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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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Wasn't able to do the tram because of our late arrival, but the Family owned and operated store at the top of the Monarch Pass, where you get the tram, is great! Bathrooms, every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Wasn't able to do the tram because of our late arrival, but the Family owned and operated store at the top of the Monarch Pass, where you get the tram, is great! Bathrooms, every kind of shirt, food, coffee mug, stained glass, candy, you can thing of, this store has it. Staff, all family I think from what I recall,... More 

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Bonsall, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This tramway to the top of the summit was built in the 1960's and it looks like it hasn't been updated since. The wooden buildings at the bottom and top need some maintenance and paint, but the tramway itself looks to be in good shape. This isn't a high-volume attraction, which is a nice change from most rides like this.... More 

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Douglasville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Monarch tram-incredible ride and only $10/adult! Gondolas hold 4 people or ~680 lbs. 7 minutes to get to the top (and 7 min to get back down-hopefully...Heeheehee) Stay as long as you like up at the observatory but highly recommend wearing a hoodie as it is windy and chilly at 14,000 feet above sea level. The view is beautiful though.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Worth the ten bucks! Can't beat the views, just make sure you dress warm, it's really cold and windy at the top!

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Friendly, helpful staff! What a great view and such a value at only $8 to ride. Be prepared, even in early summer - the temps can get pretty chilly at 12,000 feet! The Tram does have some jackets available to borrow if you don't have any.

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Salida, Colorado
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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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3 attraction reviews
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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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Address: Monarch Pass, U.S. 50, Salida, CO
Phone Number: 719/539-4091
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Salida

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