Monarch Crest is one of the region's (actually the country's) best EPIC mountain biking trails! Be prepared for a long, difficult day with 2000 feet of climbing at high elevation, where severe weather is always a distinct possibility. The Monarch Crest is actually 3 famed trails rolled into one adventurous day in the saddle: The Monarch Crest Trail follows the Continental Divide for 14 miles, a serious descent down Silver Creek Trail for 4.5 miles, then rolling with punchy climbs for 10 miles along the Rainbow Trail. This day will hurt, but it is also immense fun and you will remember it forever!
The start of the trail is at Monarch Pass, about 2.5 hours from Colorado Springs.