Monarch Pass Overlook & Trailhead, Colorado Hiking Trail Information

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Monarch Pass Overlook & Trailhead

Monarch Pass is between Gunnison and Poncha Springs along Colorados Highway 50, which crosses the Continental Divide at 11,312 feet, offering sweeping vistas of central Colorados Sawatch Range. A large parking area, gift shop, and gondola make this a popular rest stop. It also serves as the trailhead for the Continental Divide National ScenicTrail, known locally as the Monarch Crest Trail.