Monarch Crest Trail is an IMBA Epic mountain bike ride in Salida Colorado. The trail is 35 miles long with changing scenery. The adventure starts off at the top of Monarch Pass and ascends right away. We jumped off the shuttles and were greeted by a thunderstorm, heavy rain and hail.
The rain followed us for the next 30 miles but did not stop the amazing alpine views. This was truly an epic day and test of our characters. Cold, wet and tired we pushed on enjoying steep uphills and fast technical descents.