In the city of Monroe, head south on Main Street as this becomes the road entering the canyon. The road is paved to the Monrovian Park Picnic Area. A bit beyond is a ATV parking area where it becomes an easy gravel road any car can take to access the summit. A sign marks where to turn left for Monroe Peak. This final road has a few bumps but regular cars can still make it up. The summit area has 2 high points, the left one is higher. You can also access the peak from the other side of the mountains as shown on the map below.
There isn't to much to get one excited about Monroe Peak. A nice gravel road goes to the top where communication towers greet you. On the bright side, the highest point is a rocky knob without a fence around it so you can stand on the official summit. The view is good and many other highpoints can be picked out. Calling the local ranger ahead of time might be good. The road was closed in several places when I went requiring driving around the entire mountain range and finding an alternate 4x4 route up. From the summit, I could see trucks hauling a large something up the mountain. With all the private residences, logging activities and communication stations, it appears they close the road when bringing things up.
Distance: 0 miles
Elevation Gain: 20 feet
Summit Elevation: 11,227 feet
Kid Difficulty Rating: Drive-up
Access Rating: Level 2-3
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Monroe Peak from Highway 118 heading into Monroe
Driving near the summit
Other com site at the summit
Pano looking west and north
West to Delano Peak and Mt. Belknap
The summit climb