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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
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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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Best way to see the valley

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Grace Carr L
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SF Bay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Rancho Mirage, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Reasonably priced. Last gondola down is 4:30pm so plan accordingly. There is a nice huge restaurant at the top that can also accommodate weddings, as we saw two coming down.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful easy day. We had the Gondola ride to ourselves, and it was a very peaceful ride both up and back down Aspen mountain. They have a Frisbee golf course at the top of the mountain, as well as a pretty extensive playground for the youngsters. They were having a wedding there that day, which was wonderful... More 

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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a very comfortable ride in enclosed gondolas to the top of this 11,000 foot + Ajax Mountain aka Aspen Mountain to visitors. There are two main reasons to go into this gondola--beautiful views of Aspen and the surrounding mountains and valleys and to reach the top. As a summer visitor the real fun thing is to take the trail... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great experience. The ride up to the top of the mountain was great. The views of the area were awesome. Once we reached the top of the mountain. WOW! The views in all directions were amazing. They also have a nice area at the top were you can get lunch, or a beer or a glass of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is definitely worth the trip to take this very smooth and comfortable gondola up to the top of Aspen mountain! The views are spectacular and the food service restaurant at the top offers casual dining with great food. In the summer, catch a small chamber concert given by students at the Aspen Music School. The hills are alive with... More 

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we only had a day left in Aspen we got the 3-day pass. It's a bit of a no-brainer. The ride up and down were smooth with fantastic views. There are fun things to do at the top and the included $10-off food coupon is great for the restaurant. Of course, it is very expensive in the restaurant, so... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Silver Queen Gondola will take you to the top of Aspen Moutain ( Ajax Mountain for locals ). The ride is already a very pleasant experience - great views, good speed, but it wouldn't be this good without all kindness given out by the SkiCo staff. They are always smiling, directing guests very gently, making it even more attractive.... More 

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