Adventure Projects is hiring a web engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
Hiking Project Logo

Otto's Trail

 5.0 (2)

Length


0.4 Miles 0.6 Kilometers


0' 0 m

Ascent

-148' -45 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

5,824' 1,775 m

High

5,676' 1,730 m

Low

Shared By Hunter R

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

A quick descent along the mesa-top to gorgeous views of four monoliths and Monument Canyon.

Hunter R

Dogs No Dogs

Features Views

Family Friendly Children will love the trail's short nature and astounding views.

Description

Otto's Trail's succinct nature and breathtaking views make it a wonderful option for burgeoning hikers, view-seekers, or those seeking the most "bang for their buck" during a short visit to Colorado National Monument.

Beginning at the Otto's Trail Roadside Parking Area, follow the trail along a mesa-top through scrubby Utah juniper and pinyon pine. Descend along the route for about a half-mile before reaching the fenced overlook near the Pipe Organ Monolith.

From this spot, four famous monoliths are visible: to the south lies Independence Monument, towering over 450 feet above the canyon floor, and to the north lies Pipe Organ, Sentinel Spire, and Window Rock.

Flora & Fauna

Typical to this area, Utah juniper, pinyon pine, and sagebrush are in abundance along Otto's Trail.

Contacts

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Oct 14, 2018
Angel Davis
Jul 1, 2018
Tracey Ziniel
Oct 11, 2017
Anna Schwyter
Alex Duncan
Aug 2, 2017
Dylan Payne

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 2 votes

#797

Overall
  5.0 from 2 votes
5 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#114

in Colorado

#797

Overall
15 Views Last Month
341 Since Feb 2, 2016
Easy Easy

100%
0%
0%
0%
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