Box Canyon Spur

Total Miles


2,880.11 ft


0.5 Hours

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Trail Overview

The 1.5-mile Box Canyon Spur is an easy bailout from the Box Canyon Trail that goes south to Box Canyon Road, which is a graded wide road with lots of camping. The spur is mostly flat and straight through forest and meadows. It goes on the shelf of a hillside but has no major obstacles. There's a little bit of rock, and one big downed log that you have to get over, but has a pile of sticks built up on each side to help ramp up it. There is also one easy creek crossing. This is a good way to connect to many of the trails in the area if camping off of Box Canyon Road.


This is an easy spur trail with no obstacles other than an easy creek crossing and one big downed log.

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Access Description

The Mancos Trail System is made up of several single-track trails of varying length and varying difficulty north of the town of Mancos, Colorado, in the San Juan National Forest. There are several staging areas off of West Mancos Road, including the Upper Chicken parking lot, and there's an abundance of dispersed camping sites off of this road.

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