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green Otto's Trail

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0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -148' -45 m
High: 5,824' 1,775 m
Low: 5,676' 1,730 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by Hunter R

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

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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.

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May 27, 2019
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Oct 14, 2018
Angel Davis
Jul 1, 2018
Tracey Ziniel
Oct 11, 2017
Anna Schwyter
Alex Duncan
Aug 2, 2017
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#384

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#4,972

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