Now we know how lucky we were. Taking our time Flagstaff Spending 5 of past  the past 6 winters in Arizona for work, we would make a brief stop in Flagstaff. The average elevation of the Trail is 10,300 feet, topping out at 13,271 feet just below 13,334-foot Coney Summit in southwest Colorado. Trail Run. Great for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Old Monarch Pass is only a mile west of Monarch Pass. Definitely worth doing- easily accessible with snowshoes, spikes, or skis! Skied up Old Monarch Road to the top of the pass, and there’s amazing views up there. This young man that was appreciating the delay of the monsoon rains. Finally, in 1939, a third crossing was constructed a little lower and to the east of Old Monarch. Old Monarch Pass road can be accessed from HWY 50 on the east side of the summit of Monarch Pass or from the White Pine Road (CR 888), on the west side. Gorgeous views. 4 kids ages 4-12. Old Monarch Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.464m (11,365ftt) above the sea level, located in the Rocky Mountains of south-central Colorado in the United States. We hiked Waterdog Lake Trail yesterday so we were a little sore from the elevation change. You can fly down certain sections and imagine yourself on the Pro MTB circuit. We thought that we needed to escape our small towns. In 1960 3% of the US population lived in cities. Didn’t make it very far, about a mile in, because I made the mistake of listening to my favorite true crime podcast (My Favorite Murder #ssdgm) and got freaked out since I was h Part of the Old Monarch Pass Loop is also a section of the Colorado Trail. Very nice trail. Lester S. will lead a trip over Old Monarch Pass, then on to Black Sage Pass, Waunita Hot Springs and return to pavement on US50. Be prepared! My picture was fuzzy but it was so fun to watch the kids across the pond. The trail is well maintained and the views are gorgeous. Very short, very easy hike (you won't sweat at all). Maysville, 11.7 miles to the northeast. If you like to hike and have done other hikes in this area, don't do this one. Beautiful view of the mountains at 11,300 feet elevation! XC Skied on 2/29/2020. The trail starts just west of the Monarch Pass gift/food shop on the other side of Hwy 50. There can be a bit of crazy in those big cities. Pretty easy trail. We had a stretch of heat into the 90's in July. The mountains and river look so refreshing! COPYRIGHT © 2018 BICYCLE PASSPORT. I think you found a good place for a while. It was opened in 1880, and in 1881, it became a stagecoach route. The descent is along an old railroad grade with magnificent views out over the valley. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. The road to the summit is unpaved, and chains or snow tyres can be required throughout the year. Watch out for the afternoon storms. | TERMS & CONDITIONS, SOUTH OF MONARCH AND WEST OF PONCHA SPRINGS. A short trail connects the Old Monarch Pass Road with the unimproved old toll road to the old old pass. Just wanted to update on the conditions. It opened to “automobiles” in 1921 and merged with the original road on the west side of the pass. Previous Post is ‹ Smith Mountain Clean Up – CANCELLED. Deaktiviere deinen Werbeblocker, um eine Karte dieses Weges zu sehen, Mount Shavano, Mount Antero, Mount Princeton, Mount Yale, Mount Harvard, Mount Oxford, and La Pata Peak Trail, 2020 AllTrails, LLC Alle Rechte vorbehalten. Spending more time learning that we are small in the outdoors pushing away the noise the world. Driving up to the Continental Divide at 11,000 feet cooled us down with 62F degrees. Trail has very smooth surface. Old Monarch Pass is only a mile west of Monarch Pass. Narrow, unobtrusive trail. Now 50% of the population live in cities. Just looking at your beautiful photos makes me feel a little cooler. The Colorado Trail is known as one of the premier long-distance trails in the country, lauded by hikers, backpackers, and mountain bikers from around the world. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and... Clear Creek Valley Even though we are restricted in our travels, we can still explore where we are now. At this point the road becomes gravel We have appreciated the cool evenings and mornings. Old Monarch Pass connects U.S. 50 on both sides of the Continental Divide. The 567 miles of the CT trail between Denver and Durango passes through some spectacular scenery in the Colorado Rockies. We miss CO and can't wait to one day return. Staying around Dillon Res remains one of our favorites. This western portion of the road is in more authentic condition than the east side. The road is well graded and the scenery is quite nice at the pass. Garfield, 5.8 miles to the northeast Beautiful views from what I got to see! Don't get me wrong, it is pretty, but not secluded and peaceful. Then is pretty flat, plenty of breath taking views on the south side. This hike was perfect because after the initial ascent, it is fairly flat. There are multiple switchbacks. Great way to get some quality time. It opened in 1921, and was engineered for ‘automobiles’. A group of 8 boys rode up to the edge of the pond and jumped in. Old Monarch Pass Loop ist ein 5.1 Kilometer langer Rundweg in der Nähe von Salida, Colorado. 21July2019 Monarch Park to the Top of Monarch Pass; Old Monarch Pass; Monarch Crest Trail to South Fooses Creek ; Marshall Pass. We have been fortunate to hike several sections of the CT during our stay, each equally stunning. Instead of sitting in I-70 traffic this weekend, head south to enjoy this mellow snowshoe or ski trail along a historic road near the summit of Monarch Pass. The 4 year old walked 99% of it. Didn’t make it very far, about a mile in, because I made the mistake of listening to my favorite true crime podcast (My Favorite Murder #ssdgm) and got freaked out since I was hiking by myself and it was dusk and I ain’t trying to get murdered (just in case). Was not able to do this hike as there is still knee-deep snow at the beginning of the trail. The trail was in good shape and easy for a trail at 11,000ft. The Colorado Trail is known as one of the premier long-distance trails in the country, lauded by hikers, backpackers, and mountain bikers from around the world. You’re looking for a trailhead on the other side of US Hwy 50 next to a yellow “steep grade” warning sign. Nice trail, if you start from Monarch Pass, where the gift shop and tram ride are it starts with a pretty strong climb for the first 1/4 mile. Continue on CR 237 to Old Monarch Summit--mile 15.3 Directions to trailhead: Park at Monarch Pass Gift Shop lot, cross highway 50 and walk near the yellow signs. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden. After a dip. Don’t be fooled by the guide when it tells you you’ve arrived. (Partner Pass: Monarch Pass). You can capture two passes on this loop and there are several combinations available with Monarch Pass. You would think that we had seen eve... would head over to the park along the creek and enjoy the cool air under the trees. Enjoy the rest of the summer in beautiful Colorado. Travelers encounter high mountain lakes and towering peaks of six wilderness areas and eight mountain ranges as they climb nearly 90,000 vertical feet. Old Monarch Pass at an elevation of 11,375′ was actually the second Monarch Pass. The descent is along an old railroad grade with magnificent views out over the valley. As we hiked a short section of the Colorado Trail, we passed a few thru hikers. Overlooking Monarch Ski area where our kids learned to ski and I worked as a ski patrol nurse many years ago, making the sport much more affordable. With no reaso... Red Rocks We are in our old stomping grounds and revisiting some of our favorite outdoor places while in Ute Pass Canyon between Colorado Sp... Lots of pollen in the air Springtime is tornado and severe weather time in the southeast US. Join us as we travel across this amazing country. Be prepared for colder temps as it was foggy and cold when arrived at 10 am. Probably good in early Sept when some of the ground cover turns red. A steady climb at first but it levels out. Remember to bring big spray and sun tan lotion as both were needed. Silver Creek; Monarch Crest Trail to South Fooses Creek is one of the best in the west – the Monarch Crest Trail snakes above treeline for many miles along the spine of the Continental Divide. I love traveling along with your blogs. Certainly not a destination for a hike. General Ulysses Grant crossed the original Monarch Pass on his mining town tour in the early 1880s. Beautiful day and great snow for skiing! There are multiple switchbacks. 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. Carry on to paved US 50--mile 16.6 See The Climb for an alternative ride to capture Monarch. Sargents, 10.9 miles to the south Really fun little loop, family friendly and only the beginning is a little tough and uphill. This is a pleasant drive over an historic pass, through a large park and a bunch of forest and into the town of Pitkin. If my 4 month old kitten can hike this trail, so can you! We both grew up in small towns which probably made staying in this small town with a downtown of about six blocks good for a while. Er führt vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten. Crested Butte was usually our destination. Ride north on paved CR 888 to CR 237--mile 5.8 Beautiful job on your blog. The summer is flying by as we prepare for a return to Summit County. The 567 miles of the CT trail between Denver and Durango passes through some spectacular scenery in the Colorado Rockies. Nice views. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Begin on pavement at Sargents they dried off and headed off on their bikes to who knows where. Some people just jump in with lifejackets for a float and fishermen line the shore. Our most recent storm included a tornado war... Finding sea creatures Brookings, Oregon was a great stop with its  mild climate which is extraordinary! Gunnison, 42.6 miles to the west Not all trails need to be difficult Jeep trails! Best hiked in morning or evening for shade. Continue riding to Poncha Springs--mile 33.5 BUT will definitely come back, the wildflowers are so lovely and the forest is lush! Old Monarch Pass is 11,375' elevation, just a few feet higher than the modern one, but the road is much curvier. Your part of the country is very nice and right where you should be. (The last barrier, about 1/2 mile from the summit, looks impassable with no place to turn around.) It brought back memories of the freedom of having a bike and growing up a small town.