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Address: Monarch Pass, U.S. 50, Salida, CO
Phone Number: 719/539-4091
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A Fun Tram Ride

Reasonably priced tram ride up to the top of Monarch Mountain where you will be treated to an unbelievably gorgeous 360-degree view of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. Bring a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Salida, Colorado
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Salida, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Reasonably priced tram ride up to the top of Monarch Mountain where you will be treated to an unbelievably gorgeous 360-degree view of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. Bring a jacket or hoodie (even though it is warm down below) because it will be breezy and chilly.

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Genesee, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I thought is would be a tourist trap experience, and frankly was not in favor of going. I must admit that I was wrong, wrong, wrong. The tram is reminiscent of vacations long past. Fair price, friendly operators, dog friendly too. The family took the tram up and did the easy hike down. The views are incredible, the wild flowers... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

15 minutes up and back plus whatever time you spend taking puctures . Great observation area. You can see for miles! Senior discount $8 and free popcorn at the gift shop. Attendants were friendly and informative .

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Bradenton, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were lucky and had an incredibly clear day when we went. The rate for seniors (over 55) is only $8. What a deal. Blue skies and white clouds over gorgeous14,000' mountain ranges such as Pikes Peak. The tram operators were very nice. They even have loaner jackets if you don't have one -- you will need it, brrr. Our... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Kids enjoyed the ride to the top- and the free popcorn at the bottom! Take time and talk to the attendants- they have great stories to tell!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Owners/employees are really nice! My family and I truly enjoyed our ride, free popcorn, and our time spent at the tram.

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Sun City, Arizona
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146 reviews 146 reviews
18 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This tram takes one to the crest of "The Great Divide." With view from this aerie one can see vast distances. Not to be missed is the excellent gift shop at the base of the tram.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great views at the top the day we visited. Shout out to the Salida CC for recommending we go. Well worth the $$ for the ride and unlimited time at the top.

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Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The ride is short and the tram well maintained. Once on top you are in a covered and enclosed building with markers for mountain peaks to identify. The view is amazing if the weather is good and dramatic in the rain if you like storm watching.

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Tram an easy ride even for those a might squeamish about heights. Outstanding views. Still snow on top in July! That was a pleasant surprise.

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