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Monarch Pass

Route 50, Monarch, CO 81201
+1 719-539-4091
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A must see stop

You simply must stop in here after making the climb up the mountain. We were traveling across... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bill D
Woodbridge, Virginia
via mobile
Beautiful view and gift shop/food/bathrooms

What a beautiful view, not the highest pass in Colorado but beautiful none the less. I was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lisa A
Bloomington, Indiana
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Route 50, Monarch, CO 81201
+1 719-539-4091
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You simply must stop in here after making the climb up the mountain. We were traveling across Colorado in our motor home and decided to take US 50 instead of I-70 and we are sure glad we did. The views are fantastic. The store and...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful view, not the highest pass in Colorado but beautiful none the less. I was surprised by how nice the gift shop/restaurant/bathrooms were here. I actually bought a kachina doll here (it was less costly than the ones I'd purchased in Monument Valley...More

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We missed a stop at Monarch Pass on our way through last year, so it was on our list for our Salida trip this year. My parents loved the gondola ride, and my daughter and I enjoyed our trek towards the old pass, even though...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Colorado has so many beautiful and awesome mountain passes they are all great in their own special way. We need to enjoy them but protect them for many generations to come. Take a ride on the pass and enjoy..

Thank 07BigBlue
Reviewed 28 June 2017

As a person from the South, we rarely see a measurable amount of snow. Our family enjoyed seeing the snow (7ft deep) and majestic mountains.

Thank momabe
Reviewed 20 June 2017

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 19 June 2017 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 22 May 2017

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 31 December 2016

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
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22 May 2017|
Response from Douglas L | Reviewed this property |
22 May 2017|
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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
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