Manchester Road (aka Manchester Creek)

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4.5/5 (21 reviews)
Divide, Colorado (Teller County)
Last Updated: 07/02/2023
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Situated in Colorado's Pike National Forest, Manchester Creek Road showcases nature's recovery from the 2002 Hayman Burn and what the forest looked like, offering a captivating drive. Alongside the light off-roading challenges, the trail is a portal to an extensive network of off-road adventures, perfect for thrill-seekers. Its proximity to serene camping spots makes it an ideal base for an overnight wilderness experience. In short, Manchester Creek Road combines poignant history, off-roading, and camping into a unique Colorado adventure.


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4.5/5 (22)
This trail guide's difficulty was changed on 07/03/2023
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4000
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/29/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran this trail along with a group of other trails both easy and moderate in the area totaling about 50 miles. There was a fair amount of Razor, Quad and motorcycle traffic that got busier throughout the day. Had a blast splashing through the mud puddles and driving the tight turns on the moderate trails. I will be back out to this area again to hit the many other trails in the area.
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300
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Visited: 02/18/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Lots of fun in the snow, the creek crossing at #8 was mostly ice with some slush. Being new to offroading i was worried I'd get stuck in the slush but had absolutely no issues.
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18450
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 01/08/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Covered in a bit more snow than rule ridge but nothing that caused any traction issues. Nice day for wheeling with just a little snow.
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3900
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/07/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This is a nice relaxing trail with no technical challenges. Having said this, in the snow, some parts of the trails can get you a little sideways but nothing careful driving can’t fix. This is a scenic drive, even in the burned area, with camping along the way.
Trail Review: Manchester Road (aka Manchester Creek) - Tim N.
Trail Review: Manchester Road (aka Manchester Creek) - Tim N.
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