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Crystal Mountain Scenic Gondola Ride

33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Crystal Mountain, Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98022-7938
+1 360-663-2265
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Well worth it!!

Do it!! at $23 for the gondola ride, well worth it... just sit in a chair when you get up there... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
karenpStLouis
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st louis
via mobile
Wonderful view...well worth it

This was our first opportunity to see Mt. Rainier up close and personal. The gondola ride allows... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sungroupie
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Florida
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The Mt. Rainier Gondola takes you to the top of Crystal Mountain where you'll find the best view of Mt. Rainier and the Summit House Restaurant. It's an experience unlike any other. On a clear day you can see 5 Northwest volcanoes. Each gondola seats up to 8 people and is a 12 minute ride each way. Open for sightseeing during the winter (Nov-April) and summer (June-Sept.). Schedule varies.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Crystal Mountain, Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98022-7938
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Do it!! at $23 for the gondola ride, well worth it... just sit in a chair when you get up there and marvel at the scenery..breathtaking! We also had lunch up at the top and it was very good and reasonable!!

Thank karenpStLouis
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our first opportunity to see Mt. Rainier up close and personal. The gondola ride allows one to see the mountain in all its glory. My wife was a little skittish about taking the ride up the mountain. But it was smooth and fast....More

Thank Sungroupie
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were in the gondola as a family of 6 and it was fairly hot with the sun. You get a tiny breeze through the top if the wind is blowing . We were sweating when we got out so the fresh air was definitely...More

Thank Britny H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We rode the Gondola up to have lunch and enjoy the view. It was so wonderful. We could see Mt. Adams and St. Helens, also.

Thank Cmulho1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed only one evening at the place. Yes, it's a bit dated but still worth the stay if you want to visit a ski lodge. We booked late before visiting Mount Rainier so we felt very lucky to get a place close to the...More

Thank Renee T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have more fun, bring a large group so you're all together in a Gondola, but either way, make it fun. The natural beauty should leave you speechless.

Thank John K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very smokey day. Fires in Canada were causing smoke in this area. It is clear now. Well worth the trip. Restaurant at the top. Patio with a view worth a million.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ride up was nice and the top was OK without much to do if the mountain isn't visible. At $23.00 per person, a bit pricey for what you get.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the gondola ride 4000 feet up. It really gives you a different perspective of the landscape. The 10 minute ride wasn't scary with just a bit of a jolt taking off and landing. The view of Mount Rainier is fantastic. There is a...More

Thank BiLLYiZME
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in the summer (July) and it was fantastic. Fires in British Columbia were just starting to cause a smoky layer, but the views were spectacular. Mt Rainier is so very close and the glacier looked wonderfully turquoise. The price may seem a bit...More

Thank Mrs H
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Siddhartha J
23 April 2017|
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Response from Dirk H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, can't help, check the website crystalmountainresort
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bubbis84
9 April 2017|
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Response from STEVE W | Reviewed this property |
dont know, you will have to contact the owner/operators directly
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Djackwilcox
17 July 2016|
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Response from Steve M |
top to parking lot, about 2 miles, no real trails down , service road and the ski slopes
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