Old Monarch Pass Loop

MODERATE 6 reviews
#52 of 88 trails in

Old Monarch Pass Loop is a 3.2 mile loop trail located near Salida, Colorado that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
593 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

snowshoeing

views

hiking
17 days ago

Great, relatively short trail, definitely on the easier side of moderate (there is a spot where you can climb up to get great views that isn't really part of the trail - that is the most difficult part). The trail starts just west of the Monarch Pass gift/food shop on the other side of Hwy 50. We chose to take the loop clockwise. A steady climb at first but it levels out. Once you get to the old Monarch Pass, you walk east along the road a little bit until the trail picks up again. Views all along were spectacular!

hiking
18 days ago

19 days ago

Thursday, May 26, 2016

hiking
Monday, July 21, 2014

cross country skiing
Friday, August 23, 2013

Great for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.