Top 200 Places: Monarch Crest Tram

Monarch Crest Tram
H 50 between Salida and Gunnison

This tram’s four passenger gondolas climb from the 11,312 foot Monarch Pass to the Continental Divide at an altitude of over 12,000 feet, and offer some of the most spectacular views anywhere in the world. They are open daily from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, with few exceptions. Your dog is allowed to join you on the ride for no additional fee. Dogs must be leashed, and please bring your own poop-n-scoop supplies.

Top 200 Places, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

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