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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

  

CAMERA EQUIPMENT / SETTINGS SUGGESTIONS:     


HIKING INFO:    



OTHER NOTE WORTHY INFORMATION:    

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