I am looking for information about riding the Monarch Crest Trail beginning at Monarch Pass and ending in Sargents, Co. on the western side of the Continental Divide. I have ridden the “classic” Monarch Crest many times, following the Colorado Trail thru Marshall Pass, then descending the Rainbow Trail thru the Silver Creek drainage. I have also done variations on the theme, descending South Fooses Creek to the east and Agate Creek to the west. All of these rides are well documented in the book “Salida Singletrack” by Nathan Ward. This summer I would like to continue west on the Colorado Trail over Marshall Mesa, perhaps using Tank Seven Creek, Milk Creek, Long Branch Creek or Hicks Creek to descend to US Hwy 50 on the western side of Monarch Pass. Can anyone provide solid advice (distance, gain/loss figures, trail conditions, technical challenges, etc.) on the various route options? Thanks in advance for your input!