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Aspen Loop Trail BikingHikingTrail Running

Difficulty
Condition
Good
Trail Length
39 miles
Distance from Durango
40 miles
Directions
Gain
4363 ft
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Aspen Loop Trail

Biking, Hiking, Trail Running
Durango to TH

40 Miles

Gain

4363 Feet

Condition

Good

Trail Length

39 Miles

Aspen Loop Trail

Located in the surrounding area of Mancos, Colorado.

The Aspen Loop Trail is a 39 mile double track loop. There are some steep climbs and some rocky areas, but in general it’s a very ride-able, hike-able trail.
 
ATVs are allowed on the trails. It is great for mountain biking, hiking and trail running. Here is a link to some great info on bikepacking this area, courtesy of Bikpacking.com
 
The loop is a narrow forest road that starts east along the north rim of the West Mancos Canyon. (There is a parallel West Mancos hiking trail that descends into the canyon and follows close to the stream.) 

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.469556, -108.198419

Where's the Trailhead?

dIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Aspen Loop Trail Parking at Transfer Campground

From Durango, take Hwy 160 west towards Mancos. Turn right at Hwy 184 and your 2nd right towards Jackson Lake.

Head up the road until it turns to dirt (approximately 8 miles) and park at the Transfer Campground.

From there you can ride up the Forest service road to the Aspen Loop trail head signs, or keep going to the where the road ends at the Sharkstooth Trailhead where you can ride another 6 miles to the Colorado Trail. 

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Trip Reports and Recent Photos

Aspen Loop and Road to Sharkstooth Pass

Date Visited:

10/17/20

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