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Address: Route 50, Monarch, CO 81201
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 January 2017
dykstraclan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Fraser Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Eldon MO
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 or walk up and down to/from the observation area. There is a gift shop where... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Son and I stopped here and rode the tram up the mountain. Go from 11,000 to 12,000 feet and the views were incredible. You are supposed to be able to see Piles Peek from the top, but it wasn't clear during our visit. The gift shop at the bottom had some great items and a huge variety. Loved it.

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Fairfax, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

If you have already driven Cottonwood Pass, or you want to stay on paved roads, then drive Monarch Pass between Gunnison and Salida/Buena Vista. It gets you to over 11,000 feet, has very nice views and an extensive gift shop, rest area. The privately run rest stop also sells tickets to a tram that takes up another 500+ feet for... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The drive is OK by Colorado standards. Unless you need to drive up and over your time would be better going over Independence Pass. I did not stop at the Ski resort - just talking about the drive.

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