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Crystal Mountain Scenic Gondola Ride

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Address: 33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Crystal Mountain, Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98022-7938
Phone Number: 360-663-2265
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Surprise your family! Awesome inspiring view that will take your breath away.

Was on a day drive to a small lake trail to view mt rainier. On the way there, I saw a sign for a gondola ride and decided to check it out. There was some roadwork and we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Alhambra, California
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Alhambra, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was on a day drive to a small lake trail to view mt rainier. On the way there, I saw a sign for a gondola ride and decided to check it out. There was some roadwork and we were held up for some time, but it was a nice day and we weren't in a hurry. We have never been... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On a clear day, you can't beat the view! I have been there three times now, and every time it gets better.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the ride up view is beautiful we went because you can bring your dog's up there. Be prepared as the trails are very loose gravel so bring shoes that are sturdy and have some tread. We picked a day or was 96 back home so we were trying to beat the heat. It was still 75 there and... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The gondola ride was amazing!! Had no idea that it would be this awesome! The ride goes up and down smoothly and the view is worth much more then what your paying for! The gondola goes up more then 5000 feet and as soon as you go the the top you are surprised by an amazing, and breathtaking view of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The gondola ride itself is not that scenic according to my teenagers (although we did see an eagle and the cascades range) but once you get near the top it's great to see Mount Rainier peeking over the hill. Really good trip for a morning or afternoon with lunch at the excellent Summit restaurant - value for money. However they... More 

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sure it might be expensive to take the gondola up to the summit but it is worth it unless you want the long steep hike! I visited in the summer and though there was a bit of a queue, staff were more than happy to let passengers ride up (and back) in whatever group(s) or numbers you prefer. So if... More 

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Virginia City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rode the gondola up and hiked down the Crystal Mountain Trail. This is the best way to hike the mountain, unless you love 5 miles of hiking, uphill. The view of Mt. Rainier from the top is fantastic and there are a bunch of chairs where you can relax and enjoy the view. Worth every penny of the $22... More 

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Shoreline, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My recommendations: Stay at Alta Crystal Resort, have lunch at the Alpine Inn, and then ride the Crystal Mountain Scenic Gondola to the top of Crystal Mountain. Step off and you will see the most amazing view of Mt. Rainier. Be sure to walk a few feet away from the gondola to allow others a place to disembark! Then you... More 

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North Van
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views are breathtaking, the gondola is very reasonably priced (compared to other gondola rides we have taken), there are wonderful hikes, lots of critters (we even saw a marmot!), and there is a free naturalist tour which was amazing (shout out to Jeff!!!)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lot of fun taking the gondola up to the top of the mountain. The views of Mt Ranier are spectacular, even though we didn't have a clear view of the summit due to weather. $78 for 3 adults and a child to take the gondola up. Could be cheaper in my opinion. No military discount either. There... More 

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