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.
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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 4th most popular snowmobile trail of all 24 snowmobiling rides in Colorado.