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Crystal Mountain Scenic Gondola Ride

33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd., Crystal Mountain, WA
360-663-2265
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Buckley Wa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Now the Lazy Adventurers have a great view of Rainer and Adams! Sure anyone can slap a backpack on and stroll uphill for 5.6 mi to the top of the resort and plop down at a table and gaze lovingly at Rainer, but why not do it with style, and a lot less sweat! Enter the gondola. For a few... More

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Spokane, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

if you've seen the view of Mt Rainier from Sunrise and Paradise, drive up to Crystal Mountain and take the gondola up to the top for a view of Mt Rainier that is priceless!

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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The gondola (entirely enclosed) ride up the mountainside was very smooth and offered a great view of Crystal Mountain. However, when you reach the top of this 9-10 minute ride, you have a fantastic view of Mt. Rainier directly in front of you, and also several other more distant mountains(Mt. Baker, Mt Adams, Mt. St. Helens) as you turn and... More

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Springfield, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We were fortunate to enjoy this experience on it's last day of the summer season. Beautiful sunny and warm day which just added to the amazing views of the ski resort and then Mt Rainier once you arrive on the summit. Stunning, with views of Mt St Helens and Mt Adams... For someone with height issues I didn't mind the... More

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Athens
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a fairly new attraction at Crystal Mountain. It gives you a huge change in elevation up to the top where there is a Mt. top restaurant that you need reservations for. The view is awesome and inspiring of MT Rainier in clear weather. You can see some of the glaciers on this 14,000 foot inactive volcano. The price... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

If you can't hike to the top the gondola is the only way to get to the top for a fantastic view of Mt. Rainer. But is it worth 22.00 per person???? I wouldn't pay it, but I can hike it.

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Seattle area
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The view at the top of Crystal Mountain is spectacular on a clear day. We were able to see from Mt. Baker (near the Canadian border) to Mt. Adams (in Oregon). It gives one of the best all-around views of Mt. Rainier. If you're driving around Mt. Rainier, this is a worthwhile stop. You won't get as good an overall... More

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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105 reviews 105 reviews
19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Took a trip to go hiking. Had breakfast at the Alpine Inn before going to the top. The Gondola ride is very cool. You can see far if the weather is good. The price was very reasonable. The views at the top are breathtaking. If you're going to hike, make sure you have plenty or water, good shoes and a... More

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Puyallup, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

My wife wanted to go on a picnic forever and I finally gave in. I figured that I might as well blow her socks off. I saw the forecast was for 80 degrees and sunny. Sounds like great weather for seeing some hill tops. By hilltops I mean Mt. Rainier, Mt St Helens and Mt. Baker. We have been to... More

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Hyderabad, India
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132 reviews 132 reviews
89 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

While visiting the MT. Rainier do not miss this, especially if you are a first time visitor. Its scenic, quiet and a smooth ride .We really enjoy the ride, taking us to 8000+ feet high .We can view the Mount Rainier and the cascade range from a closer distance. How ever, it would have been better if there could have... More

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