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Monarch Scenic Tram

Monarch Pass, U.S. 50, Salida, CO
+1 719-539-4091
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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 2 days ago
Amarillo, Texas
via mobile
Great Views

It is about a 10 minute ride each way on a smooth tram. The views are excellent. I thought we would... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Austin, TX
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  • Poor1%
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“free popcorn” (17 reviews)
Monarch Pass, U.S. 50, Salida, CO
+1 719-539-4091
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank TxWaccamaw
Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank Theroger
Reviewed 4 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 14 June 2017 via mobile

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

Thank 821moose
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The view was incredible, the staff was so helpful and friendly. We had our German Shepherd with us and they were patient in getting her in the tram and the gentleman at the top had a lot of information and was able to answer all...More

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30 June 2017|
Response from 821moose | Reviewed this property |
10.00 a person
7 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