The trailhead is at the West Mancos Overlook, on the right side of the road as you take the Transfer Campground turnoff from FDR 561. The trail begins by dropping slightly below the rim of the canyon and traverses the rim until it joins up with the Box Canyon Trail access road. From there you must continue down the Box Canyon Trail access road toward the canyon rim until you pick up the trail again, which traverses along the top of the rim to Doc Lowell Flats. Follow the two–track road out and across the West Mancos Road, and pick up the trail again on the other side. The trail will wind down into Chicken Creek and intersect with the Chicken Creek Trail.
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This hike is listed as One-Way.
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