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Mancos Chicken Creek Nordic Ski Area

Snow Sports Area
Lone skier at Chicken Creek Nordic – Nancy Marion

Mancos-Chicken Creek Nordic Ski Area- right in our back yard- the trails are groomed by volunteers with the Mancos Recreation Committee. Detailed maps can be obtained at the Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce-Visitor Center 101 E. Bauer in Mancos. The area offers beautiful views of the Mancos Valley, La Plata Mountains and Mesa Verde National Park. These are currently the only groomed trails in the area. Rating: All levels from novice to advanced. Also a great area for summer hiking.

Best Access and Parking Area

To find Chicken Creek: From U.S. Hwy. 160 in Mancos, travel north on Colorado Hwy. 184 for 2 miles. Contiue north on County Road 40 (Forest Service Access-Millwood Road #559) and go 3 miles to the trailhead parking lot.

Trail System

5.6 miles of double track and skate lanes plus 5.1 miles of single track in various loops and spurs offer a variety of choices for all levels of skiers.