Hiking Project Logo

Monument Canyon Trail

 4.4 (11)

Length


5.8 Miles 9.4 Kilometers


1,535' 468 m

Ascent

-145' -44 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

41%

Max Grade (22°)

6,122' 1,866 m

High

4,731' 1,442 m

Low

Shared By Tom Wolfe

Conditions


All Clear 42 days ago
Dry History

Getting forecast...

An awesome trail into Monument Canyon with stunning views.

Tom Wolfe

Dogs No Dogs

Features Views · Wildlife

Description

The trail starts at the fence for the east entrance to Monument Canyon. Begin to climb and follow the trail as it climbs steadily for around a mile with variations of rock, technical spots and packed trail.

There are several cliffs rising above the trail on your right as you ascend to the spire. There are trail markers when you get to the split between the trail and Wedding Canyon Trail. Continue on to the left and there are rollers for the next few miles as the trail will twist and turns working its way around smaller little canyons working its way up to Rimrock Dr. I recommend turning around unless you want more mileage or someone is picking you up at the top.

Flora & Fauna

Lizards are everywhere, could see a jackrabbit and bighorn sheep. Deer can sometimes be seen early in the morning or late evening.

Contacts

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Oct 27, 2018
Kelly Phillips
Jun 10, 2018
Graeme Dunn
May 7, 2018
Karl Schloer
5.8mi
May 6, 2018
Machelle Williams
Started at the top trailhead and hiked down. 5.8mi
Apr 14, 2018
Malia Ford
Sep 29, 2016
Jacqueline McDermott
Sep 3, 2016
Mindy MacInnes
We saw big horn sheep, lizards, and a jack rabbit!
Jul 30, 2016
Keri Schroeder
Not a loop. Beautiful views all along the way.

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 11 votes

#4068

Overall
  4.4 from 11 votes
5 Star
55%
4 Star
27%
3 Star
18%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#305

in Colorado

#4,068

Overall
58 Views Last Month
1,517 Since Apr 22, 2015
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
13%
63%
25%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking