Monarch Pass

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119 mi 191 km

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92 mi 148 km

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Camping and Lodging

The Tomichi Lodge (alt 10,300'), nestled in the town of Whitepine in the Gunnison National Forest, offers direct access to the Canyon Creek Trail, Boss Lake, Tomichi Pass (11,985'), Bald Mountain (12,851') and Monumental Peak (13,343'). Enjoy a rustic mountain experience with some key comforts including four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully stocked kitchen, electricity, indoor plumbing with hot showers and a seasonal, outdoor cowboy hot tub. Your mountain adventure basecamp awaits you.

Food and Drink

After the Ride: Local Favorites

Country Bounty Get two biscuits and gravy for a delicious, inexpensive breakfast.
Patio Pancake Place Cinnamon roll with PB frosting is delish. Our go-to breakfast spot in Salida. Love it.
640 E Rainbow Blvd, Salida CO — (719) 539-9905
Wallbangers Sports Bar & Grill Wallbangers offers a free shuttle to and from your home or motel. Just call 719-539-9544 or 719-207-0701.
Fiesta Mexicana Their lunch specials are awesome, and the decor is awesome, everything: awesome.
Ploughboy, Inc. One of Colorado's only all-local markets, featuring produce, dairy, dry goods, meats, and an on-site deli and bakery.
311 H St, Salida CO — (719) 539-5292
Moonlight Pizza & Brewpub Dog friendly!
242 F St, Salida CO — (719) 539-4277
Amica's Wood Fired Pizza & Microbrews One of those meals that you never forget. The beer, pizza, and atmosphere was perfect. Just go and enjoy.
127 F St, Salida CO — (719) 539-5219
sweetie's bakery & deli Sandwiches are delicious and the raspberry oat bars are to die for. Great little lunch spot.
124 F St, Salida CO — (719) 539-4248
Shallots Best brunch ever!! Huevos Rancheros rocks!
137 E 1st St, Salida CO — (719) 539-4759
Laughing Ladies Amazing brunch!
128 W 1st St, Salida CO — (719) 539-6209
Currents The food is great and wait staff (Antoine) was very nice! We will be back...
Rivers Edge Roasted veggie salad ALL DAY! Nom Nom Nom
300 W Sackett Ave, Salida CO — (719) 207-4267
Boathouse Cantina You must get the Eddie and Ginger Line
228 North F St, Salida CO — (719) 539-5004
Learn to Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Class: Jun 4 - Littleton: Chatfield State Park
Learn what you need to know to get started in the exciting sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding. We'll teach you proper stance, paddling strokes, and balance on the board. You'll get on the water instruction and practice. All equipment included. Details
Learn to Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Class: Jun 4 - Littleton: Chatfield State Park
Learn what you need to know to get started in the exciting sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding. We'll teach you proper stance, paddling strokes, and balance on the board. You'll get on the water instruction and practice. All equipment included. Details
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14.5 mi 23.3 km
#1 Monarch Crest Trail
Salida, CO
14.5 mi 23.3 km Salida, CO
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#2 Canyon Creek Trail
Salida, CO
11.9 mi 19.1 km Salida, CO
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#3 Green's Creek
Salida, CO
6.8 mi 11.0 km Salida, CO
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Salida, CO
10.0 mi 16.2 km Salida, CO
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Saguache, CO
10.5 mi 16.9 km Saguache, CO
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8.6 mi 13.9 km
#6 CDT Chalk Creek Pass
St. Elmo, CO
8.6 mi 13.9 km St. Elmo, CO
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#7 Forest Road #888
Whitepine, CO
4.5 mi 7.3 km Whitepine, CO
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Salida, CO
14.6 mi 23.5 km Salida, CO
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