Monarch Pass Spring, Sargents, Colorado


Posted: December 5, 2010

Category: Colorado, North America, United States, View All

71420 Hwy 50
Sargents, CO; 81248
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Pure spring water right off Hwy 50 coming from metal pipe right out of hard rock. Nice, cold, and clear. Some lichen or moss grows in and around the pipe. Unsure of testing, but everyone I have ever talked to enjoys the water and has no problems.

Nearest Address

71420 Hwy 50; Sargents, CO; 81248

Directions from Nearest Address

From Gunnison, head east on Hwy 50 up Monarch Pass. Watch for long turnout on the left (North Side of Hwy) 1/2 mile before you get to the Runaway Truck Ramp. If you see the Truck Ramp, turn around. From Salida, head west on Hwy 50 over Monarch Pass. On the way down the west side watch for Run Away Truck Ramp. 1/2 Mile past ramp is the long turn out. Spring is at the lower end of turn out. If you reach Sargents, turn around, you’ve gone too far.

Vital Information

  • Fee: None
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: N/A
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: N/A

Hours Spring is Open:



38.441720074719505, -106.36317014694214

Map Link: Monarch Pass Spring Map

Submitted by: Brian Blackman

  1. Melissa says:

    Crisp and cool water tasted great!  Spring is obvious once you use the pullout due to the metal garbage can underneath it – makes it easy to rest gallon size jugs on it while filling up.

  2. Dylan Everett says:

    Has anyone collected water from this spring recently. Collected a couple gallons yesterday. Little green, haven’t tested it yet. Thanks!

  3. Donna says:

    My family has stopped at the spring since 1958. Every time we would go home to my grandmother we would fill up jugs.

  4. MIa says:

    Does anyone know the mile-marker for the spring? I have been there before but wanted to let my family know where it is on their road trip.

  5. Babaleaf says:

    So looking excelsior to arriving here !!!! Been in south Texas with zero spring for 2 months now battling the bottle water companies and y’all. Ow how that’s is WooooHoOoO here WE XOMES !!!!

  6. Angie pulsifer says:

    Always a stop on our drive through. Just filled a couple of jugs of clear fresh water!

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