“A forest service road descent from Stanley Reservoir, with a rough hike-a-bike section over the canyon ridge.
— Allen Tanner
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West Monument Creek Trail splits off of the Stanley Rim Trail (722)
near Stanley Reservoir. It's a challenging means to descend from the area.
The first 2.5 miles descend a very steep and lesser-used forest service road, with grades up to 20%. The road dead-ends at a ridge. At mile 2.5 along the road, there is a poorly marked hike-a-bike trail that climbs over the north side of this ridge. This portion of trail is loose with granite scree. It continues over the ridge for about a half mile, until it meets the forest service road on the other side of the ridge which descends into AFA property and eventually meets the AFA Falcon Trail Loop.