Silver Queen Gondola
- Type: Recreation, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
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The Silver Queen Gondola travels 2½ miles from the heart of Aspen to the 11,000-foot-high summit of Aspen Mountain. Once you reach the top, there are plenty of opportunities to hike, dine and even take in some live music. Despite the promise of a fantastic view, some travelers say that gondola tickets are as steep as the incline. Daily passes cost $23 for adults and teens and $9 for children ages 4 to 12.
Despite the relatively high prices, most travelers agree that a ride on the Silver Queen Gondola is a must for summer visitors to Aspen. "Words are not going to give the views justice," one TripAdvisor user wrote. "The only thing I would warn is that if you have a person with you who is even slightly afraid of heights, do not take them on this!"
The ride up the mountain takes approximately 20 minutes; once you reach the summit, you'll find a full-service restaurant, several hiking trails and a variety of outdoor activities (including guided nature walks offered by the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies). You can catch the Silver Queen Gondola from downtown Aspen between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. every day from June through September. For more information, check out the gondola website.
Nearby Things To Do
Wheeler Opera House<0.5 miles away
John Denver Sanctuary0.5 miles away
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies0.5 miles away
The Little Nell<0.5 miles away
The St. Regis Aspen Resort<0.5 miles away
Sky Hotel, A Kimpton Hotel<0.5 miles away