PHYSICAL EXERTION: INTERMEDIATE+ / TECHNICAL ABILITY: ADVANCED
What to Expect From This Trip: BIG rides above treeline. Epic descents in the Colorado high country that will blow your mind.
We’re super excited that our Monarch Crest trip has become a regular on the calendar- it’s more epic than we imagined. The IMBA Epic-rated ride is over 35 miles with a whole bunch of descending, but very few know that the best descents aren’t on the epic ride! That’s why we’ll take four days to show you the goods, just like we always do with Chasing Epic. Be prepared to be totally worked over these four days, as the combination of rowdy descents, altitude, and long days on the bike will wear even the fittest and best riders out.
For this trip, we decided to mix things up a bit and run it “Enduro” style: meaning most of our rides on this trip will be shuttled with advanced-level, big descents that aren’t for the faint of heart. Sure, we’ll have a big day of trail riding mixed in (Day 3 on Canyon Creek), but these descents are some of the biggest in the Rockies and you’ll want to bring your A-game. Four days of these rides will wear on you! This trip will be guided by our awesome partners at Colorado Backcountry, who have approved permits from the US Forest Service.