We have extended our season through April 16th!
We have extended our season through April 16th!
We have extended our season through April 16th! 


Monarch Mountain is located near the top of Monarch Pass on US Hwy 50, 154 miles SW of Denver, 123 miles W of Colorado Springs and 20 miles W of our hometown of Salida. Click on the ‘More options’ at upper left in the map below to enter your address for directions.


Colorado winter driving conditions can vary greatly from day to day and even within the same day, especially at higher elevations such as Monarch Pass.  The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) does a good job of keeping the Pass clear of snow and sanding it for traction when needed.  There are also periods of time when the highway is dry for days.  Check out CDOT’s website for current road conditions, closures…etc. along your route within Colorado.  You’ll also want to review Colorado’s Traction Law to see if your vehicle is road ready should conditions turn dicey. (Remember, it could be dry in the morning and snow packed in the afternoon, or vice versa.)


Monarch Mountain partners with the Colorado Springs Airport (COS) and offers a discounted lift ticket when presented with your valid boarding pass. Denver’s International Airport (DEN) is another option when flying in from out of state and services a larger number of destinations. COS is about a 2 ½ hour drive to Monarch, whereas DEN is a 3 ½ hour drive, depending on traffic


Monarch Mountain does not have public shuttles, though you might check out:

Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center: Fri/Sat/Sun bus service to/from Monarch (winter only) 719.539.6738

Bustang: AM route Gunnison to Monarch; PM route Monarch to Gunnison (winter only) 800.900.3011

Rocky Mountain Taxi: Serving Chaffee County 719.966.2005

Rocky Mountain Ride: Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon and private shuttles from/to Colorado Springs 719.362.6332


The Colorado Springs Airport is the closest commercial airport to Monarch Mountain. You can fly directly into Colorado Springs Airport from several cities around the country, making your journey to Monarch Mountain that much faster and easier.

BONUS: Bring your Colorado Springs Airport boarding pass and receive a $64 lift ticket*!


Blackout dates: 12/26/22-01/01/23, 01/14-15/23, 2/18/23-2/19/23

*Good for one Adult Lift Ticket during the 2022-23 Ski Season. Lift ticket is valid Monday through Friday (Not valid Sat-Sun). Must redeem at Monarch Mountain Ticket Window.

Monarch Mountain is an equal opportunity provider and operates under a special use permit with the Pike San Isabel National Forest.
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