Monument Fire Center - TRAIL

Monument Fire Center - Trail, Monument, Colorado

Mostly single track through the forest. There are several trails in the area which is not extremely large so you can pretty much make up your own route. Not many big climbs, some short downhills, but flying through the forest can be pretty fun. A good ride if you only have a few hours, but you can pretty spend as much time there as you want. These trails connect to others and borders the national forest.

User Reviews (6)

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Paulmb   Cross Country Rider [Sep 06, 2003]

This is a great trail for begginers to advanced riders.Some of the trails can get difficult, It just depends on what rote you take.there are some routs ont he trail. There is some sandy parts but not a lout.

Customer Service

From the parking lot take the trail on the right and stay right.

Similar Products Used: none
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Kyle B   [Jan 08, 2003]

this is a fun trail with loops that will suit both beginners and the more advanced riders. It is no Moab but a good place to train for moab. it has large elevation changes with the base of the hill around 8,500 feet.

Customer Service

start at parking lot and go tho the left entrance, ride past the big rock all the way to the highest point in the trail then enjoy the long downhill onto the fire road that makes a curve to the left, keep on going straight after the curve onto the trail.
!!!watch out for horses and bears on the trail!!!

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Mtbmike   [Feb 02, 2003]

A friend of mine gave me a copy of the Monument/Palmer Lake Trails map, which is something that the LBS, Balanced Rock Bike and Ski, puts out. We drove down from Longmont to find something new and different than the overused Boulder County trails we usually frequent.

We stopped by the bike shop to get a reccomendation on a proper route; the map shows a stacked loop system of more than 20 miles in an area smaller than a three square miles. We were told where the toughest part of the the area was and the general direction we could follow.

We were not disappointed. The trails were in great condition thanks to the local group that maintains the trails once a month, and that's an accomplishment during this drought. Even though there were soft sopts on the trail due to lack of water, but the tread was stable and not falling apart like so many other Front Range trails lately.

The entire area sits on the escarpment of Mt Herman and the drainages provide plenty of variablity. You can be as causual or aggresive as you like in this system. Beginners and experts will get face cramps from grinning. The toughest part of the trail was challenging and fun and I'd go do it again without reservation.

One Note: These trails are truly multiple use. Lots of horses, hikers and dogs. Why can't I have something like this in my backyard?

Customer Service

Any way you can! Climbing up the Mt Herman Trail from the parking lot was a nice power climb and the downhill looping back toward Monument Rock was a technical as it gets here....If you can do this loop without dabbing, everything else is butter!

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Kyle   [Apr 01, 2003]

awsome trail. it has some great uphills and some fast downhills. it also has a great view of the front range.

Customer Service

get off at the monument exit and tur left by the 7-11 follow that road until you come to a 4-way stop, turn right over the railroad tracks, turn left onto mcshane, follow that road until you see mt. herman road, turnright onto it. follow the road until you see a parking lot.

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Jimmy   [May 17, 2003]

This was probably the first trail i had ever gone on. And it is still one of my favorites. There is everything on it. ups and downs and turns. Its a whole load of fun.

Customer Service

Well, I am not a fan of uphill, so i take the left route, up to the rock, down the stairs and back

Similar Products Used: 'stupid' trail. Really not sure of real name. Just ask 'Balanced Rock Bike and Ski shop' they will tell you how to get there
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Goldenrider   [Jun 24, 2003]

Nice trails. I suggest going for the ridge trails. It is fun riding the rocky up and downs along the ridge lines. Plus there are tons of different types of trails (sandy, rocky, flat dirt and more) that makes it a fun place to ride.

We stopped in at "Balanced Rock Bike Shop" before heading up. GREAT guys, every helpful. They have a nice map of the area.

Customer Service

I am in agreement with evryone else on the reviews start from the trail head on the left side of the road. Start by going up the trail to the left side of the park signs. Just head anywhere you want. All is good.

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