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Monarch Scenic Tram

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Beautiful views

This was a great, inexpensive way to see some great views on top of a 12,000ft. mountain. If you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Woodbury, Minnesota
Great View

Inexpensive tram ride that has scenic views of the mountains. Highly recommend to do this trip... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Monarch Pass, U.S. 50, Salida, CO, Salida, CO 81201
+1 719-539-4091
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great, inexpensive way to see some great views on top of a 12,000ft. mountain. If you don't like rides/heights, you will do fine. It is chilly at the top, even on a warm,hot day. The drive to Monarch Pass was a great...More

Thank Rossminni
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Inexpensive tram ride that has scenic views of the mountains. Highly recommend to do this trip once. The gift shop had the normal visitor items, but also had some unique items.

Thank buckeyeblazer
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

A jacket is recommended due to the wind. We had lots of fun looking at the different mountains from the observatory deck. The staff was very friendly and happy.

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed September 4, 2018

A nice, quiet diversion for a while. The tram to the top is nothing great, just a ride to the beutiful scenery. Very windy the day we were there. The view is what still takes natives like us, our breath away. That is worth the...More

Thank StefandBarb
Reviewed September 1, 2018

The tram ride up to the top of Monarch Pass is fun and easy. The tram goes nice and slow so you don't get queasy and also you have lots of time to take in the magnificent view. They stop the tram for you to...More

Thank ToucanSam787
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This gondola is a very nice thing to do. You can go up and down and spend time at the top in about 30 minutes - longer if you want to stay up top for a longer period of time. On a clear day you...More

Thank Dale O
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Ten dollars well spent. You can park and walk to the top or you can ride the tram up and down, or walk down. At the top, you'll be treated to a great view of the valley below. The weather can be quite brisk, so...More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed August 17, 2018

My three boys, ages 11, 9 and 6 had a great time. We rode the tram to the top, walked around for a bit and enjoyed the great views and cool breeze. Both of the gentlemen operators were very friendly and nice and willing to...More

1  Thank FlashCrusader85
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place by accident- my family absolutely loved the lift ride up the mtn - and my little dog too !!! People who ran this place were super nice and friendly and really were helpful to suggest local places to explore too...More

Thank Maxandbarney
Reviewed August 14, 2018

I would highly recommend this attraction if you are in the area. The old tram was charming to ride on, and the views from the top were breathtaking. We also enjoyed the gift shop!

Thank scjustice
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June 30, 2017|
Response from 821moose | Reviewed this property |
10.00 a person
November 7, 2016|
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Response from bllmccartney | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure it's closed in winter. It gets real windy up there.
Elyssa S
July 17, 2016|
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Response from dbradyku | Reviewed this property |
I would go to Salida instead of Buena Vista. There are more galleries if you are into art and bike shops if you need to rent a bike. Lots of bike paths in and around Salida. Cute town with a park and many excellent... More