Monarch Mountain at the Crest, CO, Grand Opening June 10, 2023

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Monarch at the Crest. Credit: Monarch Mountain

Monarch Mountain at the Crest, located 20 miles west of Salida, CO, on US Hwy 50, is excited to announce its grand opening Saturday, June 10, 2023, from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Activities for the day include local DJ J.M. Kreski playing music, 20% off all retail items in the new Elation Sports Shop, and Scenic Tram rides will be half price while all current 2023-2024 season pass holders ride for free when presenting their season pass. There will be ribbon cuttings by the Salida, Buena Vista, and Gunnison Chamber of Commerces. Freshies will offer its full menu as well as a grand opening special and tastings of milkshakes and smoothies. This is a great opportunity to get reacquainted with a long-existing business that has been reimagined to better suit the needs of those who recreate in the area.

Monarch Mountain at the Crest sits on both the Continental Divide Trail and the Crest Trail and is in close proximity to the Colorado Trail and wants to be an essential part of the hiker’s trek. The Crest will carry items to allow hikers on these trails to restock and receive packages to help support their journey.

“Everyone is invited to join the grand opening activities. This will be a fun opportunity to check out what Monarch Mountain at the Crest offers and ride the Scenic Tramway to enjoy the incredible views of five mountain ranges from the top of the Continental Divide!”
– Kathryn Wadsworth, Monarch Event Coordinator

Normal operating hours are from 8 am to 5 pm daily through late September. Contact Monarch Mountain at the Crest at 719.539.5091 or on the web at

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Grand Opening poster. Credit: Monarch Mountain

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