We rode the Monarch Crest Scenic Tramway up the mountain. You arrive at an enclosed observation building that you can walk outside on to the small balcony. It was 45 degrees and the wind blowing 35-40 mph; but, an incredible experience! You can also bike or walk up and down to/from the observation area. There is a gift shop where... 更多
Son and I stopped here and rode the tram up the mountain. Go from 11,000 to 12,000 feet and the views were incredible. You are supposed to be able to see Piles Peek from the top, but it wasn't clear during our visit. The gift shop at the bottom had some great items and a huge variety. Loved it.
If you have already driven Cottonwood Pass, or you want to stay on paved roads, then drive Monarch Pass between Gunnison and Salida/Buena Vista. It gets you to over 11,000 feet, has very nice views and an extensive gift shop, rest area. The privately run rest stop also sells tickets to a tram that takes up another 500+ feet for... 更多
The drive is OK by Colorado standards. Unless you need to drive up and over your time would be better going over Independence Pass. I did not stop at the Ski resort - just talking about the drive.
We were driving on Highway 50 not knowing this was on the way to our next destination. What an amazing stop! Monarch Pass is at 11,312 feet located on the Continental Divide at the southern end of the Sawatch Mountain Range. There is a tramway and gift shop on site. You MUST STOP HERE! Do yourself a favor and take... 更多
Such a beautiful place! We went to mark seeing the Continental Divide at Monarch Pass off my bucket list. It was so worth the trip. What a gorgeous view...we felt like we were on top of the world. The view on the way up the mountain and down the mountain was spectacular too. My husband had been there when he... 更多
My son's Boy Scout Troop went to the Monarch Pass mountain top look out, just above the visitors center. We played in the snow, IN JUNE, which was a great adventure for a group of young men from Houston who had never even seen snow! This was a great stop and we had a lot of fun hiking the top... 更多