This is the Monarch Crest Trail, probably one of the most scenic and used trails in Colorado, by all trail user groups.
You see all of types of recreational trail users here – all enjoying the view together, each others company, and sharing the trail.
This is how it should be, multi-use single track trail that all user groups can share and enjoy. This needs to be the new norm for FS and BLM recreation planning. There is not enough non wilderness trails to go around, for everyone to have his own private trail.
For people that do not like to share the trail, they can go into the wilderness. Public access needs to preserved for all user groups.
Thank you Stephanie Munsell (Colorado Motorized Trail Riders Association) for these beautiful photographs taken September 2017.