You might want to pick up a copy of Mountain Directories East and West if you want to know if there are any mountain roads or grades you should avoid in your travels. They are excellent and were written for trucker, RV, and motorhome drivers. They give locations and discriptions of over 300 mountain passes and steep grades in eleven eastern states and the other book, the Mountain Directory West gives locations and descriptions of over 400 mountain passes and steep grades in eleven western states. I used them for reference when I drove truck and now use them for reference and curiosity when planning our vacations. They are fun to look at and there are some roads you probably should definitly avoid. Monarch Pass is in there and it tells you the grade, how steady it is, curves, runaway ramps and where it flattens out. Alot of the descriptions walk you all the way down many of the grades. I wouldn't be without these guides, they've kept me out of trouble in unfamiliar territory. You can order them both for $31.90 plus shipping from the publisher, email@example.com
. Hope this helps you or anyone else thats picks up these great books. Good luck in your future travels.