Monarch Pass

Elevation - 11,312ft
38°29′48″N 106°19′30″W
A high and notable pass which sits on the Continental Divide that is direct route between Salida and Gunnison over the southern end of the Sawatch Range. Nearest AWOS is Monarch Pass (124.175 / 719-539-4436).

Remarks: Easily identified by US Hwy 50 and the Monarch Ski Area. A more popular pass that is used to cross the Continental Divide as it sits between two popular mountain airports (Salida and Gunnison). Use caution: high winds, turbulence, and mountain obscuration may exist. Use caution, Bald Mountain (12,856ft) 5NM to the north and Monarch Ridge South (11,898ft) 0.5NM to south. Multiple 14,000ft mountains in the area and severe downdrafts and updrafts may exist.

Other Local Passes: Marshall Pass, Poncha Pass, Cottonwood Pass, Wilkerson Pass.