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133 mi 213 km of trail 1 Featured Hike

Easy Trails 2 Trails Intermediate Trails 7 Trails Hard Trails 8 Trails

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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.
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Trails in Monarch Pass - 16

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11.1 mi 17.9 km #1CDT: Marshall Pass to Monarch Pass (CO Sec. 18)
Intermediate
Salida, CO
Intermediate
11.1 mi 17.9 km Salida, CO
11.9 mi 19.1 km #2Canyon Creek Trail
Difficult
Salida, CO
Difficult
11.9 mi 19.1 km Salida, CO
7.0 mi 11.3 km #3Green's Creek
Intermediate/Difficult
Salida, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
7.0 mi 11.3 km Salida, CO
18.8 mi 30.3 km #4CDT: Monarch Pass to Hancock (CO Sec. 19)
Intermediate/Difficult
Salida, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
18.8 mi 30.3 km Salida, CO
10.0 mi 16.2 km #5Agate Creek Trail #484
Difficult
Salida, CO
Difficult
10.0 mi 16.2 km Salida, CO
10.5 mi 16.9 km #6Rainbow Trail #1336: Mears Junction to Silver Creek
Intermediate/Difficult
Salida, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
10.5 mi 16.9 km Salida, CO
21.0 mi 33.8 km #7CT - Segment 14: Chalk Creek to US-50
Intermediate
Alpine, CO
Intermediate
21.0 mi 33.8 km Alpine, CO
14.5 mi 23.3 km #8CT - Segment 15: US-50 to Marshall Pass
Easy/Intermediate
Whitepine, CO
Easy/Intermediate
14.5 mi 23.3 km Whitepine, CO
3.5 mi 5.6 km #9Pass Creek Trail #1411
Difficult
Salida, CO
Difficult
3.5 mi 5.6 km Salida, CO
7.1 mi 11.4 km #10Little Cochetopa Trail
Extremely Difficult
Whitepine, CO
Extremely Difficult
7.1 mi 11.4 km Whitepine, CO
1.7 mi 2.7 km #11Waterdog Lakes Trail #1417
Difficult
Whitepine, CO
Difficult
1.7 mi 2.7 km Whitepine, CO
5.0 mi 8.1 km #12Horseshoe Trail #9482
Difficult
Whitepine, CO
Difficult
5.0 mi 8.1 km Whitepine, CO
3.8 mi 6.1 km #13Quakey Mountain West Trail #9538
Intermediate
Whitepine, CO
Intermediate
3.8 mi 6.1 km Whitepine, CO
5.3 mi 8.5 km #14Lime Ridge Trail #9624
Difficult
Whitepine, CO
Difficult
5.3 mi 8.5 km Whitepine, CO
0.7 mi 1.1 km #15Lime Creek Trail #9485
Intermediate/Difficult
Whitepine, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
0.7 mi 1.1 km Whitepine, CO
0.7 mi 1.2 km #16Agate Spur #9484.2A
Difficult
Whitepine, CO
Difficult
0.7 mi 1.2 km Whitepine, CO

Photos of Monarch Pass - 8

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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
Looking south at the top of Monarch Ski Area.
Jul 23, 2017 near Whitepine, CO
South Fooses Trail Memorial Day.
May 28, 2019 near Whitepine, CO
South Fooses Trail beaver pond Memorial Day.
May 28, 2019 near Whitepine, CO
South Fooses trail Memorial Day.
May 28, 2019 near Whitepine, CO
This is before the last descent to the trailhead and end of the segment. I believe that's Mt. Antero.
Aug 12, 2018 near Whitepine, CO
Looking down onto Highway 50 - the final descent.
Oct 13, 2017 near Whitepine, CO

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