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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > Pikes Peak Ranger District

Quick Facts

Monument Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,040 Feet (2194.5 Meters) Memorial Grove
Difficulty: Moderate to More Difficult
Elevation: 7,026 Feet (2190.1 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 360 Feet (112.2 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 7,400 Feet (2306.7 Meters)
Handicapped Accessible: No
High Point: 8,500 Feet (2649.6 Meters) Mt. Herman Road
Length, One-way: 8 Miles (13.33 Kilometers)
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 137, Pikes Peak Atlas
Recommended Season: Summer
Trail Number: 715

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General Description

The Monument Trail begins at Memorial Grove dedicated to deceased Forest Service Personnel. Pass through the fence stile and travel up the road a short distance to reach the trail on the south side of the road. This trail follows Monument Creek in Limbaugh Canyon for most of the way to Mt. Herman Road. After you cross Mt. Herman Road the trail will widen to accommodate four wheelers. Less than .5 miles after you cross the road look for a trail heading northwest from this road. This will lead you to Balanced Rock Road and the Monument Work Center.

Directions from Monument: From Monument drive south on Mitchell Avenue .75 miles to Mt. Herman Road. Turn west and drive 1.5 miles to Schilling Road, 1/2 mile to trailhead

Directions from Monument: Mt. Herman Road 1.5 miles to Schilling, 1/2 mile to trailhead

Seasonal Information:
Normal Summer Season: May through October . Normally Accessible: December through March (NOTE: Normally Open - conditions may vary depending on snowpack.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Monument Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Monument Trail
ICON Animal Identification Monument Trail
ICON Bird Identification Monument Trail
ICON Plant Identification Monument Trail
ICON Wildflower Identification Monument Trail
ICON Mountain Biking Monument Trail

Related Activities
Mt. Herman Trail - The Mount Herman Trail leads to the summit of Mt. Herman west of the town of Monument. The trail leads up the southern slope of Mt. Herman to the 9063' summit.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Pike and San Isabel National Forests, 1920 Valley Drive , Pueblo, CO, 81008, Phone: 719-545-8737

Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, 302 North Santa Fe Drive, P.O. Box 697 , Pueblo, CO, 81003, Phone: 800-233-3446, www.pueblochamber.org


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