If you want to summit a mountain, but do not want to huff-and-puff up a hiking trail to do so, this gondola ride provides a ... More
Silver Queen Gondola
If you want to summit a mountain, but do not want to huff-and-puff up a hiking trail to do so, this gondola ride provides a muscle-happy alternative. It silently glides above tall stands of pine and affords spectacular mountain views as it ascends to the summit of Ajax Mountain at 11,212 feet (3417 meters). The views from up top are stunning, especially during late July when the optic-amazing wildflowers bloom. Pack accordingly because the summit temperature will be cool.
Riding the gondola up the mountain in the summer is a great way to spend the day. We rode the gondola up, took tons of pictures, went on a hike with a naturalist, had lunch and enjoyed the music of a live band. It was one of the best days we had in Aspen.
We tried to get onto the Silver Queen Gondola this trip, however, we were informed that the Gondola was closed in mid-September for insepction for Winter Season. It is really a service for the ski season to get to the top of the mountain. Please call and check their schedule first before you get onto the trip. The combination fare of the Silver Queen Gondola and the Bus trip to Maroon Lake is $21/adult.