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Little Cochetopa Trail

 1.0 (2)

7.5 Miles 12.1 Kilometers


Singletrack

434' 132 m

Ascent

-3,249' -990 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

12,238' 3,730 m

High

8,990' 2,740 m

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Shared By Allen Tanner

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A little-used, seven-mile descent from the Monarch Crest Trail along Little Cochetopa Creek.

Allen Tanner

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At mile 7.8 of the Monarch Crest Trail, Agate Creek Trail #484 descends westward, and an extension climbs up to the ridgeline a few hundred feet higher. Over the ridge, the Little Cochetopa Trail descends into the valley.

After less than a mile, the trail fades and wayfinding begins. The trail generally runs along the north side of the river. With other excellent choices of singletrack in the area, this trail is more of a bail-out option from the Crest.

After four miles, the singletrack meets a rough four-wheel drive dirt road. This continues to descend to the trailhead for another three miles. At mile 7, the trail meets FS210, a well maintained service road, which can be ridden all the way to Highway 50.

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Oct 20, 2017
Allen Tanner

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#5

in Monarch Pass

#24781

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in Monarch Pass

#2,435

in Colorado

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Marcel Slootheer
Salida, CO
Marcel Slootheer   Salida, CO
I wouldn't advertise this as a possible bail-out option of the crest as this trail requires quite a bit of effort of going over the first climb (steep hike-a-bike) and not getting lost on the other side. At this point into the crest ride it's way better to continue on the crest and ride the downhill to Marshall Pass and then turn left and coast down it back to HWY 285. Jun 10, 2018

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