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Silver Queen Gondola

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Address: E Durant & S Hunter St, (behind Ajax Tavern), Aspen, CO 81611
Phone Number: 19709251220
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

For great views of the surrounding area, hop aboard this popular gondola...

For great views of the surrounding area, hop aboard this popular gondola that takes 18 minutes to get to the top of Aspen Mountain.

Summer 2015 Hours

Daily: June 20 - September 7, 2015

Weekends: May 23-25, 30-31; June 6-7, 13-14; September 12-13, 19-20, 26-27; October 3-4

Silver Queen Gondola Hours: 10 am - 4 pm (last ride down at 4:30 pm)

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Wow! Spectacular Views!

Well worth the cost to take a gondola to the top of Aspen Mountain. The views in both directions are spectacular - especially in the summer. Hint: Buy the pass that allows... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ken B
Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the cost to take a gondola to the top of Aspen Mountain. The views in both directions are spectacular - especially in the summer. Hint: Buy the pass that allows unlimited use for the gondola rides and the bus to Maroon Bells.

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Mesquite, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the gondola ride to Aspen mountain. The ride up and down was amazing it was about a 20 minute ride each way, you can see over the mountains surrounding Aspen. There is a nice little cafe up there called the Sundeck where we had a glass of wine. It felt so peaceful. The view was simple spectacular. The... More 

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must do for anyone visiting Aspen Colorado. The Gondola ride up to 11,212 feet is spectacular. At the top the Sundeck offers great food, coffee and of course, mountain views.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well with the price to see Aspen both up the mountain and down the mountain. Once at the top a nice drink at the Sundeck is a must!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a brilliant blue sky day in Aspen, we went up to the top of Ajax for lunch at the Sun Deck. We played bocce, corn hole and strolled around the top paths looking at Majestic views. Someone was making beautiful music on a giant xylophone. Mainly just to take in the vistas of Highlands bowl and Aspen and Independence... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friday afternoon. At $20 each, it's worth the trip. If you're afraid of heights, you may want to avoid this as there is a lot of air between your gondola and the ground. Once at the top, there's not much there. The nature trail is really nothing. There are some children's games, like large chess pieces and chimes. For me,... More 

Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For $22 round-trip it was quite pricey, but we wanted to go to Sundeck for lunch, so we did it anyways. In fact, we got the "Perfect Summer package", which was $32 with $10 credit to Sundeck... and with that we were able to do unlimited trips on the Gondola for 3 (consecutive or non-consecutive days).

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SF Bay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rode up in the summer to hear a free bluegrass concert. Wow, what a day! The views are spectacular and the band - The Railsplitters - was excellent. We spent the whole day, having lunch in the Sundeck lodge. Surprisingly, the food in the Sundeck was excellent! You can sit outdoors on the deck, or indoors looking at the... More 

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Northern Minnesota, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view is decent on the gondola itself, but there is a good view of the area from the top. This is also fun for the non skiers in the group.

Thank L S
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

I'd say this is a must for first time visitors. Best way to get awesome mountain views and also to see the layout of Aspen from above

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