If you want a view of lovely - gorgeous - Rio de Janiero from above, this isn't a bad place to get it. But if you're also planning to visit Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer), skip the Sugar Loaf lines and spend your time lined up for the Corcovado train. At least there you can get a reservation to stand in line. Sugar Loaf is a big rock with lots of tourists on it, mostly lined up to get back down. But if you really want to see it, take the tram halfway up. Great views, fewer lines, acceptable bathrooms. No souvenirs worth buying.
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