Backcountry Skiing on Monarch Pass

Backcountry skiing is for people who want the ultimate challenge of ungroomed slopes in a beautiful, peaceful environment. Monarch Pass, at 11,312 feet, is one of Colorado’s most popular areas for backcountry skiers. Monarch Pass is located on Highway 50 between Salida and Gunnison and it receives about 350 inches of snow each year. The …

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