Old Monarch Pass Loop

MODERATE 7 reviews
#50 of 91 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 offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
593 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

walking

cross country skiing

views

hiking
9 days ago

If you like to hike and have done other hikes in this area, don't do this one. Some good views, but you are right by the hwy for a lot of this hike and hear semi's and cars a lot of the time. Very short, very easy hike (you won't sweat at all). Don't get me wrong, it is pretty, but not secluded and peaceful.

hiking
2 months 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
2 months ago

2 months ago

Thursday, May 26, 2016

hiking
Monday, July 21, 2014

cross country skiing
Friday, August 23, 2013

Great for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.