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West Mancos Trail

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An extremely rocky gorge trail.


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4.0

Miles

6.5

KM

Singletrack

9,239' 2,816 m

High

8,612' 2,625 m

Low

564' 172 m

Up

817' 249 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

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Snowy in winter.

Description

This is an outrageously rocky trail running through the West Mancos River gorge.

Begin at Golconda and ride 0.6 miles up the road. Turn left onto singletrack and the fun begins. There are some smooth sections, but mostly it is unrelenting chunk. Cliff bands have funneled a steady supply of talus down into the gorge and the tread is correspondingly rocky.

This trail can be ridden uphill from Mancos Box Canyon to form a loop. This is quite a grind and requires extensive walking. A better option might be to ride down this trail, then climb gradually up Mancos Box Canyon from the east end.

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Shared By:

John Geronimo

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Climbing out of the gorge
Aug 22, 2014 near Mancos, CO
View of peaks, probably Centennial and Hesperus
Aug 22, 2014 near Mancos, CO
Cliff bands supply the rocks. Bike is just off the trail, which is in the foreground.
Aug 22, 2014 near Mancos, CO
Chunkiness
Aug 22, 2014 near Mancos, CO
Smooth flow trail, West Mancos-style
Aug 22, 2014 near Mancos, CO
One of two crossing points near Golconda
Aug 22, 2014 near Mancos, CO

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