Echo Basin

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4.2/5 (6 reviews)
Mancos, Colorado (Montezuma County)
Last Updated: 11/15/2023

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The Echo Basin trail near the town of Mancos, Colorado is an excellent way to access a pristine forest system with incredible camping and mountain vistas. The area is very popular for it's laid back atmosphere and it's very small crowds. The trail travels through dense pines and large groves of aspen while easily climbing to 10,400 above the small town. The 1.8 million acre San Juan National Forest located in southwest Colorado has thousands of miles of back-roads and hundreds of 4x4 trails to explore. The region's diverse terrain offers outdoor enthusiasts a wide variety of opportunities to experience nature without the large crowds found to the north. There are also plenty of great established campsites located along all the main routes. The Mancos, Colorado area has the Alpine Loop ATV trail system, an extensive network of interconnecting trails that crisscross the mountains above town. Theses trails are connected with full-size 4x4 trails that travel from various lakes and mountain summits all within minutes of town.
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