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Monarch, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Monarch's main road.
Monarch's main road.
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Chaffee
Elevation 9,544 ft (2,909 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 81227 (PO Box)
GNIS feature ID 0204757

Monarch, formerly named Garfield, is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office located near Monarch Pass in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. The Monarch U.S. Post Office has the ZIP Code 81227.


Monarch is located in the valley of the South Arkansas River, 12 miles west-northwest of Poncha Springs.

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