35.1 miles
Distance
2,660 ft
Climb
-6,505 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

The typical Monarch Crest route, starting from the ski area, traversing to Marshall Pass.

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1 Review & Comments

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provin1327 (Aug 26, 2019 at 8:30)
 A fun and classic route. The traverse above treeline provides some great views and the descent down to Marshall pass is pretty rad, fast and chunky. If you like loose and fast you'll love Silver Creek. Beware that most of the hard work, climbing, and effort comes in on the Rainbow trail. This is after you have already put in 20 miles of riding and descending. Definitely do-able for the average mountain biker but budget around 6 hours of total riding time. Also, there is not 3,700' of climbing on this route as the elevation suggests. That is incorrect. It's more like 2,600'.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    321
More Stats for Monarch Crest - The Classic mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -3,845 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,462 ft
  • Altitude start
    11,307 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,464 ft
  • Grade
    -2.1%
  • Grade max
    -60.1%
  • Grade min
    34.6%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    22 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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CT (Marshall Pass)
Aug 28, 2021 @ 8:29am
Aug 28, 2021
Silver Creek
Aug 28, 2021 @ 8:29am
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Monarch Crest Trail
Jul 18, 2021 @ 8:14am
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Rainbow
Jul 11, 2021 @ 7:40am
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Marshall Rd Connector
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