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Silver Queen Gondola

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Address: E Durant & S Hunter St, (behind Ajax Tavern), Aspen, CO 81611
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+1 970-925-1220
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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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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What do you do when you are afraid of high places?

I'm scared to death of high places. I get nervous when I climb a ladder. I didn't have a problem looking out of airplanes. But standing on the top floor of the Hancock Building or... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm scared to death of high places. I get nervous when I climb a ladder. I didn't have a problem looking out of airplanes. But standing on the top floor of the Hancock Building or the 66th floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago was frightful. Did I tell you how uneasy I felt climbing to the top of the... More 

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Effingham, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the gondolas to the top of Aspen Mountain. The views were stunning! We were there in December when the slopes were just opening and were able to watch several people skiing on the slopes below up. We had lunch at the top were there was a casual lodge-type restaurant and a souvenir shop. It was a real treat!

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

If you don't want to walk to the top the gondola is the way to go. 16 ish minutes to the top and some of the cars let you plug in your phone to stream music. Comfy and a beautiful ride. Highly recommend for non skiers and hikers to sight see.

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Carbondale, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Always a treat to enjoy the view on the gondola, it runs in the summer too. Typically starts running 10 to 15 minutes before the advertised time so get there early to squeeze a little extra out of your lift ticket.

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North platte nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Was totally worth going for the gondola ride. Adult sightseeing pass cost 32 $, ride was all closed and warm so we had no problem taking it with our 13 month old. Breathtaking views at mountain top , sun deck had decent food items available.Would definitely recommend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is an amazing trip up Mt. Aspen. You catch amazing views of the town and at the top you see amazing creation. Stop in the Sundeck for a great lunch as you soak in the view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Took the gondola up and sat for a spell in the lodge. Very nice and the views in the dining area are spectacular.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We reached at 3.55pm. 5minutes before they were closing the gondola rides. The staff waited for us to rush and get tickets so that we can make it up on the last gondola trip for the summer season. Really appreciate the staff accomodating us. The ride was great , we could see the fall colours and they views were great.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

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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