What's in this Area?
From the Summit. The primary ski is down the south face of Mt Toll. there are a couple of different options from an open snow field to a fairly narrow couloir. Both of which provide nice turns. Once down from the main snow field and conditions permitting make you way back to Blue Lake and follow the same trail you took on the way in to get out.[more]
Monarch is in the southern part of the state, close to Salida. There is some excellent terrain around there.
How to Get There
From Denver: Travel 285 South for 125 miles then go West on US HWY 50. Travel 13.5 miles to the top of Monarch Pass. From Colorado Springs:Take I-25N to US HWY 50. Travel 31.5 Miles to the top of Monarch Pass.
limited camping during the winter, but spring and summer there is plenty
Salida has Amicas, some really good Thai food, and some pretty good mexican food