The mission of Mancos Trails Group is to promote trail stewardship, develop and maintain sustainable trails, and promote positive trail interactions among all trail users in the scenic Mancos Valley.
Operating under Mancos Valley Resources,
fiscal agent and 501c3
Reach out to us if you're interested in becoming involved. We have numerous projects underway and are always open to new faces! Check our Calendar page for upcoming events.
We are actively involved in a number of trails projects
Forest Service Projects:
- Mancos Spur: The MTG has been working with the Forest Service to adopt, resign, and hopefully re-brand what was once envisioned as the Mancos Spur of the Colorado Trail. This project does not require building any new trails, rather assisting the Forest Service maintain and steward some of the local trails in our backyard. In addition, the MTG has been asked to organize 3 volunteer work days this summer, again to install new signage along the various trails that form “The Mancos Spur” and to do some light trail maintenance in the process. The spur includes Chicken Creek Trail, West Mancos Trail, and the Sharkstooth Trail. It travels from Jackson Lake at Mancos State Park to the Colorado Trail near Taylor Lake.
- Chicken Creek/ Millwood Area trails: This trail proposal encompasses the south rim of Lost Canyon and extends east to the Chicken Creek nordic ski area. It would add a fantastic network of non motorized trails in the ponderosa pine forest close to Mancos. We have been working with the US Forest Service to identify routes to designate as official system trails to reduce the web of social trails already in the area.
- Aqueduct Area: This is a trail proposal on the BLM Aqueduct parcel 1 mile northwest of Mancos. This terrain is truly unique and the views are spectacular! We have currently identified a 12 mile non motorized trail alignment. This would be incredibly accessible to folks that live in Mancos!
Town of Mancos Projects
- Paths to Mesa Verde: Mancos Trails supports of this project which would connect the Town of Mancos to Mesa Verde National Park via an accessible, multi-use trail.
- Mancos River Trail: Mancos Trails supports this project which would connect Mancos' Boyle Park to Cottonwood Park.
Town of Mancos Trails Master Plan
- This plan, adopted by the Town of Mancos in 2012, is Mancos Trails' guiding document. Read the Trails Master Plan here