NileGuide Expert Says:
Beautiful alpine scenery and a great place to take visitors coming from lower altitudes who may not be able to deal with thin-air hiking just yet.
Durant Street & South Hunter Street
(behind Ajax Tavern)
Aspen, CO 81611
tel: +1 970 925 1220 / +1 800 525 6200 (Toll free)
fax: +1 970 300 7056
Summer is every bit as beautiful as winter in Aspen and the Silver Queen Gondola lets you see it all from the 11,212 ft. summit of Ajax Mountain. This relaxing lift ride takes you above the piney forest below to gorgeous alpine meadows, where wildflower season in late July is a photographer's dream. The Gondola is ideal for those who want to see the high altitude scenery but don't want to fizzle out their legs hiking thousands of vertical feet to do so.