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Monarch Scenic Tram

Monarch Pass, U.S. 50, Salida, CO
+1 719-539-4091
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One of those got to do things. Very friendly tram operators​. Beautiful view. Well stocked gift... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Dog Friendly and What a view!

The view was incredible, the staff was so helpful and friendly. We had our German Shepherd with us... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“free popcorn” (17 reviews)
Monarch Pass, U.S. 50, Salida, CO
+1 719-539-4091
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of those got to do things. Very friendly tram operators​. Beautiful view. Well stocked gift shop.

Thank 821moose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view was incredible, the staff was so helpful and friendly. We had our German Shepherd with us and they were patient in getting her in the tram and the gentleman at the top had a lot of information and was able to answer all...More

Thank Renee35266
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely drive from Salida through Monarch pass to the mountain cable car. Rice ride on the tramway to the top. Fantastic views all around of the many mountain peaks. After coming down there is free popcorn in the very well stocked cafe/ gift shop. A...More

Thank expat34655
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for a rest at the top of Monarch Pass. The weather was great, so we decided to go to the top on the tram. My wife freaked a bit when the car would stop periodically to let people off or put people on....More

1  Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the Monarch Scenic Tram over Memorial Day weekend. There is still so much snow on the mountains and this was a superb way to get to see the big picture. I was thrilled to learn that my dog could even ride up with...More

Thank Karlyn H
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

There is a great tram...take your coat!......and it is very safe. A great tourist shop with all the stuff and wonderful fudge to boot. The staff is very friendly and the place is spotless. Plenty of parking for even the biggest rig. It's also on...More

2  Thank ZZBottoms
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I was a little nervous about riding the tram, but so glad I did the views from the top where spectacular. I couldn't get enough of the view. Hiked around a bit and the staff were wonderful, So worth the ride an the money. A...More

2  Thank Kaye Q
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We stopped on our drive between Gunny and Salida. First time for my wife on the divide. Took a few photos, bought some souvenirs at the gift shop, then back on the road. If the tram was open we would have ridden it. Many years...More

Thank Paulsson72
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was very spectacular. The views from the top are breathtaking. Staff very friendly and helpful. Tip - borrow the loaner jackets as it was very chilly at the top. Don't forget your camera!

1  Thank 15nickyw
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Found this gem on Roadtrippers! And wow, what a find! It literally took our breath away, (coming from eastern NC!) The ride to the top can be a little scary, especially with a 30 mph wind at the top, but the view is worth every...More

Thank Loretta S
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We are coming to Salida in December. Am I correct....you are not open?
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.
Elyssa S
What else is there to do nearby? If we drive down to the tram from Buena Vista, what else should we do that day?
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
Tracy D
Is it open in March?
24 February 2015|
Response from dbradyku | Reviewed this property |
No, only Memorial Day to Labor Day.