Mancos Trails Business Meeting
Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018
in the atrium of P&D Grocery, Mancos
(at the front of Mancos Pizza)
You can read the agenda here
Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday,
Thank you Mancos Trails volunteers! On National Public Lands Day, you came out to show your love and support for our public lands. We were able to post 6 more signs along the Mancos Spur and enjoy some beautiful fall colors while we were at it. The Mancos Spur signage project is now about 75% complete! As a thank you, NEEF and San Juan Mountains Association provided us with National Public Lands Day T-shirts for all volunteers.
Again, thank you!
The fall colors along the Mancos Spur are really popping right now! We checked out a section between Transfer and Golconda and WOW. Plus it's fun and satisfying to see our new signs with such a vibrant background.
Where have you been going to enjoy the fall colors?
The final Mancos Trails work day for the 2018 season is coming right up, followed by food, refreshments, and a board meeting!
Join us on Saturday, September 22 for beautiful fall colors and crisp mountain air. We’ll be working on a variety of projects along the Mancos Spur Trail: hanging some more of the new Mancos Spur trail signs, working on drainage features, and brushing out the trail. All of the projects will require some hiking, ranging from 2-5 miles round trip.
Where, when and what:
We will be meeting at Mancos State Park on Jackson Lake at 9am. The park entry fee is waived for all MTG volunteers! Meet at the group site near the entrance station. MTG will provide all tools for trail work.
What to wear and bring:
Long pants, boots, work gloves, and eye protection (sunglasses are fine). Your typical day pack with the 10 essentials. Plenty of water as well as snacks or a lunch to eat around noon & get you through till the burgers!
Picnic and Board Meeting:
We’ll aim to be back at the group site at Mancos State Park by 2pm. Mancos Trails will provide burgers & refreshments.
After the picnic, Mancos Trails Group will be holding a board meeting that will commence around 4pm. Everyone is welcome to attend the board meeting and voice your opinion regarding trails in the Mancos Valley. The agenda will be posted soon.
Invite your friends!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Almost all the closures around the Burro Fire in Bear Creek Canyon have been lifted! The only parts that remain closed are a section of the Aspen Loop, the Grindstone Trail and a section of the main Bear Creek Trail where Polly Creek had a debris flow that washed out the trail. The Dolores Ranger District will be working on this section and hopes to have the trail passable within a week or so.
In addition, closures in the area of the 416 fire are slowly changing. See the link below for more information.
For more information see:
San Juan National Forest Burro Fire Closure update
San Juan National Forest 416 Fire Closure update