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Best Views in Jackson Hole: Aerial Tram and Gondola rides

It’s no secret that Jackson boasts some of the best views on earth. Between the majestic Teton mountain range, the national forest, the elk reserve, and the town of Jackson itself, there’s no shortage of scenery. Are you looking for the best view of all these beautiful sights? Luckily, Jackson Hole has an aerial tram and a gondola ascending to breathtaking heights and views. 

Aerial Tram

Located in Teton Village, the Aerial Tram (its official name) ascends 4,139 vertical feet to the top of Rendezvous Mountain. With a mere 12-minute ride, you can access world-class views, trail running, hiking, climbing, and most importantly, waffles. You read that right, waffles. Corbet’s Cabin boasts the “World’s Best Waffles at 10,450 feet.” Fresh made-to-order waffles are topped with delicious and unique flavors like brown sugar, Nutella, and peanut butter and bacon, making Corbet’s Cabin the perfect beginning or end to any outdoor adventure.

Speaking of outdoor adventure, the tram provides access to incredible hiking areas in both Grand Teton National Park and the national forest. Trails include Rock Springs Loop, Corbet’s Trail, Happy Hour Hike, and Cody Bowl. If you’re craving more than waffles and hiking, you can take a running leap with the tandem paragliding pilots at Jackson Hole Paragliding. 

What to know

  • Opening season: May 18 through October 6, 2024
  • Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tickets: Vary in price, but can be purchased at a 15% discount online.

Included with your ticket:

  • Sightseeing via the Aerial Tram
  • Sightseeing via the Bridger & Sweetwater Gondolas (June 15 - Sept. 8, 2024)
  • 360-degree views of the Tetons
  • Access to high-alpine hikes.
  • 10% off food at RPK3

Snow King Gondola 

For the best views of the Grand Tetons, the National Elk Reserve, and the town of Jackson, hop on the Snow King gondola for a beautiful view of the world. After ascending nearly 2000 feet, you’ll reach a 360-degree vista, with views all the way to Yellowstone National Park if you’re riding on a clear day. Once at the top, you can enjoy the views with a drink and a snack from Panorama House.

What to know

  • Opening season: May 24 through October 31, 2024
  • Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (or 8:00 pm, depending on season) Hours are subject to weather conditions
  • Anything else?: Each gondola holds eight people and the ride lasts approximately five minutes. Appropriate clothing and footwear is required. Tickets can be purchased here

To experience these outdoor wonders (and more!) come stay with us at Flat Creek Inn.

Breanne Kunz was raised in the Pacific Northwest but grew up spending summers in Idaho and frequently visiting Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park, and Yellowstone National Park. She is a wife and mom who likes to write and travel and wants to travel more. She fears heights but would ride to any height for waffles.

Glover, R. (2013). Aerial Tram [Photograph]. Flikr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/robglover/9546785844

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