I know this may be last minute, but a few of us have reserved campsites for from 6/20/14-6/22/14 (we'll stay Friday and Saturday, return on Sunday). IT WOULD BE ADVISABLE THAT YOU HAVE A RESERVATION BEFORE YOU RSVP FOR THIS EVENT. HOWEVER, THE CAMPGROUNDS HAVE SEVERAL WALK UP SITES AS WELL.
There will be alcohol at this event. Please plan accordingly. We have site # 25 & #26. You'll need your own or possibly share with other member(s)???
If you would like to join us please go to http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/monarch-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70695
and reserve a spot and lets meetup!
Once you have your reservation (or not, if you're doing walk up), please RSVP for this event and answer the event questions.
Monarch Park is nestled at the base of Monarch Ridge, a short drive north of Monarch Pass. Some campsites at the family-friendly destination are located on the banks of the South Fork Arkansas River, while others lie along a creek. Popular activities in the area include hiking the Colorado Trail and the Continental Divide Trail and fishing. Beaver ponds are near the entrance to the campground and make a great fishing spot for families with young children.
Monarch Pass is a high mountain pass along the southern part of Colorado's Sawatch Range. The pass crosses the Continental Divide an altitude of 11,312 feet.
The picturesque campground is heavily wooded with ponderosa and Douglas fir. With an elevation of 10,500 feet, visitors are likely to experience chilly nighttime temperatures and cool, mild summer days.
Popular trails near Monarch Park include Waterdog Lakes, the Monarch Crest Trail and the Hunt and Boss Lakes trails. Popular trails near Monarch Park include Waterdog Lakes, the Monarch Crest Trail and the Hunt and Boss Lakes trails. Wildflowers are abundant on these trails in late summer.
The river and nearby ponds provide quality fishing for all ages. Brook trout is the most likely reward for fishing efforts. Off-road vehicle enthusiasts can find places to ride nearby.
Drinking water from hand pumps and vault toilets are available. One of the vault toilets is accessible. All sites come with picnic tables and campfire rings. Parking aprons are gravel and firewood is sold onsite.
In and around the city of Salida, visitors can take a ride on a scenic tram, go ziplining, whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River or play round of miniature golf.