This out-and-back gravel ride takes you through beautiful Mancos Canyon south of Cortez. The Mancos Valley is surrounded by the La Plata Mountains on one side, and the spectacular cliffs of Mesa Verde on the other. A few miles north is Jackson Gulch Resevoir (fishing), Mancos State Park (mountain biking), and Chicken Creek Cross-country Ski Area (also good for snowshoeing).

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(57.61 km)

 

Skill Level

Beginner

Elevation gain

Travel Tips

  • Parking is usually ample at the trailhead, but if not, the Needles Country Store parking can be used.

  • Ride fuel and snack like bars, dried fruit, candy, etc.. can be found at the nearby Country Store.

  • Make sure to leave the two cattle gates that you enter the trail through the way you found it.

  • Be sure to watch out for downhill traffic when entering the Purgatory bike park and Divinity flow trail.

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