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Monk's Trail

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 4.5 (11)

A rocky, mostly downhill singletrack through Palisades Canyon that ends with some fun technical switchbacks and jumps.


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Map Key

1.3

Miles

2.1

KM

Singletrack

4,611' 1,405 m

High

4,161' 1,268 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

449' 137 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

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Open 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Description

Monk's Trail is one of the most fun and rewarding sections you'll encounter at the end of the Palisades Canyon Loop. It's mostly downhill and you'll be challenged by rough and loose sections along with some solid rock sections where you'll be dodging two-foot tall boulders at times. A high suspension travel, all mountain rig is better for the downhill sections of this trail. Cross-country bikes will take a serious beating unless you take it slow.

Near the end, you'll encounter some fun, technical switchbacks and a few jumps with very narrow landings that require great precision. Luckily, you can ride over these and treat them more like a pump track section. After the jump section, put your bike in a high gear and pedal like mad to make it up the steep ramp to the Palisades Canyon Access Road that most riders start their Palisades adventure on.

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Shared By:

Tony Reyes

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  4.5 from 11 votes

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  4.5 from 11 votes
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Jump 'em or roll 'em near the end of the loop, you decide but the landing is narrow...
Oct 1, 2017 near El Paso, TX
Fast, technical, downhill switchbacks near the end.
Oct 1, 2017 near El Paso, TX
Pedal, pedal, pedal and keep your weight forward up the final challenge!
Oct 1, 2017 near El Paso, TX

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