Silver Queen Gondola
- Type: Recreation, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
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The Silver Queen Gondola travels two and a half miles from the heart of town to the 11,000-foot-high mountain summit. Once you reach the top, there are plenty of opportunities to hike, dine and even take in some live music. Although recent travelers agree that the view is worth the drive, some say that gondola tickets are as steep as its incline. As one TripAdvisor user puts it: "You can see the whole valley of Aspen on the gondola. It is an expensive ride though."
You can catch the Silver Queen Gondola from downtown Aspen, although hours of operation vary depending on the season (you'll find more live music and better hiking conditions if you go in the summer). Daily passes cost $24, or you can combine your gondola ride with a Maroon Bells bus tour for an extra $2. For more information, check out the gondola website.