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black Agate Creek Trail #484

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10.0 mile 16.2 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 308' 94 m
Descent: -2,949' -899 m
High: 11,776' 3,589 m
Low: 8,930' 2,722 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Trail shared by Zach Allen

An awesome, rowdy, moto descent via Old Monarch Pass with many creek crossings.

Zach Allen

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This is an alternate descent from the Monarch Crest Trail that drops down the west / Pacific side of the Continental Divide. This is a long 10-mile descent that crosses Agate Creek seemingly dozens of times, so it's best ridden late in the season. A number of fast rocks and roots will keep your attention the whole way down. There are lots of moto whoops, rock gardens and bermed turns with about a dozen increasingly deep creek crossings.

This descent feels more remote than other descent options off of the Crest.

Start this ride the same as you would for the Monarch Crest Trail: From the top of Monarch Pass - US 5, park at the parking lot near the scenic tram building..

To start the ride, go up the dirt road behind the tram building. Stay right to get onto the Monarch crest singletrack. You are going to pass intersections for Fooses Creek and Green's Creek. You are looking for Agate Creek Trail #484, which will peel off to your right to descend to the west side of US 50 - Monarch Pass. From here, you descend over 10 miles of superb singletrack down to where you've stashed a vehicle on US 50.

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Aug 27, 2017
Shane Tulp
Jul 17, 2017
Luke Stalker
Very little mud. Trees cleared. Water crossings still very deep and fast. Overall awesome. 10mi

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  4.0 from 7 votes

#3

in Monarch Pass

#6565

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#3

in Monarch Pass

#645

in Colorado

#6,565

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