We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Monarch Scenic Tram

Monarch Pass, U.S. 50, Salida, CO
+1 719-539-4091
Review Highlights
Panoramic views

Best kept secret in the area. Unbelievable panoramic views for miles 360 degrees at very affordable... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Assem F
via mobile
Wonderful windy view

Drove from Salida to Monarch Mt. to ride the tram. We were not disappointed. Enjoyed the ride up... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael C
Duluth, Minnesota
Read all 145 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“gift shop” (37 reviews)
“free popcorn” (24 reviews)
Monarch Pass, U.S. 50, Salida, CO
+1 719-539-4091
Write a Review
Reviews (145)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 144 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We had a great time we stayed up top for over an hour. Our group had a great time having a snowball fight. The gift shop was awesome!! Largest best stocked gift shop in the area. Snack bar had ice cream, popcorn and nachos.

Thank scrom1970
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

To get tickets, go to the gift shop if paying by credit card. If paying in cash, go straight to the tramway. $10 per adult, $8.00 for 55+ seniors. Ride is 10 to 15 minutes depending on how many customers are getting on and off....More

5  Thank TxWaccamaw
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

It is about a 10 minute ride each way on a smooth tram. The views are excellent. I thought we would stay just a few minutes but ended up being up there for almost an hour--once we got there we were in no hurry to...More

2  Thank Theroger
Nearby Restaurants
Tomichi Creek Trading Posts
13 reviews
13.16 km away
Silver Plume Grill
16 reviews
21.05 km away
The Hunger Trailer
67 reviews
21.15 km away
Grimo's Italian Restorante
100 reviews
21.30 km away
Nearby Attractions
Monarch Mountain
189 reviews
1.96 km away
Monarch Snowmobile Tours
129 reviews
6.50 km away
Monarch Pass
59 reviews
.50 km away
Monarch Dog Sled Rides
36 reviews
6.50 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
30 June 2017|
Response from 821moose | Reviewed this property |
10.00 a person
7 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from bllmccartney | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure it's closed in winter. It gets real windy up there.
Elyssa S
17 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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