Morrison Trail (Part 1)

Total Miles
4.1

Elevation

2,961.75 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Summer

Trail Overview

The Morrison Single-Track Trail is made up of several segments divided between roads. The first north segment is easy and pretty similar to the BC Rim trail, through a flat forest floor. As you ride south, it starts going downhill through some rocky hills on a narrow, overgrown trail. The trail is pretty troughed and choppy, with small drop-offs from rocks and roots. There is a narrow and shelfy section of side-hilling down to a moderate river crossing. Then it goes up six switchbacks that are tight and steep, but a moderate challenge. It gets back onto a flat top of a mountain, on an easier trail before ending at the Morrison ATV trail. There is one big downed log to go over near the north end.

Photos of Morrison Trail (Part 1)

Morrison Trail (Part 1)
Morrison Trail (Part 1)
Morrison Trail (Part 1)

Difficulty

This is an intermediate single-track trail with shelfy narrow sections, side-hilling, and downed logs.

Technical Rating

5

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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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