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Monarch Scenic Tram

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Great View

Inexpensive tram ride that has scenic views of the mountains. Highly recommend to do this trip... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A little windy fun.

A jacket is recommended due to the wind. We had lots of fun looking at the different mountains from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nicole H
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Monarch Pass, U.S. 50, Salida, CO, Salida, CO 81201
+1 719-539-4091
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Inexpensive tram ride that has scenic views of the mountains. Highly recommend to do this trip once. The gift shop had the normal visitor items, but also had some unique items.

Thank buckeyeblazer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A jacket is recommended due to the wind. We had lots of fun looking at the different mountains from the observatory deck. The staff was very friendly and happy.

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice, quiet diversion for a while. The tram to the top is nothing great, just a ride to the beutiful scenery. Very windy the day we were there. The view is what still takes natives like us, our breath away. That is worth the...More

Thank StefandBarb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tram ride up to the top of Monarch Pass is fun and easy. The tram goes nice and slow so you don't get queasy and also you have lots of time to take in the magnificent view. They stop the tram for you to...More

Thank ToucanSam787
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This gondola is a very nice thing to do. You can go up and down and spend time at the top in about 30 minutes - longer if you want to stay up top for a longer period of time. On a clear day you...More

Thank Dale O
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Ten dollars well spent. You can park and walk to the top or you can ride the tram up and down, or walk down. At the top, you'll be treated to a great view of the valley below. The weather can be quite brisk, so...More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 17 August 2018

My three boys, ages 11, 9 and 6 had a great time. We rode the tram to the top, walked around for a bit and enjoyed the great views and cool breeze. Both of the gentlemen operators were very friendly and nice and willing to...More

1  Thank FlashCrusader85
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place by accident- my family absolutely loved the lift ride up the mtn - and my little dog too !!! People who ran this place were super nice and friendly and really were helpful to suggest local places to explore too...More

Thank Maxandbarney
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I would highly recommend this attraction if you are in the area. The old tram was charming to ride on, and the views from the top were breathtaking. We also enjoyed the gift shop!

Thank scjustice
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We rode the tramway up to the top--11,312 feet--at Monarch Pass, looking out 360-degree for miles. Spotted TWO lanes of smoke; told the conductor at the top, and he said that there was just ONE fire the day before! Maps of the surrounding mountains--a lot...More

Thank burtsmiley
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1 July 2017|
Response from 821moose | Reviewed this property |
10.00 a person
8 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
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