10 miles
Distance
1,184 ft
Climb
-1,735 ft
Descent
01:44:05
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Monarch Crest Trail

Monarch Crest Details

  • Riding area
    Salida
    Salida, Colorado
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    July - Oct
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #5579
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Monarch Crest is an epic High Country ride!

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More Stats for Monarch Crest mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -551 ft
  • Altitude min
    10,827 ft
  • Altitude max
    11,973 ft
  • Altitude start
    11,378 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,827 ft
  • Grade
    -1.021%
  • Grade max
    -29.652%
  • Grade min
    25.867%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,043 ft
  • Avg time
    01:44:05
  • Avg reverse time
    01:41:30
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Status:
on Jul 8, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.45 (14 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to monarch-crest trailhead (38.493310, -106.321090)
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Monarch Crest Trail Reports

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Jul 8, 2018 @ 7:38pm
Jul 8, 2018
Jun 15, 2018 @ 10:30pm
Jun 15, 2018
One snow bank left to cross, otherwise in great condition throughout. Shuttle from Poncha Springs is now running.
Sep 4, 2017 @ 6:27pm
Sep 4, 2017
Aug 18, 2017 @ 2:08pm
Aug 18, 2017
All clear. Trails in great shape from start to finish. There are a few muddy spots. But nothing of any concern.
Jul 11, 2017 @ 11:31am
Jul 11, 2017
Two spots that still had snow, but both were easily crossed on foot. Everything else was good and even starting to get some powdery dry spots.
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Jul 8, 2018 @ 7:37pm
Jul 8, 2018
Monarch Crest, My City
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Jul 8, 2018 @ 7:37pm
Jul 8, 2018
Monarch Crest, My City
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Jan 8, 2018 @ 9:18am
Jan 8, 2018
| 1 comments Monarch Crest, Salida
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Sep 21, 2017 @ 12:13pm
Sep 21, 2017
Monarch Crest, Salida

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