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Chicken Creek Nordic Ski Area Trails

CHICKEN CREEK SKI AREA DIRECTIONSChicken Creek Nordic is located northwest of Mancos.. From the junction of US highway 160 and Colorado Highway 184 in Mancos, travel north on Colorado Highway 184 for 2.5 miles to the junction of Montezuma County Road 40. Turn right (north) on County Road 40 and continue 2.5 miles to the trailhead parking lot.

Opportunities: Skiing on 9 miles (15 km) of maintained skate and classic trails with an additional 9 miles of unmaintained trails. Difficulty Rating: All ability levels from beginner to advanced Elevation: The trailhead is 7,500 feet. The highest elevation on the maintained trail system is 8,200 feet. Cost: Suggested donation is $3/ person/day.

Enjoy winter recreation at Chicken Creek Nordic and PLEASE:

Become a Volunteer and Member! This track is groomed and maintained by Friends of Chicken Creek, a small group of dedicated volunteers. We need your help! The future of this ski area depends on your continued donations of time and money. Donation envelopes are located at the trailhead.

Thank you for your support!

Friends of Chicken Creek
San Juan National Forest
Town of Mancos
Montezuma County
San Juan Basin Technical Colleg

Friends of Chicken Creek
P.O. Box 111
Mancos, CO 81328


For more information, please contact the
San Juan National Forest, Dolores Public
Lands Office at (970) 882-7296