Monument Rock Loop

Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Take the northernmost track, which is a singletrack trail. Follow the gently rolling and smooth trail to a dirt road approximately 0.8 mile into the run. Turn left and pick up the singletrack on the other side of the road by a gate. After a short descent, there is a slight climb to the pond, named by locals “Stinky Pond” for obvious reasons. The pond sits adjacent to the aptly named Monument Rock, and another very small water feature known as “Guacamole Pond” due to its green tint. Views are outstanding of the foothills and Mount Herman to the west and the town of Monument to the east.
Best Trail Runs: Denver, Boulder, & Colorado Springs

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Best Trail Runs: Denver, Boulder, & Colorado Springs

by Adam W. Chase, Nancy Hobbs, Peter Jones (Falcon Guides)

Take the northernmost track, which is a singletrack trail. Follow the gently rolling and smooth trail to a dirt road approximately 0.8 mile into the run. Turn left and pick up the singletrack on the other side of the road by a gate.

After a short descent, there is a slight climb to the pond, named by locals “Stinky Pond” for obvious reasons. The pond sits adjacent to the aptly named Monument Rock, and another very small water feature known as “Guacamole Pond” due to its green tint. Views are outstanding of the foothills and Mount Herman to the west and the town of Monument to the east.

© 2017 Adam W. Chase, Nancy Hobbs, Peter Jones /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running
Nearby City: Colorado Springs
Distance: 2.6
Elevation Gain: 205 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 27 minutes
Season: Year-round
Additional Use: Mountain Biking
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/psicc/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=27702&actid=50
Driving Directions: Directions to Monument Rock Loop

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