Monument Peak

Total Miles
22.9

Elevation

464.59 ft

Duration

6 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Summer, Fall, Spring

Trail Overview

This trail circles one side of the needle so you can see it from the back. Spoiler: It is more impressive from a distance. This trail is heavily used by quads and side-by-sides. They have caused a lot of whoop-de-dos on much of the trail and it is unpleasant in a Jeep. Go slow and have patience. We went up the east side and returned on the west side, but it can be done either way. Burros are everywhere in this area. Populations are above the carrying capacity of the range and need to be managed more aggressively

Photos of Monument Peak

Monument Peak
Monument Peak
Monument Peak

Difficulty

Uneven, rutted dirt trail with loose rocks, sand, erosion, and washes. Potential water crossings up to 18" deep, mud holes, and obstacles up to 2 feet, including ledges and short, steep grades.

History

Monument Peak is a distinctive needle visible from quite a distance. It is one corner of the Colorado River Indian Reservation established in 1865.

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Jim Cockerham
Mar 18, 2023
4x4
Open

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