Estes Park Aerial Tramway
Estes Park Aerial Tramway
4.5
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This property is temporarily closed. 2022 Season May 28, 2022 through September 5, 2022, We are open every day. September 6, 2022 through September 25, 2022, We are open only on Saturday and Sundays.
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Taylor M
Huntsville, TX60 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We made the mistake of waiting in line not realizing how long it would take. It was hot and despite looking in their shop, we could find no water or other amenities. Upon boarding to gondola and reaching the top it was not worth the wait as we had kinda lost our desire to hike too far beyond the gondola area.
Written August 18, 2022
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Kelly B
Iowa4,350 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
We waited in line about an hour before it was our turn to board. There’s only two tram cars, which fit approximately 9 or 10 people, so it’s slow moving. Because of that, I wouldn’t recommend doing this unless you have several days in the area. It is time consuming.

The actual ride is only about 3 minutes. I’m scared of heights, so I really didn’t care for the ride up. The ride back down wasn’t as bad. We went on a mostly windless day, so the tram car didn’t rock.

The view from the top is very nice. You can also buy a bag of peanuts for $3, and feed the chipmunks. Some will take the nut right out of your hand.

We only had to wait about 10 minutes for the ride back down.
Written July 26, 2022
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gaye w
Denver, CO12 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
I have been coming to Estes Park for many years and finally rode the Tram up the mountain. It was fantastic! The views are spectacular and there are hiking paths at the top for everyone. The ride was quick and the operator is knowledgeable about the area
Written September 4, 2021
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Abby S
Frisco, TX25 contributions
Jun 2021
We took the tram around 4:30 pm after waiting for about 20-30 minutes. The wait was somewhat longer due to the long line and also since there were only 2 cable cars that moved on a timed schedule. The ride up was very scenic and smooth, and our group of 8 was able to ride together alone. At the top, the views were amazing!!! We walked around a bit on the deck and checked out the small gift shop and cafe. There is are some rocks you can climb up to see more of Estes Park/ The Rockies, and the views from there were even more beautiful than expected! Be sure to make and save time to come down, because there is a line waiting to come down the mountain as well. The wait was somewhat long, but the views and picture opportunities made it 100% worth it!
Written July 4, 2021
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JenHen2003
Dallas, TX334 contributions
Jun 2021
I was the mom who made her family of 5 wait in line to go up the tramway in the rain. No chipmunks. 76$ down the drain. And whiny wet kids. Don't be me. To be fair, it was raining the whole time. If it's raining at all, do not do this. If it's a beautiful day, and you really want to wait in a long line to go up a small gondola to look back on Estes Park, then ok. But if you are going into Rocky Mountain National Park, you're going to drive up bigger mountains with better views, and it will cost you a lot less. And you can feed the chipmunks at the pull out at the Estes Park entrance sign on the way into or out of town (and that is free).
Written July 5, 2021
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Alp186
102 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Our family all enjoyed the aerial tramway. Our oldest son is afraid of heights so he was hesitant at first but he was fine on the tram as long as he didn’t look down while moving. Staff were very friendly. We arrived at 8:40 and there were already 4 people in line. By the time they opened at 9:00, there were probably 20 people in line. They no longer take reservations so make sure your entire group is with you when you arrive.
Written June 18, 2021
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djoann958
Hummelstown, PA71 contributions
Jul 2022
We went to ride the tram in the late morning and the line was long, so we went back a few hours later and the wait was much shorter. The tram is close to town so it wasn't an inconvenience to go back. I am afraid of heights so the tram ride was a little scary for me. They only have 2 trams so that is why the wait can be long at times. The view at the top is amazing. We had to wait a bit for the ride down, but it wasn't too bad.
Written July 25, 2022
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Jenni C
14 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
We got there around 3ish on a Monday and waited about 45 minutes to ride. There are 2 trams that carry approximately 9-10 riders at a time and arrive approximately every 5 minutes. The ride was surprisingly smooth. The observation deck at the top provided stunning views with enough room for exploring. The staff was helpful and pleasant!
Written June 25, 2021
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Family_Travelers_37
Monticello, IL8 contributions
Jun 2022
Get over any height issues you may have so you don't miss out on this stop. The 360 degree views are spectacular. Plan to have a seat on a boulder and just breathe.
We arrived later in the day (4ish) to avoid the crowds and potential line. Once most of the visitors had left the chipmunks started popping out and would come up to us to see if we had anything to offer. It was obvious that they were accustomed to visitors. What a delightful surprise.
Written June 18, 2022
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RYC88
Centreville, VA1,266 contributions
Jun 2022
The tram is not that high or long, but it does have a long history as a tourist attraction, so it's kind of fun to do the ride. There is a long wait, as there are only two cars, one going up while the other comes down, and the space is limited to around 10 people per car. The view is nice from the top, but there's really not anything great to look at in downtown Estes Park. If you are not going to RMNP, this is a good thing for the kids, but you can skip it if you are going to the park.
Written July 8, 2022
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