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Monarch Scenic Tram

Monarch Pass, U.S. 50, Salida, CO
719/539-4091
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Salida
Type: Trams, Other
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
13 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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 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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