Crank Yankin, Eddyline Feastin, Hot Springin - Monarch Crest Trail

Qualifier:  Monarch Crest  - IMBA EPIC

Qualifier: Monarch Crest - IMBA EPIC

We've had the Monarch Crest Trail on our todo list for awhile now...  As should everyone its that rad!  A few suggestions for after the MC trail and your epic ride will end perfectly!

  1. Eddyline Brewery in Buena Vista, CO
  2. Cottonwood Hot Springs in Buena Vista, CO

Date: Sept 29, 2012

Riders: Drew, Graham, Kristin and Me

Mileage: 32 miles

Elevation Gain: 2800' with 6500' of Downhill Bliss

Average Pace: 10 min/mile

Total time includes breaks: 5 hours 15 mins

Trail description: Its the Monarch Crest Trail - no description needed its perfect!  Get Out and Ride It!  

PURE BLISS - 32 miles of one of our nations top MTN Bike Rides

Elevation with corresponding speed profile - topped her out at 42 mph on hw 285 back to Poncha Springs :)

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K - Crank Yanking at 12800'

The only steady climb on the crest, below Chipeta Mtn and Mt. Ouray wth Pahlone Peak in the background

Drew - Clown Wheelin on that there 29er

Brothers looking for Oxygen at 12000'

Who Drowned my Trail

CD trail meets COT

Graham - Gettin his creek time