Chaffee County Colorado Old Monarch Pass Road 

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Author: Chaffee County Colorado
Date: 15 Jun 2007 10:58:37 AM
Activity: Mountain Biking
State: Colorado (CO)
Distance: 1.32 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 23 ft
Total Loss: 396 ft
Net Change: -373 ft
Difficulty: 4 / 10
Tags: Colorado, Salida
Rating: Unrated   Rate it

Old Monarch Pass is a popular trip with good views at the top of the Continental Divide. This 1.3 mile road to the top is the 1919 pathway taken over the Divide and is today known as Old Monarch Pass. It is a pleasant gravel road in the summer and a favorite cross-country ski route in the winter.


This trail is accessed 1 mile east of Monarch Pass on Hwy 50 approximately 20 miles east of Poncha Springs. 

Position Format: Datum:

Track 1

Distance: 1.32 mi Points: 83
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi

Points of Interest


Location: 38.504696, -106.328125
Trailhead and parking for Old Monarch Pass Trail on Highway 50.


Location: 38.504768, -106.327873

Trail intersection

Location: 38.499741, -106.336845
Intersection with Continental Divide Trail.

Trail intersection

Location: 38.499756, -106.336624
Trail intersects with Continental Divide Trail

Top of the Pass

Location: 38.497871, -106.337738
Top of the Pass and the Continental Divide.

Old Monarch Pass

Location: 38.497749, -106.337852
Top of the pass and the Continental Divide.


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