Monument Rock is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Monument, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.7 miles Elevation Gain: 269 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

views

wildlife

scramble

horseback riding
12 days ago

Room for a couple of trailers at the trailhead in a small grassy area. I arrived at 8 am on a Saturday and there were a lot of cars already (mostly bikers). Well kept trails and many options of trails to take. Not marked, so definitely keep an eye on your map.

hiking
private property
25 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

Nice & maintained trail. The rock halfway helps you stay motivated. Great option to get a quick hike in after work.

hiking
bugs
rocky
1 month ago

Very beautiful trail with up close view of the mountains. My only complaint was that there are no signs/maps anywhere. I had to look at the map on this app to see what path to go on. Other than that it was really nice. Perfect for kids.

Fun family hike with varying terrain. Mama started out SLOW, but was feeling much better once we hit the rock.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy walk with visible trail just wish there were markers after you reach monument rock. We decided to take this trail at 7 and if it weren’t for this trail we would have ended up in the dark with no sense of direction. Definitely would take it again though with our doggies.

hiking
1 month ago

Kid friendly. We took 4 kids age 3-14. And all had a good time. It gets narrow in a few spots (but enough open wooded areas to step aside) making it difficult to share the path with bikers but it wouldn’t stop me from going again. The loop itself is fairly shaded by trees but once you arrive at Monument Rock it’s all open. Dog friendly and saw some dogs playing in the small pond right next to the monument.

hiking
1 month ago

Love this trail! Good shade, lots of space and nice views. Pretty flat and easy.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Just a little mudd. So many different ways to go. Love this area.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Nice hike despite some mud. Not well marked but figured it out! Also not too crowded. One section near parking lot with a lot of dog poop which we scooped up.

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muddy
2 months ago

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icy
muddy
snow
2 months ago

hiking
snow
2 months ago

Great trail, mostly through the woods. Hiked after a snow storm. Wore regular snow boots. Thankful for the people in snow shoes to pack the trail. Highly recommend for a snowy wonderland.

hiking
icy
muddy
2 months ago

this trail is still icy and muddy in areas. several cutoffs are also closed or rerouted. overall a fun short hike with the kids (ages 10, 11, and 14). just be ready to either go through mud or be willing to off trail some parts.

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icy
muddy
off trail
snow
3 months ago

Easy in parts, but we went off trail a bit to get to the rock formations which made it more challenging (and fun). Went in February and it was pretty slushy, muddy, and deep snow on most of the trail. Overall, very pretty, easy to get to and lots of freedom to cut your own trails.

3 months ago

Icy, slushy, and muddy. Nice short hike with mountains close by and of course Monument rock.

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muddy
snow
3 months ago

Pretty Icy. I would suggest micro spikes but you can do it without micro spikes

hiking
snow
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Easy Trail. Quite a few dogs. Icy in patches, but easy to walk around. Great for birding and just a stroll. Lots of intersecting side trails. 4 star only because of road noise in places.

hiking
icy
snow
4 months ago

This was a perfect hike for our family with a five-year-old. It was a bit snowy and icy in January but perfectly doable with a warm jacket and gloves. There were patches of shade and mostly sun. Monument rock was absolutely beautiful and there was a frozen lake nearby with a bench to have a snack.

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