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Lutsen Mountain Tram

468 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, MN 55612
+1 800-360-7666
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An exhilarating aerial tram ride to a lofty view

We could hardly wait to board the gondola and take an exhilarating ride to the top of Moose... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bruce W
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Great views

We really enjoyed the tram. The views were awesome! It isn't for those who are squeamish about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brenda T
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You won't find a better vantage point from which to view the Sawtooth Mountains and Lake Superior's dramatic coastline. This aerial gondola is one of the North Shore's most popular attractions, taking you on a scenic ride to the top of Moose Mountain, rising 1,000 feet over Lake Superior. The gentle ride at treetop level is an experience not to be missed if you're visiting the North Shore, here's why: It's the only transportation of its kind in the Midwest: ruffed grouse, eagles, pine marten, deer, bear, timber wolves, and moose have all been spotted from the tram; ride over the cascading Poplar River and up Moose Mountain for unbelievable views of Lake Superior and the surrounding area. Stop at the Summit Chalet at Lutsen Mountains, a beautiful mountaintop chalet welcoming guests for gorgeous views, relaxation, or for lunch, snacks, and beverages. Inside and outside deck seating is available overlooking Lake Superior. The Summit Chalet at Lutsen Mountains also hosts our Summit Chalet weddings, our premier destination wedding facility. Enjoy the mountaintop hiking trails, scenic overlooks, and fresh air. The Mountain Tram makes Moose Mountain the most accessible year-round mountaintop destination in Mid-America.
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“great view” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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468 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, MN 55612
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We could hardly wait to board the gondola and take an exhilarating ride to the top of Moose Mountain. It did not disappoint. Loved the journey. Even waved to a family with small kids walking the trail below at one point. Expansive views of Lake...More

Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the tram. The views were awesome! It isn't for those who are squeamish about heights. It is a quiet, smooth ride. SO worth it!

Thank Brenda T
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the Summit Express and look forward to your next visit here with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in Lutsen to take a ride on the tram. This was our first time. It was beautiful. We stopped at the chalet at the top. This would be breathtaking in the fall.

Thank rkubesh
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The view is beautiful from the tram, you can see very far and you can see Lake Superior. It is best in the fall time, but great any time of year! You can get out and hike at the top and you don't have to...More

Thank joh07940
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a fantastic ride to go on - it takes about 10 minutes each way and the views on the way up and back are only out done by the views on top. it is a little pricey $20 per adult

Thank Mark M
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We took the Lutsen Mountain Tram at the end of our weekend visit to the North Shore and thought it would give us one last stunning overview of the fall colors. Not only is the tram ride massively overpriced, the view is nothing specular. There...More

1  Thank NorthernExpat
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, we apologize that you were not able to make it during our fall color season and that you missed the amazing view the Summit Express Gondola provides. We hope you are able to visit us...More

Reviewed 18 October 2016

We traveled here during the fall of 2016 and the Tram was a great way to get a wonderful view to see all the beautiful colors! The tram ride was a fun little ride and then the view at the top was absolutely worth it!...More

Thank MrsRosenow
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautiful view, and even better view when you get to the top! Tram is new, a great upgrade to the Caribou Resort.

Thank tow2atm
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. The Summit Express Gondola at Lutsen Mountains has been a great upgrade to our summer activities and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This was recommended to us by a friend and we're so glad we did it. The view is amazing staff was friendly. I think it would be a great thing to do any time of the year but fall was breathtaking and you can see...More

Thank mimi1971
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, fall is magical but the ride is spectacular all seasons. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 10 October 2016

We chose to take the gondola ride to the top of Lutsen Mountain to view the fall colors. Seniors pay $17.00 plus tax for the trip, adults pay $20, children 6-12 are $12 and under 6 are free. The view was breathtaking. There is a...More

Thank Sharon T
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we look forward to your next visit!

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JenGogh
How many people fit in the gondolas? is it a good fit for small children? We're a family of 6 with kids ranging from 3 to 11. Just trying to pull together a North Shore vacation. Thanks!
15 February 2017|
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Response from Amanda_LMC | Property representative |
Our Summit Express gondola accommodates up to 8 guests and is a great experience for those young and young at heart.
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Lisa N
how long is the ride
16 October 2016|
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Response from Amanda_LMC | Property representative |
Our Summit Express Gondola ride is set to 8-10 minutes each way in the summer and 3.5-5 minutes in the winter.
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TargetDude
Can dogs ride in the gondola and join us for lunch in a outdoor seating area? We have a very well behaved Old English Bulldogge.. Thank you kindly for your responses.. Dina
1 July 2016|
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Response from Shari427 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see any dogs up there nor did we see any signs you can't have them there either. The top area has grates you walk on to overlook so, they may not feel good on small paws. It's definitely worth calling first before... More
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