Monarch Crest Trail
**We are out of our Forest Service user days for the Monarch Crest for the 2018 season. Stop on in and we’d be happy to go over the map of the trail.**
The Monarch Crest is without a doubt one of the most special mountain bike rides anywhere. As an IMBA Epic, we aren’t alone in thinking so. The Monarch Crest Trail delivers incredible high altitude singletrack and a long downhill that descends thousands of feet back to Salida. To begin this ride we shuttle from Salida at 7,000 feet up to Monarch Pass at 11,312 feet! As we like to say: it’s all downhill… except for the uphill. And despite our starting elevation, there is some climbing.
It’s that high elevation that makes the views along the Monarch Crest Trail so spectacular. Most days, we can see six distinct mountain ranges as we ride: Pikes Peak and the Mosquito Range to the east; the Sangre de Cristos to the southeast; the San Juan Mountains to the southwest; the Uncompahgre Plateau to west; the Elk Mountains to the northwest; and the Sawatch Range to the north.
The Monarch Crest Trail does not disappoint and truly is one of the best rides you’ll ever do. Join us for the fun!
Miles: 19 (or less for out-and-back), 39 for Crest to Silver Creek
Duration: 5-7 hours
Difficulty: Intermediate/Advanced – high altitude, challenging single-track
Trail: Single-track, Dirt Road, Paved Road
Rates: $285 first person. $150 each additional person. Maximum 5 people. For groups over 6 please contact us for group pricing.
Includes: Aluminium full suspension mountain bike; guide; shuttle; lunch; and water bottle.
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