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Monarch Pass

Route 50, Monarch, CO 81201
+1 719-539-4091
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Picturesque route over the pass

We were stopping every few minutes for another spectactular view, particularly of the autumn... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AussieBarbara
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Tamworth, Australia
Beautiful views and scenery

The summit of the Monarch Pass on Route 50 is at 11,312 feet and is at the watershed between the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ruth5757
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“gift shop” (12 reviews)
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Route 50, Monarch, CO 81201
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were stopping every few minutes for another spectactular view, particularly of the autumn colours in the aspen. We weren't as impressed with the gift shop as other reviewers (terrible coffee but clean toilets). It was disappointing that the gondola had closed for the year,...More

Thank AussieBarbara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The summit of the Monarch Pass on Route 50 is at 11,312 feet and is at the watershed between the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico. There is a cable car ride giving access to even loftier views over the mountains and forests.

Thank Ruth5757
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

High in the mountains. In fall aspens are beautiful. Scenery is what's here. Snowmobiling and skiing in winter. Gift shop at peak.

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 8 August 2017 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 26 July 2017

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 17 July 2017 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 8 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..

1  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

Thank MICHELLE S
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avincent1
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
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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
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