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Crystal Mountain Scenic Gondola Ride

33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Crystal Mountain, Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98022-7938
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Feeling like your on top of the world.

The ride up are fields of wild flowers and wildlife. The suspense builds as you travel up and up... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dennis E
Great tourist attraction

I mostly ski here and view the gondola as an efficient comfortable source of up-hill... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Howie C
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The Mt. Rainier Gondola takes you to the top of Crystal Mountain where you'll find the best view of Mt. Rainier and the Summit House Restaurant. It's an experience unlike any other. On a clear day you can see 5 Northwest volcanoes. Each gondola seats up to 8 people and is a 12 minute ride each way. Open for sightseeing during the winter (Nov-April) and summer (June-Sept.). Schedule varies.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Crystal Mountain, Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98022-7938
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"amazing views"
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"enjoy the view"
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"a bit pricey"
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"gift shop"
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"well worth the trip"
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"take your breath away"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The ride up are fields of wild flowers and wildlife. The suspense builds as you travel up and up, then smack dap in front of you is Mount Rainier. It is so beautiful it doesn't look real. The Alpine firs fill your lungs and memories...More

Thank Dennis E
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I mostly ski here and view the gondola as an efficient comfortable source of up-hill transportation. Totally worth it for tourists on a clear day because of the in-your-face views of Mt. Rainier not otherwise easily accessible.

Thank Howie C
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

I visited this place recently. Though it was April yet I witnessed snowfall. The place looked beautiful. It was covered with snow. It was buzzing with activity as a lot of people had come for skiing and snowboarding. The gondola ride to the top offered...More

Thank sonraj
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Had a blast on slopes and took in the amazing views! Nice resort and very well maintained. Enjoyed our trip!

Thank gypsytraveler82
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We stumbled upon the Gondola Ride on a March afternoon because all of the other roads to view Mount Rainier were closed. The price for the ride was a little steep at $23 per person, but the snowy mountain view was spectacular. The top of...More

Thank Dave-in-Iowa
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

We rode up in the Crystal Mountain Gondola on March 7th, 2018. The mountain had fresh snow from a storm a few days prior. The view was just breath taking. Luckily the mountain is in a slow season right now so we didn't wait for...More

1  Thank Tory A
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

During the winter most of the people riding the Gondola will be skiers and snowboarders. But on a clear day it's definitely a way to see Mt. Rainier from a beautiful vantage point. There are chairs outside so you can have a drink while enjoying...More

Thank Alec D
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We loved the view like most gondolas. When you get to the top it is very nice, you can see Mt. Rainier right there, has a restaurant and a shop and a place with chairs to enjoy the view! We loved it, but pricey!

Thank nabeab
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We camped at Rainier and went to Crystal a Mountain one day. It was so great to be able to take our golden up the gondola with us! The folks that work there e helping in "encouraging" him to hop aboard. It took a few...More

1  Thank tlawish
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We rode the Gondola up to have lunch and enjoy the view. The ride goes up and down smoothly and the view is worth much more then what you are paying for! The gondola goes up more than 5000 feet and as soon as you...More

Thank Charlie P
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Susan L
7 April 2018|
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Response from Tory A | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is. Go to Crystal Mountain Website. it is pretty easy to navigate
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Penny W
5 September 2017|
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Response from wearymom3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can hike up and then ride the gondola down. You can purchase tickets in the gift shop located under the restaurant.
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