Monarch Branch is a hiking and biking trail in Salida, Colorado. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 7,049 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 161 feet. The Mama D's cafe, the Rivers Edge and Ferraro's restaurants, and the Palace Hotel are near the trailhead. There are also restrooms and a bench. The Bank of the West bank, the Joshua Been, Bork & Watkins, and Gallery 150 galleries, the Woods High Mountain Distillery pub, the Cafe Dawn cafe, and the First Presbyterian Church place of worship can be seen along the trail.
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