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Silver Queen Gondola

Address: E Durant & S Hunter St, (behind Ajax Tavern), Aspen, CO 81611
Phone Number: 970 925 1220
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Ranked #15 of 89 things to do in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Transportation
Owner description: For great views of the surrounding area, hop aboard this popular...
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Type: Trams, Transportation
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

It is locally known as the "bongdola" Much pot smoking. The views are magnificent, Skiing is second to none. Slopes are not dressed like the Alps. Good for some, not so nice for others

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Sydney
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141 reviews 141 reviews
32 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Never more than a few minutes to load even when there is a line. Staff are great and keep everything moving.

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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Think this is the one we went on.In town and at the top of the mountain Brides and grooms show up for weddings.. So beautiful in the fall..

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New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Great place to kick back have a beer and healthy lunch. Terrific soup and salad while watching folks ski down to the gondola

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Makati, Philippines
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The queen of all gondola rides. Like the Star Ferry in Hong Kong, or a ride on a double-decker in London, your Aspen experience is not complete without a visit to the Silver Queen gondola.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Really enjoyed this place, you don't find quality like this in Europe!!!! A must for great value & quality! :)

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Denver, Colorado
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140 reviews 140 reviews
37 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The Gondola is the only way to get to the top of Aspen ( Ajax) mountain if you are not skiing. In less than fifteen minuets the lift will whisk you over skiers below to the top . When you reach the Sundeck at the end of your ride, the restaurant and bar are excellent. Best of all is the... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We travelled up Aspen Mountain while on a day visit to Aspen. Even though we did not ski, SQ sold passes to go up to the restaurant for lunch. It was a smooth ride up, the scenery was breathtaking.

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Louisville, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Silver Queen Gondola departs from a station behind the Ajax (like the detergent, not the football team) Tavern. The gondola tickets cost about $15 each and it takes roughly 15 minutes to get up the mountain and back. There are seats on both sides of the gondola providing a 360 view of the surroundings. As Aspen begins to disappear... More 

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Bedford, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I went here when I was 6 years old and I still remember it and talk about it to this day. The ride is sometimes bumpy but it's worth it! It goes slow and the view is worth it!! You won't regret doing this!!

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