Goldbelt Tram
Goldbelt Tram
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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As Southeast Alaska’s only aerial tramway, the Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway takes you to 1,800 feet above sea level in just five minutes. On the way up, marvel at incredible views while listening to a narrated tour of the surroundings. At the top, you can embark on various hiking trails, check out the flora and fauna display at the Nature Center, watch an award-winning short film about Tlingit history and culture, and dine with a view at the restaurant. The tramway operates from April to October but the best time to visit is in June for stunning views of alpine meadows. – Tripadvisor
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Andrew Harvey
    Mount Gambier, Australia567 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must at least once
    Well worth the visit. Spectacular views and very few people when I visited. Go early. It is quite expensive at $50 but overall it is worth it. Great cafe with stunning views and good beer. Interesting and informative film to watch
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 3, 2023
  • Rita G
    Brenham, Texas214 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just ok
    It was a steep fee of $50 for the ride up. Since there were 4 cruise ships in port, the wait time was over 35 minutes. Watched the film at the top and then headed back, to wait again for over 21 minutes. It's all good but the price should be $30 and not $50. Been there, done that.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 18, 2023
  • Madonna O
    Lake Worth, Florida20 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Goldbelt Tram
    Had time to kill after our whale watching tour. Debated Tram or Mendhall glacier. Did the Tram because we were going to be going through glacier bay on our cruise. The tram was a cool experience. It was beautiful up there. We went mid may and lots of snow up there still. It is food for kids, but I wouldn't walk the whole trail with them cause it's a little dangerous, especially if you don't have the right shoes on.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 20, 2023
  • Tammy L
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overpriced tram ride
    A couple beautiful views but overpriced. At $50 a person this is the one thing I would’ve left out.we did a small hike . There are no rails or fencing . I’m glad I did not have small children with me or I would have been a nervous wreck.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 18, 2023
  • Dave S
    Omaha, Nebraska200 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Views are worth it
    Riding the tram is one of those things everyone does in Juneau. We had a beautiful day so the views were great looking down on the cruise ships and the city. It took surprisingly long to get on the tram at the bottom and at the top. Only two cars run opposite each other unlike other teams we have taken. The views are definitely worth the ride. However, it is hard to see while in the car because everyone s crammed in like cattle. We did eat at the top but the food was average. We did not stay very long at the top as there was not much to do unless you are taking one of the hiking trails back down. It took us about as long to get back down as it did to get up.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 24, 2023
  • Abby
    Wellington, New Zealand91 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very overpriced
    I decided to go on the tram to fill in time before a shore excursion and found it very underwhelming. I wasn't expecting to be crammed in like sardines with no room to move and that also made it difficult to see the view and take any photos. Once I got to the top it was very confusing which way I could go to walk around. There weren't any signs around and it wasn't until I went over to another building that I finally found a map showing the different trails. When I was there it was pretty muddy so I could only go so far. The views from the top were definitely beautiful but other than that there wasn't much to do. The line to get the tram back down was fairly long but the trams go every ten minutes so the wait wasn't too bad.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 27, 2023
  • Deanna C
    Calgary, Canada65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous views! Fabulous flowers!
    Fabulous views! Amazing flowers! Wish we'd had time to hike all the way up to the top - other folks coming down saw Mountain goats up there. Alas we had to catch the tram down b4 closing. Need to come back another time in the morning!!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Sue S
    Lafayette, Indiana53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views of Juneau
    This was a great way to see some amazing views of Juneau, as well as hike to take in even more spectacular views. When you get to the top of the tram, follow the Mt. Roberts Loop Trail, then when it splits off, continue climbing the mountain. We followed the trail to a cross along the mountainside. You could go further if you wanted, but we turned back here. There were mosquitos, so take bug repellant. I would consider this a moderate hike.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 11, 2023
  • AlexJ262
    Urafirth, United Kingdom1,211 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Expensive Must-Do
    I think most visitors to Juneau do the Goldbelt Tram, it had been on my bucket list for a long time and there was no way I was going to miss it out during my visit to Juneau. It is extremely expensive for what it is - $50 for a day pass and I doubt many people use it more than once in a day. The journey takes about 5 minutes, if that, and the views of the city and docks are impressive. At the top, there is a really interesting film on Tinglit culture, a pretty standard gift shop and a restaurant/ bar which offers great views over Juneau. There are trails but the information on them was pretty limited. All in all, it was a decent experience. One of those things you should do once in your life!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 16, 2023
  • Mark
    Minneapolis, Minnesota7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gondola ride in Juneau
    The gondola ride was right across the street from our cruise ship. We purchase our tickets at their location without any wait and the ride up the mountain was stunning. Once we reached the top the view was beautiful and we could explore and see for miles around:
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 17, 2023
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siobhanrosslare
Wexford, Ireland57 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Went to pay and as I left my wallet on my cruise ship with my cards I was using GPay on my mobile .I went to tap and it would not work .I asked could I try again still did not work despite just having used it to book a tour literally minutes before . The girl taking payment gave no assistance no banter chat ,like let me try basically she was monosymbolic.I asked if I could book on line thinking I could use my cards to book .She referred me to a bar code on a sign . I went to download but I did not have internet. I went back to the cashier and asked for internet which I presumed would be available at a major tourist attraction . No internet provided. I was going to give up when I thought I would go to the other cashier.I tried again to use G Pay and was successful . I said to the young girl that there must have been a fault with their system . Instead of saying maybe ,yes I don't know she argued with me that any fault would show up on their system . I merely said that I had been using this method of payment all day in a factual manner . I was not hostile merely stating a fact . She then suddenly turned and said I had been very rude to her colleague and basically said my behavior was unacceptable. I had not raised my voice basically said anything to her colleague except to try my phone again and could I book on line .
I said to the girl that they could have been more helpful and maybe offered their phone so I could have used it as a hot spot to get internet .She informed me she did not have a phone .
I then asked for a refund and to speak to the manager.
I found this whole incident upsetting and marred a very nice day .
This all came down to a lack of training and employing people who can interact with the public .No assistance was offered . A few times I had this situation at home and the cashier has lifted up the terminal,took my phone to try and generally interacted and offered assistance to a pensioner .
Written June 7, 2022
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,953 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Whilst the views from the top are worthwhile the cable car is very expensive at 45 USD for no more than a 5 minute ride. If you are feeling energetic a better bet is to walk up. It's quite steep but a well defined track so not too difficult and takes about an hour. If you then spend 20 USD in the bar, casual restaurant or gift shop you can then ride down for free.
Written July 3, 2022
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R W
Dahlonega, GA395 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The tram ride itself was average compared to other trams I have ridden. It goes up to the top of the mountain where you can experience awesome views, a little museum and a huge gift shop as well as an overpriced restaurant that was not good at all. It was slightly interesting but not a good value for my money. You can find other locations with similar views for much less money.
Written June 18, 2022
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oregonbeach
Keizer, OR414 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Business
The tram is (or was) one price for a day, and take as many trips up and down the mountain as you want. On the way up you may spy an eagle’s nest! At the top you’ll find trails, a visitor’s center, coffee shop, theater with history of the area and people. Walking trails and beautiful views. It’s worth your time.
Written February 17, 2020
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Piranha44
Holt, MI830 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
The Tram takes you up Mt. Roberts, where there is a gift shop and a restaurant. While we were there, the raptor exhibit was closed. They show a history movie in the auditorium. A few walking trails to go on. The Tram itself is good. Was not happy to see they raised the price from $25 to $45 per person. It's something to do, but I wouldn't call it a must-see.
Written December 19, 2022
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Jayne S
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Snow at the top of the mountain on our visit in May and it snowed. Fab views from the top.
Highlight for me was the talk in the theatre by a lovely native American man about 2 spirits. I was enthralled, he spoke with such passion and told a fabulous story, interjecting with his tamborine. Well worth sitting in on if you go up on the tram.
The souvenir shop was very good value too.
We did'nt eat in the cafe but it smelt realy good and was quite busy.
Written July 14, 2022
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George S
Belleville, IL209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Go from Sea Level to 1800 feet in a 30 passenger gondola car like they have at ski resorts. Once at the top the view is breathtaking. It was end of season so one of the gift shops was closing down and had things at a discount. The other was in full swing. There is a restaurant but friends of ours told us not to eat anything off the cruise ship do to a local bug. There are also some nice hiking trails that will take you to a higher elevation.
Written September 8, 2022
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William B
Ocala, FL74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Amazing Trip from Sea Level to the Lodge atop Mount Roberts at 1,800 above overlooking the front range and sea over Juneau. Cost is $35 (2022) for adults, kids less as usual; no discounts for seniors or veterans. Incredible views over the mountains and sea plus access to hiking trails to get back down.
Trails were closed" on day we took it as the Grizzly Bears were mating in the meadow the trail crossed about a mile below. Three hikers wanted to argue with Ranger, "We have bear bells" one insisted. Ranger explained the 'bear bells' were dinner bells to Grizzly Bears. They were from somewhere back east from their accents; obviously unused to hiking in mountains.
Lodge has meals but unfortunately for us nothing really Gluten Free. "Working on it" waitress said. So we had hot cocoa and our own trail bars. Gift shop we didn't venture into so no review.
Well worth the $35 per person cost. Weather may change your trip or make it not possible. But it is great on a sunny clear day. We virtually walked on both at the bottom and at the top. That changes based on ship arrival and crowds. All normal.
Written June 30, 2022
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Lori
San Ramon, CA6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Though the views are definitely spectacular, I couldn't see them on the way up or down in the tram because of the amount of people they packed into the car. It was ridiculous! Nobody would let me inch up to the window and I'm not very tall, so it was a major disappointment. The view from the top is beautiful IF it's not cloudy, which it is a lot in this location. The walk on the trail is really nice EXCEPT for the huge Christian CROSS at the overlook. Seems like you can't go anywhere without politics or religion in your face any more. Now, I see they've raised the price to a whopping $50 so definitely won't be doing this again when we cruise next month. Once is enough, and heck, I'm thinking at that exorbitant price, one might pass on this five-minute sardine-packed zip line and find a better way to enjoy a longer activity somewhere else. Alaska is expensive no matter where you go - I have been five times to many locations, and found that renting a car in Ketchikan & Juneau is a fantastically less expensive way to see the sights that are easily accessible by car, and that also allows you to be on your own schedule and visit restaurants or places where the locals go instead of being dumped en masse with 4,999 other cruisers. A quick internet search for "things to do in Juneau" will reveal many places you can visit during your time there.
Written March 6, 2023
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AlexJ262
Urafirth, UK1,211 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
I think most visitors to Juneau do the Goldbelt Tram, it had been on my bucket list for a long time and there was no way I was going to miss it out during my visit to Juneau.
It is extremely expensive for what it is - $50 for a day pass and I doubt many people use it more than once in a day.
The journey takes about 5 minutes, if that, and the views of the city and docks are impressive.
At the top, there is a really interesting film on Tinglit culture, a pretty standard gift shop and a restaurant/ bar which offers great views over Juneau.
There are trails but the information on them was pretty limited.
All in all, it was a decent experience. One of those things you should do once in your life!
Written July 17, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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