Snowbowl Scenic Gondola
Experience a different side of Arizona.
There’s more to Arizona than desert. On the Arizona Gondola at Snowbowl, experience the full range of what the Grand Canyon State has to offer from the top of the San Francisco Peaks, with stunning views of six major biomes spanning from desert to alpine tundra. From north to south, see some the most iconic locations in the Southwest – the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and the red rock formations of Sedona – from a brand new perspective. As you travel from 9,500 feet (2896 meters) all the way up to the summit elevation at 11,500 feet (3505 meters), you’ll find yourself immersed in a place worlds apart from where you started. Experience a different side of Arizona – this is Arizona, elevated.
Hours of Operation:
- September 3 to 26: Fri-Sun 10am-4pm.
- October – Late October: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm and Sat-Sun 9am-4pm.
New! Special sunset gondola rides are offered Labor Day weekend and select weekends in October. Learn more and purchase tickets here.
Scenic Gondola Tickets
All tickets must be purchased online. 10am–12pm, 12–2pm, and 2–4pm sessions are offered during regular operations, and 9am-10am sessions are offered on select weekends. Pricing varies by day – for the best price, buy tickets early and get additional discounts when you select a morning session or midweek ticket. Kids 3 and under ride free!
Frequently Asked Questions
Summer at Snowbowl
How long is the gondola ride?
Can I ride on a chair instead of a cabin?
Can I use my season pass to ride the gondola?
Can I get off at the top of the Arizona Gondola?
Learn more about interpretive ranger programs here.
Please note that there is no access to the Humphreys Peak Trail or any surrounding trails in the area. Learn more about hiking trails here.
Can I enter the resort to buy food/drinks or shop the retail store?
Is there mountain biking at Snowbowl?
Changing Your Tickets
Q: How can I change my tickets?
Q: Can I share my credit with a friend or another family member?
Q: If I purchased a ticket, can I use that credit for something else?
Q: Where can I get answers for questions not on this list?
Terms and Safety Policies
All rides and attractions at are subject to closings and cancellations for weather or other conditions. Restrictions apply including, but not limited to, capacity constraints and other closures and height/weight/health restrictions.
All summer activities at Snowbowl including the scenic gondola are weather permitting. Rates are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Guest assumes the inherent risks associated with the operation of all rides and attractions and should read and obey all safety signage, instructions and rules. All guests are required to complete a Release of Liability Form before participating in any activities. For more information, including updated weather conditions and operating schedule, call (928) 779-1951.