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Monarch Scenic Tram

Monarch Pass, U.S. 50, Salida, CO
+1 719-539-4091
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Snowball fight in July!

We had a great time we stayed up top for over an hour. Our group had a great time having a snowball... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Fort Worth, Texas
360° Views

To get tickets, go to the gift shop if paying by credit card. If paying in cash, go straight to... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Amarillo, Texas
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“gift shop” (37 reviews)
“free popcorn” (24 reviews)
Monarch Pass, U.S. 50, Salida, CO
+1 719-539-4091
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

We had a great time we stayed up top for over an hour. Our group had a great time having a snowball fight. The gift shop was awesome!! Largest best stocked gift shop in the area. Snack bar had ice cream, popcorn and nachos.

Thank scrom1970
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

To get tickets, go to the gift shop if paying by credit card. If paying in cash, go straight to the tramway. $10 per adult, $8.00 for 55+ seniors. Ride is 10 to 15 minutes depending on how many customers are getting on and off....More

5  Thank TxWaccamaw
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

It is about a 10 minute ride each way on a smooth tram. The views are excellent. I thought we would stay just a few minutes but ended up being up there for almost an hour--once we got there we were in no hurry to...More

2  Thank Theroger
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Nice, easy ride to the top and an incredible view! The two mile hike down was a gradual decent, so doable for all.

Thank Leland S
Reviewed 17 July 2017

It's a little off the beaten path but worth the drive. Spectacular views from the top of the tram, and free popcorn too!

Thank kkh
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Small tram with seating for about 4 adults. Friendly operators. Incredible 360 views from the top with indoor and outdoor observation areas. Appears to be a trail close by as well. Highly recommend. Well worth the reasonable fee.

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I would highly recommend this short excursion for just about anyone unless you have an acute breathing or heart condition (even if you are afraid of heights just look straight ahead not down). The gondola does shake a little in the wind and stops a...More

1  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

It's a short 10 minute ride to the top. The gondola may stop several times as other gondolas are loaded or unloaded. You can ride up and down or ride up and walk down (2.2 miles) or vice versa. The views are 360 degrees at...More

Thank Larry E
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Stopped by the tram on our way home from a week in Colorado. The tram is literally right to the side of the road. You park, pay your ten bucks and see the most wonderful views. We were there on a day when the owner...More

Thank Gexbert
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

One of those got to do things. Very friendly tram operators​. Beautiful view. Well stocked gift shop.

Thank 821moose
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1 July 2017|
Response from 821moose | Reviewed this property |
10.00 a person
8 November 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
17 July 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