Our next board meeting is on Tuesday October 29, 6:30-8pm at the Mancos Library. The board meeting is from 6:30-7:30, public comment/social from 7:30-8. Everyone is welcome for all or part of the meeting. We'll be reviewing our successful 2019 summer season and looking ahead towards projects for this winter and next summer. Now is a great time to get involved with a fun group of people and support your local trails!
The comment period for the BLM's proposed trail system on the Aqueduct Parcel near Mancos closes tomorrow, Monday Oct. 21. Please look over the proposal and leave your comments online at:
One thing we learned when we went to the BLM open house a couple of weeks ago is that this Environmental Assessment (EA) covers a number of areas, from Cortez (Mud Springs) to Durango (Perins Peak and Animas City Mountain). And you're not required to either support or oppose the entire proposal. You can pick and choose which parts of the proposal you want to comment on. This includes the addition of e-bike access. So, for example, you can leave a comment in which you support the new trails at the Aqueduct and the additional parking at Chutes and Ladders, not even mention trails in Durango if that isn't of interest to you, and you can either support, oppose, or be neutral as to the inclusion of e-bike access.
Thanks for participating in the public process!
Mancos Trails Group October 19 Trail Work Day at Mancos State Park.
The days activities include work for developing Chicken Creek Trailhead and a short trail reroute at the southwest end of Mancos Spur to the Colorado Trail.
8:30 AM meet at Mancos State Park Group Picnic Area at the entrance to the Park (and Jackson Reservoir). Free park admission for volunteers! Times are approximate for the following activities.
9:00 AM after orientation, carpool to north end of reservoir.
Minor fence work; flagstone lifting and moving to trailhead; gravel placement; trail reroute if time allows.
12:30 PM finish up and head back to entrance.
1:00 PM Lunch provided by MTG and P&D Grocery, Mancos.
What to bring:
Work gloves, sunglasses/eye protection, sunscreen, water, snacks. Try to wear sturdy boots.
42545 County Road N
Mancos, CO, 81328
Directions from Highway 160 stop light at Mancos:
Turn north onto CO-184 and go 0.4 mi;
Turn right onto Co Rd 42 and go 3.2 mi;
Turn left to stay on Co Rd 42 for 1.0 mi;
Turn left onto County Rd N/Road N and go 1/2 mile;
Destination will be on the right
Contact us, or Scot Elder with Mancos State Park (970) 533-7065 or Mancos.Park@State.Co.Us
Please note that the Park office is minimally staffed in this off-season so you may have to leave a message if you call. Typically, the office is staffed on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
The BLM is seeking comments for new trails in Montezuma County and will host an informational open house. New trails include 12 miles on the Aqueduct parcel just outside of Mancos. If it seems like you've already heard about this and even had a chance to make a comment, you have. However, the proposal has been updated to include e-bike access (per a recent Department of the Interior policy change).
Dolores Public Lands Office
29211 Highway 184
Oct. 9, 2019 from 4—6:30 p.m.
PUBLIC COMMENTS DUE: Oct. 21, 2019
You can get more information and make your comments here.