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Monarch Scenic Tram

Monarch Pass, U.S. 50, Salida, CO
+1 719-539-4091
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Ride up - walk down

We rode the tram car up but walked down. Beautiful view. The walk back down was easy and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jodie M
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Reading, Pennsylvania
Birthday Trip - Monarch Pass

We always stop for photo op at the summit of Monarch Pass. We like to take the tram to the top. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grady H
,
Wichita, Kansas
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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“gift shop” (38 reviews)
“free popcorn” (25 reviews)
“walk around” (5 reviews)
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Monarch Pass, U.S. 50, Salida, CO
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+1 719-539-4091
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"gift shop"
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"free popcorn"
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"observation deck"
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"snowball fight"
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"friendly operators"
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"cable car"
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"an incredible view"
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"mountain peaks"
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"worth a stop"
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"easy ride"
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"fun stop"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We rode the tram car up but walked down. Beautiful view. The walk back down was easy and the wildflowers were blooming beautifully. Gift shop is great.

Thank Jodie M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We always stop for photo op at the summit of Monarch Pass. We like to take the tram to the top. We do qualify for the "aged" discount ! Beautiful views of surronding mountains and Monarch Ski area. Hosts are very knowledgeable and courteous. Th...More

Thank Grady H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoyed our quick tram ride and the wonderful 360 mountain views at the top. The tram and associated gift shop are family owned and everyone was very friendly and helpful. Gift shop has a wide variety of items plus homemade ice...More

1  Thank mkk_k5
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The views were amazing and the staff was super nice. We enjoyed browsing the gift store as well. Highly recommend.

Thank Lennie M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the 2.0 hour side trip from Salida. Go in the morning if possible to avoid windy afternoons. You can see for miles and miles and miles :)

Thank Catacalos
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views, all the way to Pikes Peak. The picnic at the top was not a good idea, too windy and no tables. Wild flowers were beautiful and some snow was still there.

Thank LaurieB140
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must. We had such a terrific time riding the tram up, hiking and oh the views cannot be expressed properly in words. An added bonus- they allow dogs🐾

1  Thank Rikki3511
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun stop for adults and all three boys - 7,14 and 17. Pricing is reasonable plus free popcorn in gift shop. We got to play in the snow at the top and the views were incredible. Be prepared for cooler temps and...More

3  Thank Bullfrog270
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a kid, we drove over Monarch Pass as I longingly looked at the tram (which my parents would never stop for). 40 years later, I finally got to ride it on a rainy day in June. Be sure to bring pants and a jacket,...More

2  Thank Kawena
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I take my relatives here as it offers an incredible view without hiking for those not that phsically fit.

1  Thank xjmcneil
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jimbeau1110
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10.00 a person
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kpn41
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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
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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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