Monarch Pass Snowmobile Area

The 6th most popular snowmobile trail in Colorado.

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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. This registration permit is available at most National Forest ranger offices and at some chamber of commerce offices. It is highly recommended to purchase the $3 annual Colorado Search And Rescue Card (CORSAR) prior to snowmobiling to help reimburse local search teams should they be needed.

Overall, Monarch Pass Snowmobile Area is the 6th most popular snowmobile trail of all 24 snowmobiling rides in Colorado.


Local Contact(s):  Chaffee County Snowmobile Info (719) 539-2572; Salida Visitors (719) 539-2068; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; Colorado Snowmobile Association (800) 235-4480; Monarch Snowmobile Tours & Rentals (719) 539-2572; Mile High Performance Rentals (303) 781-5880.

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Thomas House B&B, Salida; Pinon & Sage B&B (719) 539-3227; Woodland Motel (800) 488-0456

Luxury Loding:  Monarch Mountain Lodge (800) 332-3668; Gazebo Country Inn (800) 565-7806

Breakfast Restaurant:  First Street Cafe; Thunderdrum Coffee; Cornucopia

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Article Source:   Best Monarch Pass Snowmobile Area Snowmobiling Review

GPS:  38.498, -106.323

Date Published:  12/26/2015

Date Updated:  4/6/2018

ID:  12389

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