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Transfer Station Campground, Aspen Trail Loop, Mancos

SUBMITTED BY:    Waldemar Winkler


GPS COORDINATES:   37.46700, -108,209400


ELEVATION:     7500 - 8000 ft


DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM DURANGO:

Hwy 160 West from Durango to Mancos, CO. (27 miles).

* Turn Right: In Mancos, at stoplight (Hwy 160 W. and North main Street.

* .3 miles: Turn Right on to County Road 42. Paved road which quickly turns into gravel. Drive carefully.

*  9.8 miles: Turn right on Road 565.

* .8 mile. Arrive at destination.


Continue through the Forest Service “Transfer Campground”, which is concessionaire operated.

Visit    https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/sanjuan/recarea/?recid=43262 for more information. Pre-planning a visit to this area is recommended, as there is so much to do


* In a short distance you will find a parking area loop, where you may park your vehicle.

To the left of the parking area you will find trail access. Note: This is part of a 39 mile trail network groomed for OHV vehicles.


Transfer Campround is a hub for a wide variety of forest service roads and trails.


ROAD CONDITIONS: (mark yes if applies)

       PAVED:   Yes, approximately 2 miles

       GRAVEL: Yes, slowly turning into dirt

       DIRT: Yes

       ROCKY: Mostly on OHV designated trails

       OTHER: Hikers, bicycles, and horses also use these trails


ACCESSIBILITY: (Mark yes if applies)

       ANY VEHICLE:             Yes

       HIGH CLEARANCE: Beyond Transfer Park, high clearance may be necessary.

       4x4 VEHICLE:             

       OTHER:


BEST TIME OF YEAR:   Late Spring to Late Fall. Skiing and Snowmobile in designated areas during winter.

  

CAMERA EQUIPMENT / SETTINGS SUGGESTIONS:     


HIKING INFO:    This is an aspen tree forest. Lighting conditions through the day will constantly change, as light filters through the tree leaves. Your favorite camera is probably the best. A light weight tripod is a good idea. The terrain is not overly challenging, but the elevation is 8000 feet plus. Bring water and snacks.


OTHER NOTE WORTHY INFORMATION:    

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