The Estes Park Aerial Tramway in Colorado, which has safely transported
millions of visitors to the scenic 8,700-foot summit of Prospect
Mountain, opens its 51st season of operation on May 27. The tram, which
will operate daily through September 10, will take riders on a
four-minute ride 1,100 vertical feet up the mountain, gliding along up
to 200 feet above the mountainside.
Riders enjoy breathtaking views of the Estes Valley, Estes Lake and
Estes Park Village below and the surrounding mountain peaks, including
14,255-foot Longs Peak, the ranges of the Continental Divide and Rocky
Mountain National Park. Visitors can take in the scenery from the
observation deck and enjoy lunch or a snack at the deli. Others can
choose to hike the trails of Prospect Mountain, or bring a picnic and
enjoy an outdoor meal among the trees. Some couples even make the trip
to the top to get married.