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Monitor Pass - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Monitor Pass, California, USA

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About Monitor Pass

Monitor Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.543m above the sea level, located on the boundary between Alpine and Mono counties in the east central portion of the U.S. state of California. It offers some of the best motorcycle riding in the Sierra Nevada range, with breathtaking scenery and light traffic. This Pass itself lies on a side ridge between tributaries of the East Fork Carson River.

Attractions Near Monitor Pass

Markleeville Creek
Markleeville Creek13.37km from Monitor Pass

Markleeville Creek is a stream in Alpine County and has an elevation of 5436 feet. It is situated northeast of Millberry Creek. A popular recreational area with so many other activities and also there are so many things to see and do.

Alpine County Museum
Alpine County Museum14.26km from Monitor Pass

This is a museum telling the Native American and Pioneering history of Alpine County California.

Highland Peak
Highland Peak18.78km from Monitor Pass

Highland Peak is a sharp summited peak located near Ebbetts Pass on California State Route 4, one of the trans-Sierra routes that is closed during the winter. Although it ranks as the 680th highest summit in California, it ranks 36th highest of those with at least 500 meters of topographic prominence. Highland Peak has a subsidiary South Peak, with one-half mile separation between summits. The Pacific Crest Trail traverses the western foot of this mountain, providing an approach option.

Grover Hot Springs State Park
Grover Hot Springs State Park19.53km from Monitor Pass

This is a state park of California containing natural hot springs on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada. Park amenities include a swimming pool complex fed by the hot springs, as well as a campground, picnic area, and hiking trails.

Kinney Reservoir
Kinney Reservoir21.24km from Monitor Pass

Kinney Lake is a wonderful fishing destination hidden away back in the woods about a mile from Highway 4. Easily accessed via a network of hiking trails that provide spectacular views of the surrounding peaks and Ebbetts Pass. Half the fun for anglers is driving historic Highway 4 to Kinney along the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway that connects Arnold to Markleeville for an unparalleled fishing experience.

Ebbetts Pass
Ebbetts Pass22.12km from Monitor Pass

The Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway is one of only seven nationally designated byways in California and 151 in the nation.Ebbetts is the eastern of two passes in the area traversed by State Route 4. The western pass is the Pacific Grade Summit. The pass is registered as a California Historical Landmark. The Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650-mile long National Scenic Trail crosses State Route 4 at Ebbetts Pass.

Where is Monitor Pass

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Alpine County
Alpine County
52 attractions

This is the least populous county in California state. There are no incorporated cities in the county.