The Crest Trail can be accessed from the Monarch Pass Parking Lot on Hwy 50.
The Crest Trail is an out and back trail run. From the parking lot go to the Continental Divide Trailhead at the east end of the parking lot near the arial tram. Follow the trail south past North Fooses Creek Trail, South Fooses Creek Trail, Greens Creek Trail, Little Cochatopa Pass Trail and finally to Agate Creek Trail. To Agate Creek, the trail is about 7.5 miles. This run can be lengthened by continuing to Marshal Pass or shortened to your own desire