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Cross Country Skiing

​Mancos State Park in Southwestern Colorado is a haven for the year-round outdoor enthusiast and traveler.

Ice FishingIn the spring, summer and fall, canoeists, kayakers and wakeless power boaters enjoy the calm waters of Jackson Gulch Reservoir. In the winter depending on conditions there are great opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing. Fishing enthusiasts have pulled numerous species of fish, including yellow perch and rainbow trout, out of the reservoir. Travelers from other parts of the state and country use Mancos State Park as their camping headquarters when they visit the numerous attractions in the area, including Mesa Verde National Park, the San Juan SkywayPublic Lands, and Durango.

In the winter, hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails await in the San Juan National Forest. The West Mancos Trailhead is just two miles from Mancos State Park.

Reserve a Yurt at Mancos

Mancos State Park’s two yurts provide visitors with an alternative to RV and tent camping and the yurts can be reserve year-round.

Yurts are reminiscent of the tents used by nomads on the steppes of Mongolia and Siberia. To learn more about the yurts at Mancos, please visit the Yurts page

Winter Camping

Mancos is a great place to camp in the winter. Set in a beautiful ponderosa forest, the upper loop of the main campground and both yurts remain open through the winter. The park is centrally located to a wide variety of local acttractions.

Park trails and the west road provide great access to cross country skiing and snow shoeing routes. And our trails link to San Juan National Forest trails!

When the lake is frozen, ice fishing is a fun activity. Please check the park activities and conditions for current information.

Come and enjoy a fun-filled, quiet and beautiful time at Mancos State Park!