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Silver Queen Gondola

E Durant & S Hunter St, (behind Ajax Tavern), Aspen, CO 81611
970 925 1220
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Ranked #11 of 58 attractions in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Trams
Description: For great views of the surrounding area, hop aboard this popular gondola that takes 18 minutes to get to the top of Aspen Mountain.
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Las Vegas, NV
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79 reviews 79 reviews
3 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

It's a lovely ride up and down the mountain in the gondola with beautiful views along the way. We took our golden retriever with us - yes, they allow dogs in certain gondola cars (they are identified by a paw print on the side of the gondola.) Once at the top there is a lovely gentle trail with beautiful views... More

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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Yes the cost to ride the gondola is a bit much at $19.00 per person, so plan to spend several hours - also - a bottle of water is $3.75 - so come prepared with your own snacks & water & sun screen - remember sun screen and hats! There is an easy Nature Hike worth the hike to see... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The gondola was renovated many years ago. The update was sorely needed. The cars are now comfortable and spacious. The red cars even have an jack to attach your iPhone/ipod (iPhone 4 unfortunately). The problem is that they did not replace the towers, cables, or motor when they renovated the gondola. A ride to the top, at best, takes 15... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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133 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Had to stay in town for an extra day to ride the gondola but it was worth it. The view was terrific and the ride was very plesant

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Southern Indiana
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Get the $29 three day pass. We used this in aspen and snowmass. I think there was another location as well. There were restaurants at the top. A $10 plus credit is available too for each person. There were activities such as rock wall and Euro bingo for the kids. Nice trails too at both location.s

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Well worth the $29 3-day pass. We enjoyed the views, discounted lunch and plenty of options for entertainment.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband and I were lucky enough to take the Silver Queen Gondola up to the top for a party during the Food and Wine Festival. The view of Aspen as it gets futher and further away.....amazing. The views from the top of Mt. Aspen...WOW. You can see in all directions. The sunset we witnessed was simply breathtaking.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The gondola takes about 25 min to the top. I went late afternoon when storms were coming in so the views at the top were somewhat obscured. On a clear day it would be fabulous, and I think you can see Pyramid Mountain from the top, too. With more time, it would be nice to hike around there. There were... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

A fun ride for a family in a large gondola to the top of Aspen Mountain. We went in July and the staff of ACES was doing short hiking tours of the area at the top. Great views of the surrounding mountains.

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Why not operate gondola for visitors during "slow season"? Not even from 1-3 a few days per week? Maroon bells Also closed :(

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