Scenic Tramway


Monarch Mountain at the Crest will have its GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION, to include the SCENIC TRAMWAY, on Saturday, June 10, 2023 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

  • Ribbon cuttings with the Salida, Gunnison and Buena Vista Chambers of Commerce
  • Music presented by local DJ J.M. Kreski
  • All retail items in the Visitor Center will be 20% off
  • Tramway rides will be 50% off and free to those of you with a 2023/24 Monarch Season Pass (Tram tickets and Season Passes available for purchase in the Visitor Center)
  • Freshies at the Crest will be offering their full menu along with tastings and discounts.

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

The spectacular, 360 degree views of five of the mountain ranges in the Rocky Mountains will leave you speechless. The ticket is for the round-trip (up and down) or you can ride up and walk down the 2-mile dirt, maintenance road. Your pup may enjoy it too – dogs are welcome.

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 just in case you get chilly.

The tramway can close at any time (once people are brought down) due to weather related or other unforeseen circumstances. It will reopen once the situation has passed.

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).
  • *Monarch Mountain season passholders who have purchased next season’s season pass receive a 50% Tram ticket discount. Season Passes are available for purchase in the Visitor Center.
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