Otto's Trail (Colorado National Monument)

a sandstone monolith towers over forested canyons hundreds of feet below
Otto's Trail overlook

NPS Photo / N Scarborough

Quick Facts
A mile east of Saddlehorn Visitor Center

Parking - Auto, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Trailhead

  • Location: From Saddlehorn Visitor Center, turn left onto Rim Rock Drive and proceed 1.0 mile (1.6 km) to the trailhead on the left.
  • Mileage: 0.5 one way (0.8 km)
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Elevation: 5,800 to 5,600 feet (1768 to 1707 meters)
  • Average time: 1/2 hour
  • Usage: Hiking only. Horses prohibited.
  • Description: Gently sloping trail that leads through pinyon-juniper woodlands to an overlook with views of Sentinel Spire, Pipe Organ, Praying Hands, and Independence Monument.

Colorado National Monument

Last updated: February 8, 2023