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Regulations Mancos State Park is maintained for your use and enjoyment. In the interest of safety and the preservation of the park, we ask that you: 1. Place trash in receptacles provided. 2. K  eep your vehicle on designated roads and parking lots. 3. Keep your pets on a leash no longer than six feet. 4. Build fires only in grills provided. 5. Camp only in designated sites. 6. R  eport any vandalism or littering to a Colorado Parks and Wildlife ranger. 7. H  onor park quiet hours, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., for the comfort of all campers. 8. Recognize only 3.2 alcohol is permitted. 9. Observe the campsite capacity limit of 6 people and 2 vehicles. 10. No swimming is allowed. C O L O R A D O PA R K S & W I L D L I F E Mancos State Park S cenic Mancos State Park is located only 12 miles from historic Mesa Verde National Park in southwest Colorado. Situated at an elevation of 7,800 feet on the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway, Mancos State Park is surrounded by the majestic San Juan mountain range. The area has more than 300 land acres and Jackson Gulch Reservoir, lying within the park, provides 216 surface acres of water for recreation. Jackson Gulch Dam in Mancos State Park was constructed in 1948 by the Bureau of Reclamation. It supplies the drinking and irrigation water for Mesa Verde and the surrounding rural Mancos Valley area. ENJOY YOUR STATE PARKS There is a beautiful campground here, nestled within a mature ponderosa pine forest. Wakeless boating and excellent year-round fishing await the recreationist looking for a relaxing day. Picnickers and hikers will find sites and trails sure to please. Passes & Permits In addition to Mesa Verde, visitors to the area have the opportunity to view prehistoric Anasazi Indian ruins at the Anasazi Heritage Center, located in Dolores, approximately 20 miles northwest of Mancos. The Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in nearby Durango offers the visitor a scenic trip through remote wilderness areas of the San Juan National Forest. Durango is 27 miles east of Mancos. All vehicles entering the park, year-around, are required to display a current Colorado State Parks Pass on the auto windshield. A daily park pass is valid from the day purchased until noon the following day. An annual park pass is valid at any Colorado state park. For annual pass holders who own another car, a multiple pass is available for an additional fee. Passes are available at main park entrances and self-service dispensers. Colorado residents 64 and older qualify for a special Aspen Leaf annual park pass, available at a discounted rate. This allows admission to all state parks every day. Mancos State Park is managed by Colorado Parks & Wildlife in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Mancos Water Conservancy District. Colorado disabled veterans displaying Colorado Disabled Veteran (DV) license plates are admitted free without a pass. In addition to a parks pass, campers are required to purchase and display a camping permit at their campsite. The pleasant climate and many diversions make Mancos a not-to-be-missed stop on your next trip through southwestern Colorado. Mancos State Park Boaters must observe the Colorado boating statutes and regulations, which are available in brochure form at the park entrance. Life jackets must be worn by boaters under the age of 13. Only wakeless boating is permitted at Mancos. No water-skiing or swimming is allowed. Boating c/o Lone Mesa State Park PO Box 1047 • 1321 Railroad Ave. Dolores, CO 81323 • (970) 882-2213 Summer Season Only: (970) 533-7065 E-mail: Picnicking In addition to a covered group shelter, Mancos State Park has ten picnic sites with grills. Fishing Funded in part by Great Outdoors Colorado through Colorado Lottery proceeds. CPW_RMMC_3/17 Rainbow trout have been stocked by Colorado Parks & Wildlife for excellent year-round fishing. Fishing licenses available at the park entrance when open. Camping & Dump Station Mancos State Park has 32 campsites, most located on the south side of the reservoir in a mature ponderosa pine forest. There are vault toilets and drinking water but no electrical hookups. Along the northwest side of the reservoir, there are nine campsites, primarily for tent campers, with restrooms but no drinking water nearby. Check-out time is noon. A dump station is located at the exit leaving the campground. Firewood may be purchased at the park. Mancos State Park also has two cabin-like yurts available for rent year-round. A yurt is reminiscent of a nomadic portable tent used by the Mongolian people of Siberia. They are circular tents made of vinyl-impregnated canvas surrounding a wooden lattice wall and ceiling. Yurts are heated for cold nights. For camping or yurt information and reservations call in Denver, (303) 470-1144, outside the Denver metro area, 1-800-678-2267 or online at Hiking & Nature Trails A five-mile trail system weaves through Mancos State Park, meeting Chicken Creek Trail which connects with a network of trails on U.S. Forest Service land. The trails are for hiking, horseback riding and mountain bikes. Mancos State Park has a trailhead connected to the Durango to Denver Colorado Trail. Winter Recreation Cold weather enthusiasts can cross-country ski, ice fish and go snowshoeing and at Mancos State Park. Cozy yurts are available to rent and several campsites are available. Wildlife Deer, elk, small game animals, waterfowl, migrating bald eagles, other raptors and hummingbirds are among the many species of wildlife seen at Mancos. Community Facilities Gas and groceries can be obtained in Mancos, five miles from the park. Wakeless Park Boundary Trail Yurts Watchable Wildlife Kiosk Wakeless Boating Only Trailhead Sail Boating Restroom Picnic Area Park Entrance Group Picnic Shelter Fishing Dump Station Drinking Water Camping Boat Ramp Amphitheater LEGEND Closed Area 5 7 2 4 6 Vista Quarry Horseshoe Mountain Lion Vista Vista 10 9 8 23 11 12 18 17 21 22 19 20 24 15 13 16 14 Vista Quarry Lakeview Ridge Chicken Creek Chicken Creek Trailhead End Trails Chicken Creek Nature Trail 33 Site 24 is an accessible campsite 1 24A Black Bear Mule Deer 29 30 32 Main Campground 27 Trailhead Start 3 25 26 28 31 West Campground Name Mancos State Park 0.2 1.0 0.8 0.8 2.0 Miles Easy Easy Easy Easy Moderate Difficulty

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