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Monarch Scenic Tram

Monarch Pass, U.S. 50, Salida, CO
+1 719-539-4091
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Monarch Tram

Beautiful scenery. Nice area to view. Great gift shop with snacks. Affordable and accommodating... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
kathybN9202SR
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Wonderful views

Fun tourist attraction at the top of Monarch Pass. The views are great. Take a coat even in summer... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
I6954XUgeorget
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Poncha Springs Colorado, United States
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“gift shop” (37 reviews)
“free popcorn” (24 reviews)
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Monarch Pass, U.S. 50, Salida, CO
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+1 719-539-4091
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery. Nice area to view. Great gift shop with snacks. Affordable and accommodating for all types of people.

Thank kathybN9202SR
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Fun tourist attraction at the top of Monarch Pass. The views are great. Take a coat even in summer it gets cold. Be sure to walk around for the best views.

Thank I6954XUgeorget
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We had been before (about 12 years ago) but returned as it is a fun trip to do. Borrowed a coat for the ride and it was needed! Very, very windy at the top so we didn't stay long and the ride was shut as...More

Thank PeteChristopher
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Best kept secret in the area. Unbelievable panoramic views for miles 360 degrees at very affordable rate. Best when relatively clear sky and calm winds.

Thank Assem F
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Drove from Salida to Monarch Mt. to ride the tram. We were not disappointed. Enjoyed the ride up. On top it was very windy on the outside deck. Views were spectacular. We were glad we had worn coats.Being a flat-lander, I could feel the altitude...More

1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

not the best view in late august, might be better earlier in the season with more snow? drive independence pass instead

Thank zackreview2012
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I took my dogs up and hiked down. It's a little rocky so if your dog is not used to trails it may hurt paws. They were super friendly in the gift shop and tram. Very fun afternoon

1  Thank Juliet P
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views and gentle hike down. We loved it! And the free popcorn when you come down: perfect. Worth it!

Thank meremasse
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

I would recommend this tram ride to visitors of all ages. We had a delightful trip and enjoyed the maps on the observation deck that labeled the mountains we were able to see from every direction. The employees were super friendly and answered our questions...More

Thank Jana M
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Our family all enjoyed our stop and ride on the Tram! Cash only at the main team building, tickets can be purchased in the gift shop. Beautiful views & free popcorn was a plus!

Thank Ash0717
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jimbeau1110
30 June 2017|
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10.00 a person
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kpn41
7 November 2016|
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Response from bllmccartney | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure it's closed in winter. It gets real windy up there.
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Elyssa S
17 July 2016|
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Response from dbradyku | Reviewed this property |
I would go to Salida instead of Buena Vista. There are more galleries if you are into art and bike shops if you need to rent a bike. Lots of bike paths in and around Salida. Cute town with a park and many excellent... More
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