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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 #15 of 59 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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Bedford, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 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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Boulder, Colorado
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12 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The gondola ride is a fun way to see Aspen from above. The ride takes about 15 minutes to the top and once there you can 5 minutes or 5 hours depending on your interests. Kid friendly things to do are here (frisbee golf, bean bag toss). We got to sit on a patio on the west side of the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Gondola only runs on the weekends after Labor Day. That is information that would have been helpful. The views are spectacular. The restaurant is normal ski food.

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kansas city
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Not really worth the six dollar fee but had some good views. Make sure you've eaten cause foods awful and overpriced on top of mountain.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went up the Gondola for a summer day, tons of things to do for kids at the top, I had no idea, expected a short little time and we wasted hours, playing, hiking and taking in the beatury

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It was a lovely trip up, and the activities up top were great for the kiddo (school aged). The gondolas both needed minor repairs, and the windows weren't terribly clear. It was a great first experience with mountain lifts, but I wouldn't do it again.

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We decided to take the Silver Queen Gondola to the top and do some of the short hikes. It was a good experience. The ride is smooth and scenic. The top of the mountain has a restaurant and many activities including hiking trails. We took the nature trail which was short and well marked. The view of the surrounding mountains... More

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delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The nature trail is well marked and the wildflowers abundant. The views were breath-taking. Remember it is cooler at the top!

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Rockville, MD
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Fun ride on the gondola with great views of Aspen and Aspen Mountain. We stayed on the mountain to enjoy the stunning views and fresh, clean, crisp air! Fun for families with children; there is a play area with rock climbing, bungie jumping and swinging.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I enjoyed this ride so much! Views are spectacular! I purchased the "Summer Package" which includes a voucher for the restaurant at top + you can ride the gondolas located at Snowmass and tickets for the bus to the Maroon Bells.

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