Colorado Fall Color XP


At Chicken Creek, Mancos, 886f5b44-d16c-44b8-8785-a680165a8512_1_105_c 78395026-482a-4adc-9cb0-958589348e9d_1_105_c e3db0b19-0603-4b73-a9f1-1b0d604d13b8




September 29-30-October 1, 2023 ~ September 27-28-29, 2024

We dropped the Virgin Outlaw ride for the 2023 season to be able to use the date for this new ride in the beautiful San Juan Mountains of SW Colorado.  We hope to hit the peak of the fall colors as the base camp is in a meadow surrounded by aspen trees.  One of the trails we use is called the Aspen Loop so it will be a beautiful ride on Aspen lined trails with outstanding views of the San Juans.  Don’t let the name fool you.  I don’t think the creek was named after some lowly domestic chicken, I think it was actually named after the Ptarmigan but that was before the internet offered spell checks and no one knew how to spell Ptarmigan. 

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.

Location for Health Certificates: Forest Road 561 at Doc Lowell Flat, Mancos, Colorado.

37.44408, -108.23305

Entry Fees:

AERC Per Day     $135.00 check  or $140 PayPal

XP Per Day           $110.00 check or $115 PayPal

Payment can be sent to 19898 Road V, Lewis, CO 81327 or via Paypal.

All riders will automatically become members of XP Riders when they participate in an XP Ride.  The $25.00 annual dues are a voluntary donation and can be made via paypal or check.

We appreciate the online pre-entries as it helps us plan and reduces the last minute bookkeeping, but we welcome last minute entries on site as well.

AERC riders who are non members add $15.00 per day for their “day member fee”.

Cell and internet service is available at the ride site.

Ann Nicholson, 907-821-1819

Dave Nicholson, 907 209 8881 or 970 880 0150