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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...more
Hours Today: 09:00 - 15:30
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Crystal Mountain, Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98022-7938
All reviews gondola ride mt rainier summit house amazing views picnic tables enjoy the view a bit pricey per person sunny day well worth the trip ski area parking lot take pictures hiking trails surrounding mountains take advantage in your face
I used the Mt. Rainier gondola during winter to enjoy the views from the summit of Crystal Mountain, and have lunch at the summit house. The ride was $24 roundtrip, and took about 12 minutes each way. At the top there are awesome views of...More
Don’t believe their report on their website. I spent a night yesterday with pretty much an inch of rain and they just say the snow level is “below “ the summit. It rained all night and the least they could do is tell the truth...More
The ride has breathtaking views. Really great!!! It us a must do thing.
It was quite busy since they had a running going on.
Unfortunately the fog didn't let us see Mount Rainier.
The food at the restaurant was also surprisingly good.
It is a...More
Make sure weather is clear & sunny to enjoy this ride and place. We went in some cloudy & rainy weather and couldn't enjoy the long range scene. We still enjoyed the place at top since it was covered with clouds. Restaurant at top is...More
Crystal Mountain is the premier ski area in the Northwest of the U.S. The gondola holds about 4-6 people and stops at the summit in about 7-8 minutes. Crystal Mt. has 360 degree views with a fantastic view of Mt. Rainier. There are some nice...More
My wife is scared to death of things like this and she did just fine. It is a smooth gondola ride, and you can ride up or down facing whatever direction you want if you're scared of heights. My wife did fine with it. The...More
The gondola ride to the Crystal Mountain summit is worth the expense in order to see the view of Mt. Rainier and other mountains in the area. This is one of those things that is rather expensive, but it often a 'one time opportunity'...don't miss...More