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Otto's Trail

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0.4 Miles 0.6 Kilometers


85%

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Ascent

-148' -45 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

5,824' 1,775 m

High

5,676' 1,730 m

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A quick descent along the mesa-top to gorgeous views of four monoliths and Monument Canyon.

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Otto's Trail's succinct nature and breathtaking views make it a wonderful option for burgeoning runners, view-seekers, or those seeking the most "bang for their buck" during a short visit to Colorado National Monument.

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.

Flora & Fauna

Typical to this area, Utah juniper, pinyon pine, and sagebrush are in abundance along Otto's Trail.

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