Scenic Tramway

Take a ride on Monarch Mountain at the Crest’s Scenic Tramway!

Take a ride on Scenic Tramway to the top of the Continental Divide! The spectacular, 360 degree views of five mountain ranges in the Rocky Mountains will leave you speechless.

The tram ticket is for the round-trip (up and down) or you can ride up and walk down the 2 mile, dirt maintenance road. (Proper footwear is advised). Dogs are welcome and may be counted in the capacity restriction depending on size/weight.

The top of the Tramway is at 12,012’ in elevation. Sunscreen is a must and it will be cooler up there so bring a jacket in case you get chilly.

The Tramway can close at any time due to weather related or other unforeseen circumstances. Closures can last anywhere from 15 minutes to the rest of the day. In this event, those at the top of the tram will be brought down by vehicle. The Tramway will reopen once the situation has passed.

*2024/25 Monarch Season Passholders receive 50% off ticket pricing.

Scenic Tramway
  • Purchase tickets inside the Visitor Center (not available online or in the Tram building).
  • Maximum capacity is 4 persons per gondola or 680 lbs (310 kg).
  • Recreational sports equipment, such as skis, snowboards, bikes…etc, are not allowed on the tramway.
  • For questions regarding tramway status, or anything else Crest related, please call 719.539.5091.

Provided by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)


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