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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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Views spectacular! Takes you to the best skiing in North America. A must see and do while in Aspen. Fantastic pictures

Reviewed 3 April 2016
Shanna S
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Views spectacular! Takes you to the best skiing in North America. A must see and do while in Aspen. Fantastic pictures

Thank Shanna S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

Indescribable views; unforgettable experience! Just relax and enjoy the ride! I have only ridden the gondola during ski season, but I am sure it is wonderful anytime of year.

1 Thank Founddori
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

The view at the top of the mountain and during traveling in the silver queen gondola is priceless, beautiful, amazing, relaxing. Nice ride for the entire family, I love it!!

1 Thank VirginiaFerreir
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109 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Road on the Silver Queen 2 days. We had no wait. Car seems new and is comfortable. Takes you to the top.

Thank fairytalesinmotion
Fordland, Missouri
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough about the spectacular views and ride. I rode up on the Vail Gondola too, but this is a whole different level of beauty. It looks like the Swiss alps. Spend some time at the top just relaxing with a beer on the sun deck. Inside has huge Windows looking out over the mountains After you enjoy... More 

1 Thank MyHosmer35
Bristol, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Great gondola ride to Elk camp with amazing views. Staff are really helpful and when my son lost his ski pass, because we had taken a photo of it they replaced it with no fuss, just $5 for the replacement card.

Thank Lesleyllp
Bled, Slovenia
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53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We took the gondola ride in the Summer and it was absolutely beautiful!The views from it are amazing and it gets you all the way to the top where there's a nice restaurant and great views to the other side of the mountains.

1 Thank SaraK007
Santiago del Estero, Argentina
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48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Definitely worth visit if you are a skier boarder. And a must ride if you are not! Go all the way up the ajax mountain on the Gondola. Try to catch the red ones and plug you iPhone and enjoy your music during the ride.

Thank pdrolami
Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

The Silver Queen Gondala takes you to the top of Ajax Mountain - where the Sun Deck is situated. When reaching the top you get a breathtaking view of the entire area but in particular of Aspen Highlands and the Highlands Bowl. The Sun Deck Restaurant has a great variety of food and drink.

Thank Jon B
New Orleans, Louisiana
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

Went up (takes about 15 minutes one-way) to enjoy the view. Amazing, so glad we did it! Had a couple of drinks at the top, watching the skiers and snowboarders prepare to make their way down. No line to get on the gondola. Friendly staff. Loved that the gondola route is right over the skiers and snow boaders, so you... More 

1 Thank Jessica S

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