ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -148' -45 m
High: 5,824' 1,775 m
Low: 5,676' 1,730 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)
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“A quick descent along the mesa-top to gorgeous views of four monoliths and Monument Canyon.”— Hunter R
Beginning at the Otto's Trail Roadside Parking Area, follow the trail along a mesa-top through scrubby Utah juniper and pinyon pine. Descend along the route for about a half-mile before reaching the fenced overlook near the Pipe Organ Monolith.
From this spot, four famous monoliths are visible: to the south lies Independence Monument, towering over 450 feet above the canyon floor, and to the north lies Pipe Organ, Sentinel Spire, and Window Rock.
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Land Manager: National Park Service - Colorado National Monument