to promote trail stewardship and etiquette
for all trail users in the Mancos Valley.
The 2nd Annual Mancos Valley River Film Festival is this weekend and Mancos Trails is one of the beneficiaries of this fundraising event. Come on out on tomorrow and Saturday nights to support Mancos Trails! This event is sponsored by Alpacka Rafts and Mancos Valley Resources. From their Facebook event page:
Friday, June 29th at 6pm is a FREE Local’s Night at Outlier Cellars
Saurday, June 30th at 6pm is the Main Film Night at Mancos Opera House
Mancos Valley Resources, in partnership with Founding Sponsor Alpacka Raft, Class V Sponsor Specialized Bicycles and Class IV Sponsor Osprey Packs, is holding the 2nd Annual Mancos Valley River Film Festival June 29-30, 2018. One hundred percent of the proceeds of this fest will support local nonprofits in Montezuma County, Colo. Last year’s event raised $9600 to benefit the 100 Excelsior Plant fire victims who lost their jobs when the Mancos-based plant burned down May 2017. This year, funds will be split between MVR and the Mancos Trails Group, an organization that seeks to enhance the hiking, biking, and river trails in Mancos.
This year’s Friday night schedule includes a multi-media show by Ashley Carruth on “Bikepacking Through the Bears Ears National Monument.” On Saturday night, a variety of short films will be featured on urban bikerafting in Portland, 2 fly fishing films featuring Wyoming and Alaska, mountain biking in British Columbia, packrafting in India, and more. Also, Mancos Trails Group will do a presentation on their local projects, and American Rivers' Sinjin Eberle will talk about the 5000 Miles of Wild Campaign, an effort to preserve 5000 river miles and gather 5000 river stories. Conservation films will include “Blue Heart: The Fight to Save Europe’s Last Wild Rivers,” along with a short film about Dolores River conservation efforts.
Other generous sponsors include Revelate Designs, Durango Cyclery, The Wells Group Real Estate Brokerage, First Southwest Bank, KSUT, Adventure Pro, The Gulch, Bedrock Bags and Packs, Guy Drew Vineyards, Mancos Brewing Company, Absolute Bakery & Cafe, Outdoor Research, Patagonia, Painted Turtle Studio & Gallery, Kleen Kanteen, The Journal, Aqua-Bound, Werner Paddles, Julbo Eyewear, SolGear, P & D Grocery/Mancos Pizza, Zuma Natural Foods,
Check out all the details and watch trailers of the films here
View the film lineup here