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Monarch Scenic Tram

Monarch Pass, U.S. 50, Salida, CO
+1 719-539-4091
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Top of the World

Beautiful views and gentle hike down. We loved it! And the free popcorn when you come down... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
meremasse
,
Colorado Springs
via mobile
A wonderful experience

I would recommend this tram ride to visitors of all ages. We had a delightful trip and enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Jana M
,
Jacksonville, Texas
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“gift shop” (37 reviews)
“free popcorn” (24 reviews)
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Monarch Pass, U.S. 50, Salida, CO
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+1 719-539-4091
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"gift shop"
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"free popcorn"
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"continental divide"
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"walk around"
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"observation deck"
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"snowball fight"
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"friendly operators"
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"cable car"
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"incredible views"
in 4 reviews
"mountain peaks"
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"worth a stop"
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"easy ride"
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"fun trip"
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"degrees"
in 13 reviews
"monarch"
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"placards"
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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views and gentle hike down. We loved it! And the free popcorn when you come down: perfect. Worth it!

Thank meremasse
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Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

I would recommend this tram ride to visitors of all ages. We had a delightful trip and enjoyed the maps on the observation deck that labeled the mountains we were able to see from every direction. The employees were super friendly and answered our questions...More

Thank Jana M
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Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

Our family all enjoyed our stop and ride on the Tram! Cash only at the main team building, tickets can be purchased in the gift shop. Beautiful views & free popcorn was a plus!

Thank Ash0717
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Reviewed July 25, 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 steve c
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Reviewed July 23, 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
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Reviewed July 22, 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
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Reviewed July 21, 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.

1  Thank Leland S
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Reviewed July 16, 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
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Reviewed July 14, 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
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Reviewed July 12, 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
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jimbeau1110
June 30, 2017|
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10.00 a person
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kpn41
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.
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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
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