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Monarch Pass

Route 50, Monarch, CO 81201
+1 719-539-4091
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Amazing to witness the natural divide that feeds our oceans with the melt off - from the Atlantic... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gaylord, Michigan
A Nice Place to Stop While Passing Thru

We were driving from Montrose on our way to Colorado Springs, our daughter had never seen snow and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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Route 50, Monarch, CO 81201
+1 719-539-4091
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing to witness the natural divide that feeds our oceans with the melt off - from the Atlantic to the Pacific - the waterfalls along the way have no appropriate words to complement them. Thank you Mother Nature for this beauty

Thank USPS497
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were driving from Montrose on our way to Colorado Springs, our daughter had never seen snow and there was some at Monarch Pass!! We stopped to play in the snow and visited the gift shop. A great place to stop and smell the flowers...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The gift shop has a great selection of gifts, wildlife display, snacks, and clean restrooms but the best part is the gondola ride to the top of the mountain. $10 pp, $8 for 55+, and $6 for kids. The views from the top observation deck...More

Thank P1437
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This drive is incredibly scenic. It had just snowed at least 14" and pushed hundreds of elk and deer down the mountain. Truly AWESOME to see that many elk and deer...love this part of Colorado.

Thank dykstraclan
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Amazing must see. There is no way, but with experience, to describe the beauty of these mountains. Make sure you have sufficient time to take the necessary side trips!

Thank TravelingTnHillbilly
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Came over the pass on a perfect weather day. A must ride. With lucj there were no motorhomes to slow me down. A well enginered road, fun to ride.

Thank Douglas L
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Only passed through but what great scenery! Stopped at top for some great pics and a picnic lunch. Fun steep road!

2  Thank pabrandon
Reviewed 29 October 2016

loved driving over this pass, so scenic. The views are spectacular and the ski resort is almost on the summit.

Thank Kaye Q
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This was the most memorable hike since my first continental divide trail run/hike. View from the trail was amazing and unforgettable. Very easy hike and trail is well marked.

Thank Hae B
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We rode the Monarch Crest Scenic Tramway up the mountain. You arrive at an enclosed observation building that you can walk outside on to the small balcony. It was 45 degrees and the wind blowing 35-40 mph; but, an incredible experience! You can also bike...More

1  Thank Kate7mom
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I would like to know how difficult it is to go over Monarch pass in a 38ft motor home
22 May 2017|
Response from Douglas L | Reviewed this property |
Is it difficult to travel this pass in a 38ft motorhome?
22 May 2017|
Response from dykstraclan | Reviewed this property |
We were in a suburban, however, I just googled to see if others have done it, and they have! Sounds like the biggest issue is being wise with speed and using breaks, there was some overheating as well...do you have a diesel... More
Is this a good place to ski and snowboard over the Christmas holidays?
4 October 2016|
Response from VAtraveller17 | Reviewed this property |
There is a ski area on Monarch Mountain. website is skimonarch Lodging is mostly in Salida or surrounding small towns. I'm not aware of an onsite resort. I'd recommend considering Crested Butte. I was impressed with... More