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Monarch Scenic Tram

Monarch Pass, U.S. 50, Salida, CO
719/539-4091
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Salida
Type: Trams
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- Aug 28, 2014
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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 NEW

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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110 reviews 110 reviews
11 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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 reviews 4 reviews
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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64 reviews 64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I stopped to stretch my legs at Monarch Pass on US 50 and spontaneously decided to zoom up the tram. The eight minute ride adds an additional 750 elevation gain from the pass, with absolutely stunning views on a sunny or partly cloudy day. The enclosed observation deck had panoramic photos with labels so you could identify which mountains you're... More

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Okay maybe not but a great view at the top. Panoramic. Fun ride up and a free bag of popcorn to boot. ENJOY

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

If you are traveling thru Monarch Pass and its a clear day - take the tram and your camera. Some of the best views at 12,000 ft. You can see Pikes Peak and all the mountains in a 360 degree view. Bring your jacket. We took great pictures and rated this one of our favorites on a trip across CO.

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VT
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11 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The drive up to Monarch is itself interesting. The day was totally clear, with every peak shown on the panoramas in the viewing area visible and super clear. Not many people taking advantage of the day. Quite windy - not a day to be out on the observation deck. Would be disconcerting to some but the cars are fairly close... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

the ride was gorgeous...like the others said bring your jacket..the staff was helpful and friendly!! we completely enjoyed it, it is something you should not miss, we could see over a 100m miles!! free popcorn with your visit,and the gift shop has alot of nice stuff and snacks and fudge!! we even saw a bear!!

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