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“It's free, right on U.S. Rt. 50. pull off on top.”
Review of Monarch Pass

Monarch Pass
Ranked #3 of 4 things to do in Monarch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Stop, look around and see the beauty at this 11K+ elevation. No purchase neccessary to look although there are attractions here to pay for like the Gondola ride whic seems worth it so plan to take an extra 30 min. for the ride to the real top of the mountain where one can see for 150 miles.

1  Thank Joe P
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

I have had many harrowing trips over Monarch Pass in the winter, but in the summer it is easy to drive and beautiful. This was the first trip that I made time for the tram ride to the top. It was definitely worth it and a fun, but fairly quick activity for anyone traveling with kids. The trams are fully closed in with a locked door- no chance of anyone falling out or getting hurt. The views at the top are spectacular and, yes, there were still a few spots of snow in July.

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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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