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Monarch Scenic Tram

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Address: Monarch Pass, U.S. 50, Salida, CO
Phone Number: 719/539-4091
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Inexpensive, easy, and great views

I stopped at the top of the Monarch Pass for the gift shop and tram. The shop had plenty of the typical tourist stuff reasonably priced. The tram was inexpensive, the staff was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I stopped at the top of the Monarch Pass for the gift shop and tram. The shop had plenty of the typical tourist stuff reasonably priced. The tram was inexpensive, the staff was friendly, and the views were great. It didn't take a long time and was a slam dunk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The scenic tram was a fun, affordable, and accessible experience to enjoy the mountains near Salida. The views are amazing, and the staff was very accommodating. The free popcorn was a treat, too. Thanks for the wonderful excursion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A must do if in the area! Great scenic ride up the mountain and then tram ride to top is the coup de gras. The view is breathtaking and the personnel there are courteous and extremely friendly. Has a great lil gift shop. The homemade fudge is fantastic. Definitely an A+ site.

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Circleville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My son and I stopped at the crest of Monarch Pass on US 50 between Salida and Gunnison, at the wonderfully old-fashioned souvenir shop and rest stop. On a whim we bought tickets for the cable car tram, a relic of the 60's. What awaited at the top was remarkable- a 360 view of the continental divide falling away from... More 

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Cleburne, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We rode up in the afternoon it was cooler up top in the 50s. The upper floor of the Tram has a lot of info about what you can see here on the Continental Divide. The view from here is so expansive! We went down back side of slope and took pictures in the snow that was still left over.... More 

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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Wonderful ride, it was nice to be able to see the ski runs that the boys had taken in the Spring from the top of the mountain pass.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My two sisters and I happened upon this place somewhat by accident. When we left Colorado Springs, our destination was Monarch Pass. When we got to Monarch Pass, we found the tram. Another couple we met at the base of the tram highly recommended we take it. We did and were sure glad we spent the $10 per person for... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Our family enjoyed riding the tram to the top of the Continental Divide at Monarch Crest! The views were breathtaking and pictures we got were so worth it! Plus we went at 8:30 am and were the first and only visitors on top of the mountain! The staff was so friendly and even offered us heavier jackets because it was... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Loved it! So beautiful. It's quick, no lines. The staff is so friendly, you felt like they were old friends. Obviously they love what they do. Very inexpensive for such a pretty place. It was cool up top, but they had jackets for us to borrow.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Quick ride up and down and some really good photo explanations of the mountain ranges you are viewing so you can leave with a good sense of all of the mountain ranges.

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Address: Monarch Pass, U.S. 50, Salida, CO
Phone Number: 719/539-4091
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Salida

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