Thursday, July 3, 2008
Otto's Trail, Colorado National Monument
Colorado National Monument
Date Hiked: July 3, 2008
Distance: 1 mi (RT)
Elevation Gain: Negligible
Managing Agency: National Park Service
Colorado National Monument Trail Map (NPS)
Directions: This trail starts 1 mile east of the Visitor's Center, on Rim Rock Road.
This short but sweet trail has the best view of Independence Monument on the Canyon Rim. The trail follows a narrow ridge jutting out into the canyon, the views up and down the canyon are fantastic. Because of the short distance and exciting views, this would be a great hike for kids, but adults will enjoy it as well.