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The Tomichi Lodge (alt 10,300'), nestled in the town of Whitepine in the Gunnison National Forest, offers direct access to the Canyon Creek Trail, Boss Lake, Tomichi Pass (11,985'), Bald Mountain (12,851') and Monumental Peak (13,343'). Enjoy a rustic mountain experience with some key comforts including four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully stocked kitchen, electricity, indoor plumbing with hot showers and a seasonal, outdoor cowboy hot tub. Your mountain adventure basecamp awaits you.

Monarch Pass Hiking

  • 70 Miles 112 Kilometers of Trail
  • 0 Recommended Routes
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 3 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 7 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Monarch Pass - 10

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7.0 mi 11.3 km #1Green's Creek
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Salida, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Salida, CO
20.6 mi 33.1 km #2CDT: Monarch Pass to Hancock (CO Sec. 19)
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Whitepine, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Whitepine, CO
14.5 mi 23.3 km #3CT - Segment 15: US-50 to Marshall Pass
Intermediate Intermediate
Whitepine, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Whitepine, CO
10.0 mi 16.2 km #4Agate Creek Trail #484
Difficult Difficult
Salida, CO
Difficult Difficult
Salida, CO
1.7 mi 2.7 km #5Waterdog Lakes Trail #1417
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Whitepine, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Whitepine, CO
3.5 mi 5.6 km #6Pass Creek Trail #1411
Difficult Difficult
Salida, CO
Difficult Difficult
Salida, CO
7.1 mi 11.4 km #7Little Cochetopa Trail
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Whitepine, CO
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Whitepine, CO
3.8 mi 6.1 km #8Quakey Mountain West Trail #9538
Intermediate Intermediate
Whitepine, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Whitepine, CO
0.7 mi 1.1 km #9Lime Creek Trail #9485
Difficult Difficult
Whitepine, CO
Difficult Difficult
Whitepine, CO
0.7 mi 1.2 km #10Agate Spur #9484.2A
Difficult Difficult
Whitepine, CO
Difficult Difficult
Whitepine, CO

Photos of Monarch Pass - 16

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Looking south at the top of Monarch Ski Area.
Jul 23, 2017 near Whitepine, CO
Boss Lake
Jul 23, 2017 near Whitepine, CO
Cool fence built up along the trail. This section was very well maintained and built up.
Aug 12, 2018 near Whitepine, CO
Views on the way to Mt. Ouray summit.
Sep 22, 2023 near Whitepine, CO
The view of Chipeta Mountain.
Sep 22, 2023 near Whitepine, CO
Follow the cairn to make your way up the ridge.
Sep 22, 2023 near Whitepine, CO
Continue north along the Mount Ouray ridge.
Sep 22, 2023 near Whitepine, CO
The view of Mount Ouray and the ridge you've just traveled.
Sep 22, 2023 near Whitepine, CO

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