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blue Monument Canyon Trail

Trail

5.8 mile 9.4 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,535' 468 m
Descent: -145' -44 m
High: 6,122' 1,866 m
Low: 4,731' 1,442 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 41% (22°)

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Trail shared by Tom Wolfe

An awesome trail into Monument Canyon with stunning views.

Tom Wolfe

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.

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May 28, 2019
Brandon Bell
Hiked down from the top trailhead to Independence Monument and back. 7mi — 4h 00m
Mar 23, 2019
Chris W
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

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  4.3 from 14 votes

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#299

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