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“Worth the stop especially if traveling with kids”
Review of Monarch Pass

Monarch Pass
Ranked #3 of 4 things to do in Monarch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 July 2013

Convenient for a leg stretch break on Rt.50 but take just a little time to ride the tram to the top. $10 adult, $5 for under 12. Kids will love the tram ride and the view from the top is really worth it. Bring your camera. Well stocked gift shop with a welcome snack bar to fuel up your stomach for the rest of the drive. 10yr old granddaughter loved the little bit of snow up top in mid July.

1  Thank Laning
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

Can't say much more than the title says. If you're traveling in winter, be careful. Many spots on the pass don't have guard rails and the road can become quite snowy and icy.

1  Thank Steve G
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

Drove up at night to view the full moon...since we were only 6 miles away it didn't take long, we were so tired from our hike up Mt. Shavano it was kind of anti climactic!

Thank KimboMax
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

We go there often on our way to other vistas in Western Colorado. Living only about 65 miles away it is our most often route to western Colorado.

Thank Don B
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

There is a scenic tramway at the summit of this pass on U.S. 50, and a store that has some interesting mountain merchandise along with a lot of standard touristy stuff (and restrooms; that's great in a state whose major roads are notoriously lacking in them). However, if you are looking for mountain scenery, this is not the best place for it -- don't make a special trip to see this spot. The views on the west side of the pass are better than on the east.

1  Thank AnnArborMiBob
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