|Still Waters on the Aspen loop (an ATV trail).|
|Snowy La Plata Mountains in the distance.|
|Along the West Mancos Trail.|
There is nothing like walking in snow. It smells fresh and crisp on the breeze. There is the crunch underfoot. You can feel your core tighten and all the smaller muscles of your legs engage.
|Time for microspikes.|
|Increasing snow at higher elevations.|
Overall, the Transfer Recreation Area was a lovely place and it'd be wonderful to explore the area more.
Trail and Route Information:
“Guide to the Scenic Hiking Trails in Mesa Verde Country” - excellent brochure listing trail descriptions and with (rough) maps.
Trails Illustrated #144 Durango Cortez - topo map for the region.
Directions to the trailhead on the FS website