West of Salida, the Monarch Pass snowmobiling area has hundreds of miles of groomed and ungroomed terrain. Look for a snowmobile trailhead for the Monarch Pass Snowmobile Area at Old Monarch Pass. For nightlife in Salida, check out Victoria Tavern. All snowmobiles operating on federal lands within Colorado including the Monarch Pass snowmobiling area are required to be registered with Colorado State Parks.
North of Gunnison and west of Crested Butte, the Kebler Pass area is a snowmobiliers heaven with 55 miles of groomed routes. Known for consistent deep snow, the roads around the pass are closed in the winter and are groomed for snowmobiling.