45 miles
Distance
6,266 ft
Climb
-10,511 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This route takes the standard Monarch Crest shuttle route but adds more to it by going all the way into Salida instead of Poncha Springs

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Salida Mountain Trails (salidamountaintrails.org)
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Trails in Route

Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Monarch Crest to Salida mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -4,245 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,059 ft
  • Altitude start
    11,305 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,061 ft
  • Grade
    -1.778%
  • Grade max
    -42.675%
  • Grade min
    34.342%
  • Distance climb
    17 miles
  • Distance down
    26 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
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  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
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