Welcome to the 2017 and Second Edition
August 26, 2017 6:15am
Hosted by Jesse Jakomait.
This is intended to be NON-COMMERCIAL, Recreational-Use Activities that are held on parts of USFS lands in compliance with USFS Special Use Rules and Regulations.
Please make sure to read all rules for this. This is fully unsupported and you will need to be self-sufficient in order to complete this. The rules are located HERE.
Earn your turns and ride 5 amazing descents in a day on this tour of the Monarch Crest area (Fooses, Crest, Silver Creek, Starvation & Greens). Don’t be afraid to ride your big bike with grippy tires and a dropper post to maximize the fun!
Start on Monarch Pass and ride Crest Trail to S. Fooses. ->Descend S. Fooses and climb back up N. Fooses dirt road to reconnect with the Crest Trail. Follow Crest Trail passing by Marshall Pass to Silver Creek. ->Descend Silver Creek and take Rainbow Trail to Hwy 285. Make an immediate left Climb back up Marshall Pass Rd back to the top of Marshall Pass. ->Descend Starvation and climb back up Poncha Creek Rd back to Marshall Pass. Climb backwards up the Crest Trail to Greens. ->Descend Greens Creek Trail and finish at the Poncha Springs Visitors Center.
86 miles, ~11k ft climbing, ~14,5k ft descending
High Valley Shuttle will set up an an earlier bird run leaving at 5:30am for those interested at their standard rate. Please call them at 719-539-6089. To be fair to them, please don’t wait till the last minute to reserve your seat! Park there and get a lift to the top of the pass. Before the ride please sign up before the start at High Valley Shuttle parking lot from 5:00 am to 5:30 am or at the start from 6:00 am till 6:15 am. When you get done your ride (regardless of how far you got) please sign out on the registration sheet that will be left on the picnic table at the High Valley parking lot.
Looking for volunteers to help with a single potluck aid station on top of Marshall Pass that you will pass by 3 times during your tour (mile 24, 57 & 68).
Civil Twighlight 6:02am Sunrise 6:29am, Sunset 7:42pm Civil Twighlight 8:10pm
All riders should be passed the last aid station and headed backwards up the Crest Trail by 5:30pm. Unless you are carrying lights you are encouraged to bail down Marshall Pass Road back to Poncha Springs.
Route: click Here.