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4 mi 7 km of descents 10 ski lines

Easy Trails 2 Trails Intermediate Trails 8 Trails Hard Trails 6 Trails

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ski lines in Monarch Pass - 10

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Favorite Looking down from the top of the Grand Couloir. Monarch Ski Area is visible in the background.
Difficult

The Grand Couloir

1.2 mi 2.0 km • -2,787 ft Descent • -849.57 m Descent

Whitepine, CO
Favorite Nice open trees with a consistent angle make this a great zone!
Difficult

The Perfect Trees

0.4 mi 0.7 km • -778 ft Descent • -237.13 m Descent

Salida, CO
Favorite Sunset from Point 11692
Intermediate

Crest Bowl

0.2 mi 0.3 km • -258 ft Descent • -78.63 m Descent

Salida, CO
Favorite 2 Humps as seen from the top of Monarch Mountain Ski Area - ski lines are on the shaded slope seen above the rope.
Intermediate

Hump #2

0.6 mi 1.0 km • -971 ft Descent • -295.88 m Descent

Salida, CO
Favorite Sunset from Point 11692
Intermediate

Snow Stake

0.4 mi 0.6 km • -444 ft Descent • -135.26 m Descent

Whitepine, CO
Favorite No Photos
Intermediate

Angel of Shavano

0.5 mi 0.8 km • -933 ft Descent • -284.49 m Descent

Salida, CO
Favorite No Photos
Difficult

The Power Line

0.3 mi 0.5 km • -561 ft Descent • -170.85 m Descent

Whitepine, CO
Favorite Sunset from Point 11692
Difficult

Monarch Pass, Point 11692 descent

0.4 mi 0.6 km • -448 ft Descent • -136.5 m Descent

Whitepine, CO
Favorite A view to the north of Monarch Mountain ski area, and Old Monarch Pass Road.
Intermediate

Southeast Face Snow Stake

0.2 mi 0.3 km • -232 ft Descent • -70.72 m Descent

Whitepine, CO
Favorite Center Gut of the Pass Bowl.
Difficult

Gracies Slide

0.1 mi 0.1 km • -122 ft Descent • -37.28 m Descent

Whitepine, CO

Ascents in Monarch Pass - 6

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1.3 mi 2.1 km #1Old Monarch Pass
Easy
Salida, CO
Easy
Salida, CO
1.2 mi 1.9 km #2Skin up to Perfect Trees
Intermediate
Salida, CO
Intermediate
Salida, CO
0.5 mi 0.9 km #3Monarch Pass, Point 11692
Difficult
Whitepine, CO
Difficult
Whitepine, CO
0.3 mi 0.6 km #4Pass Bowl Skin Track
Easy
Whitepine, CO
Easy
Whitepine, CO
0.4 mi 0.6 km #5Snow Stake Northern High Point
Intermediate
Whitepine, CO
Intermediate
Whitepine, CO
2.4 mi 3.9 km #6Angel of Shavano Approach
Intermediate
Salida, CO
Intermediate
Salida, CO

Photos of Monarch Pass - 12

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Sunset from Point 11692
Dec 26, 2018 near Whitepine, CO
Another deep classic day in Pass Bowl.
Dec 6, 2016 near Whitepine, CO
Center Gut of the Pass Bowl.
Dec 6, 2016 near Whitepine, CO
Looking down from the top of the Grand Couloir. Monarch Ski Area is visible in the background.
Nov 21, 2019 near Whitepine, CO
Often there will be a prominent skin track behind the snow stake.
Feb 18, 2019 near Whitepine, CO
A great time will be had choosing either the northwest face or the southeast face.
Feb 18, 2019 near Whitepine, CO
A view to the north of Monarch Mountain ski area, and Old Monarch Pass Road.
Feb 18, 2019 near Whitepine, CO
The open glades of the northwest face on the Southern High Point (11,692ft).
Feb 18, 2019 near Whitepine, CO
Nice open trees with a consistent angle make this a great zone!
Mar 19, 2015 near Salida, CO
2 Humps as seen from the top of Monarch Mountain Ski Area - ski lines are on the shaded slope seen above the rope.
Mar 16, 2016 near Salida, CO
Snow stake.
Feb 18, 2019 near Whitepine, CO
View of Two Humps from Monarch (obviously you do not access from here)
Feb 6, 2016 near Salida, CO