I live in Security(a stones throw from Fountain) Monarch is AT LEAST 90 min. closer than W.C.
I was at Monarch on Sat. conditions were good ;The blacks were near 100percent coverd w/ a top layer of day old pow at 5-7 in. If you have kids or bringing people of different ability levels ,it's easy to re-group at the bottom as your always in walking distance from the car.
Drive time2 .5 hrs.Hwy 115 south for 35 mi to hwy 50 West for about 95 more mi to Monarch.
10 mi. after you turn on to hwy 50 you'll be in the town of Canyon city,a few mi.west of canyon youll drop in to the canyon along the Arkansas river,It's A beautiful46 mi. 2 lane downhill to Selida(sp) Monarch is 22 mi from there.Be aware that there could be chain restrictions on Monarch pass , but very rare.
Cant share anything on Wolf Creek as the distance has kept me away.
Have Fun !!