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Silver Queen Gondola

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Address: E Durant & S Hunter St, (behind Ajax Tavern), Aspen, CO 81611
Phone Number:
+1 970-925-1220
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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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Excellent ride.

The Gondola is perfect opportunity to size up the mountain and tighten your boots and check your gear, while making new friends.

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

The Gondola is perfect opportunity to size up the mountain and tighten your boots and check your gear, while making new friends.

Thank nellieslayden
Castle Pines, Colorado
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

The boarding station for Silver Queen Gondola is located right in the heart of Aspen, and takes you to the top of Aspen Mountain (Ajax to the locals), along the way seeing the town of Aspen drift away while you then enjoy amazing 360 degree views of the incredible Rocky Mountain surrounding the charming Sundeck restaurant and lounge at the... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

You get a very good view of the valley and the mountains. The gondola is very modern and comfortable.

Thank Dkazooman
Sterling, Virginia, Usa
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We didn't want to ski, but we wanted to see the views and area mountains from the top of Aspen mountain. The gondola ride was a great start. Your $32 non-skiing ticket includes a $10 credit at the restaurant on the top. Fantastic views!! Sit outside or inside. Soak in the scenery, the cool air, and spring sun. Food was... More 

1 Thank Mike W
Calgary, Canada
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We skied at Aspen and this is a great way to get up the mountain. Very comfortable. It was not a busy day and we never had more than four in a car at once (we rode it eight times that day...a big day as we skied over 30,000 feet that day!). But I think it would fit six. We... More 

1 Thank happyme_13
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is not a small gondola like Snowbird where I usually ski. This baby is a bit scary. you are going to be off the ground really far. Time stands still.

Thank Kim W
Greater Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The gondola at this mountain I a great way to start the day. The service was good and very helpful. Mountain hosts are helpful.

Thank Michael O
Austin, Texas
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We got on the gondola in the winter just to see the views. We were not skiing. It was amazing. Just going up and then back down was worth it. Definitely recommend trying it even if you aren't skiing. The views are just amazing.

1 Thank blncg
Chicago, Illinois
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2,756 reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

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 

2 Thank Taylor B
Effingham, Illinois
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

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!

Thank TJ7334

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