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      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Shuttleable: YES
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      Region Details
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      16
      Trails Mountain Bike
      17
      Trails E-Bike
      9
      Trails Horse
      3
      Trails Hike
      17
      Trails Trail Running
      17
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      6
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      2
      Total Distance
      89 miles
      Total Descent
      24,416 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,114 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      12,611 ft
      Reports
      192
      Photos
      180
      Ridden Counter
      5,099
      Sub Regions
      No riding areas or trails have been contributed in this region. Help grow the crowd-sourced database by contributing a local riding area then trails can be added to it!

      Popular Monarch Pass Mountain Biking Trails

      Monarch Pass Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Canyon Creek - Sawatch
      Salida
      19 miles
      Monarch Crest Trail
      Monarch Pass
      27 miles
      Monarch Crest / Starvation Creek
      Monarch Mountain
      29 miles
      Windy Peak (via Colorado Trail)
      Monarch Pass
      14 miles
      Colorado Trail: Segment 15
      Salida
      14 miles
      Tomichi Pass
      Monarch Pass
      5 miles
      Canyon Creek
      Monarch Pass
      19 miles
      Old Monarch Pass Loop
      Monarch Pass
      3 miles
      Greens Creek Trail
      Monarch Pass
      13 miles
      Terrible Mountain
      Monarch Pass
      10 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      Past Week
      • 1 rides

      Photos of Monarch Pass Mountain Bike

      trail: Canyon Creek
      12 |
      Feb 20, 2024 @ 5:03pm
      Feb 20, 2024
      trail: Canyon Creek
      10 |
      Feb 20, 2024 @ 5:03pm
      Feb 20, 2024
      trail: Canyon Creek
      14 |
      Feb 20, 2024 @ 5:03pm
      Feb 20, 2024
      12 |
      Sep 28, 2023 @ 3:24pm
      Sep 28, 2023
      trail: Silver Creek
      159 |
      Jul 13, 2020 @ 3:48pm
      Jul 13, 2020
      trail: Silver Creek
      170 |
      Aug 7, 2019 @ 4:36pm
      Aug 7, 2019
      615 |
      May 28, 2013 @ 1:41pm
      May 28, 2013
      534 |
      Feb 28, 2012 @ 5:18pm
      Feb 28, 2012

      Videos of Monarch Pass Mountain Bike

      Starvation Creek-Crash
      34 | Nov 4, 2022
      Golden Girl - Becky Gardner and the Process 153 DL
      1:54 | 5715 | Aug 25, 2020
      Epic Trail just outside of Salida CO
      0:27 | 43 | Aug 5, 2020
      Monarch Crest epic part 2
      18:57 | 28 | Dec 10, 2019
      Ultimate Guide to Mountain Biking Monarch Crest

      3:54 | 20 | Aug 29, 2023
      Monarch Crest to Silver Creek MTB Trails...

      25:46 | 43 | Jan 28, 2023
      Silver Creek Trail Salida, CO
      6:02 | 280 | Jul 28, 2022 , Salida
      Riding Monarch Crest Trail. Salida, CO
      6:51 | 267 | Jul 26, 2022 , Salida

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      CDT CT - Monarch Crest Trail
      Salida
      Sep 28, 2023 @ 3:24pm
      Sep 28, 2023
      Dryjimwp
      South Fooses Creek
      Salida
      Sep 26, 2023 @ 8:21pm
      Sep 26, 2023
      DryCouple of trees down, otherwise most of...FullTrucker
      Rainbow
      Salida
      Aug 11, 2023 @ 8:26am
      Aug 11, 2023
      Dryextrapulp
      Silver Creek
      Salida
      Aug 11, 2023 @ 8:26am
      Aug 11, 2023
      DryAll trees currently cleared. Very fun trail.extrapulp
      CT - Marshall Pass
      Salida
      Aug 11, 2023 @ 8:26am
      Aug 11, 2023
      Dryextrapulp
      Canyon Creek
      Salida
      Jul 27, 2023 @ 4:29pm
      Jul 27, 2023
      DryPretty dusted out and dry. Loose rocks...forrestgladding
      Green's Creek
      Salida
      Jul 24, 2023 @ 10:31am
      Jul 24, 2023
      Snow Coveredfooses
      Starvation Creek
      Salida
      Jul 16, 2023 @ 4:10pm
      Jul 16, 2023
      DryOnly 1 tree blocking trail half way in as...randytmann
      Tomichi Pass Road NF-888
      Salida
      Aug 27, 2022 @ 11:01am
      Aug 27, 2022
      Variablesgpon
      Agate Creek
      Salida
      Jul 4, 2022 @ 8:23pm
      Jul 4, 2022
      VariableThe descent to first creek crossing is...zeerob J-GULCH

      National Scenic Trails & Official Routes

      Activity Feed

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      stach92wishlistrouteactivity #51233295
      Apr 15, 2024 @ 2:30pm
      Apr 15, 2024
      Trenin97wishlistrouteactivity #51096555
      Apr 12, 2024 @ 5:51pm
      Apr 12, 2024
      OxUy0Mwishlisttrailactivity #50957047
      Apr 8, 2024 @ 4:41pm
      Apr 8, 2024
      ngallagher77commenttrailactivity #50444176
      Mar 25, 2024 @ 6:48am
      Mar 25, 2024
      larrythelambwishlisttrailactivity #50163932 and 2 more
      Mar 18, 2024 @ 12:51pm
      Mar 18, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      ngallagher77trailSouth Fooses CreekNice trail - as of 10/2023 the USFS has added...
      Mar 25, 2024 @ 6:48am
      Mar 25, 2024
      rhanstuedletrailStarvation CreekRad as hell, love this descent. Point it down...
      Nov 4, 2023 @ 3:17pm
      Nov 4, 2023
      tortillatrailStarvation CreekI don’t know why this is even an MTB trail. ...
      Sep 24, 2023 @ 7:38pm
      Sep 24, 2023
      bkm303trailCanyon CreekMindblowing descent - starts off as loose...
      Sep 5, 2023 @ 9:14am
      Sep 5, 2023
      forrestgladdingtrailCanyon CreekThis trail has potential to be world class but...
      Jul 27, 2023 @ 4:26pm
      Jul 27, 2023

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1789 miles24,416 ft58 miles4,114 ft
      1781921228
      E-Bike965 miles16,509 ft40 miles4,114 ft
      1711
      Horse325 miles3,222 ft12 miles3,468 ft
      692
      Hike1789 miles24,416 ft58 miles4,114 ft
      192192
      Trail Running1789 miles24,416 ft58 miles4,114 ft
      192191
      Dirtbike/Moto645 miles9,052 ft27 miles3,468 ft
      72
      ATV/ORV/OHV28 miles2,041 ft
      163
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