THE CHICKEN CREEK XP
Pictures from the NATRC ride at Chicken Creek
The Summer XP at Chicken Creek
July 9-10, 2022
It has been a long drawn out process but the USFS has made the decision to allow us to do the ride at Chicken Creek in July and October. Pictures of the camp and the surround area speak for themselves. There is nowhere on earth that is more beautiful than the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. There is no season that is not breathtaking. We will start by hosting a two day summer ride followed by a three day fall color ride. Just camping in this meadow makes it the best ever. More details will follow as we get closer to the ride dates. The camp is about 12 miles north of Mancos Colorado, which is between Durango and Cortez in the Four Corners area. This is a place you will want to return to for years to come. We are a short drive from the famous cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde as well as the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway.
The dates are set, the USFS permit is on the way and the AERC should have the Chicken Creeek/Colorado Fall Color Rides on the calendar shortly. More information will be posted here. Plan on it.
Directions: Base camp is located north of Mancos, CO. Mancos is on Hwy 160 located between Durango and Cortez. From Hwy 160 in Mancos, turn north at the only stoplight in town onto Hwy 184. Follow 184 north for approximately one-half mile, then turn right onto the paved road toward Jackson Lake. Continue 7.6 miles to the campground in the meadow on your left. The turn off to the camp is just past the second cattle guard, which is the one with the loading chute for the cattle corrals on the left.