Echo Basin, Mancos - Wildflowers








SUBMITTED BY: Nancy Brown


GPS COORDINATES:


ELEVATION: 7,000 - 10,000 ft


DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM DURANGO:

Go west on Highway 160, approximately 25 miles. Turn right (north) on CR 44. (You will see Echo Basin signs on both sides of the road). After ~ 2.75 miles, the road will turn right. The road is paved until the turnoff to Echo Basin Resort. Continue straight, onto the dirt road. Approximately .8 miles you will cross a cattleguard, and be in the National Forest on Road 566. A variety of wildflowers will be seen for the next 7 miles.


Rd 566 continues on, and gets rocky, and probably best to have 4WD. It loops all the way around back to intersect with CR44.




ROAD CONDITIONS: (mark yes if applies)

PAVED: Yes. Approximately 3 miles past Hwy 160 on County Road 44

GRAVEL:

DIRT: Yes. Approximately 3-10 miles past Hwy 160, on Forest Road 566

ROCKY: Yes. Approximately 10 miles past Hwy 160 , on Forest Road 566

OTHER:


ACCESSIBILITY: (Mark yes if applies)

ANY VEHICLE: Yes, for first 10 miles

HIGH CLEARANCE:

4x4 VEHICLE: After 10 miles, gets rocky.

OTHER: .


BEST TIME OF YEAR: Late Spring to Late Fall. Wildflowers are abundant in the 3-10 mile range. A variety of wildflowers occur from late-May to mid-July

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