Sunset Gondola Rides
Arizona sunsets like you’ve never seen them before.
The best sunsets in the world happen right here in the Grand Canyon State. And now, we’re offering the opportunity to experience the awe-inspiring spectacle of Arizona sunsets in a way you’ve never seen before. Ride the all-new Arizona Gondola from the base area at 9,500 feet (2896 meters) and travel up to over two miles above sea level at 11,500 feet (3505 meters). From the upper mountain, the thin air creates even more intense colors and the ultra-high vantage point allows you to bask in the golden hour glow from one of the most unique locations at the top of the state.
Before or after your ride, a special sunset menu will be offered from 4 pm to 8 pm at Agassiz Restaurant featuring distinctive, refined entrées, decadent desserts, and a handpicked wine list made for pairing.
Rides are offered on select weekends in October for fall leaf viewing. As fall sets in, expect cooler temperatures in the evening so be sure to dress accordingly.
Boarding begins at 4:30 PM and ends approximately 15 minutes before sunset, and the last ride down from the top will be approximately 15 minutes after sunset.
- Friday 10/1
- Saturday 10/2
- Friday 10/8
- Saturday 10/9
- Friday 10/15
- Saturday 10/16
Sunset Gondola Tickets
Prices start at $44 per person and limited quantities of tickets are available per day. We highly recommend booking in advance to secure your spot.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long does the ride last?
Q: How long can I stay at the top?
Q: How many people can ride in a cabin?
Q: What are temperatures like at the top?
Q: What time is sunset?
Sunset gondola rides begin during golden hour, the period before sunset when the light is softer and the colors become more vibrant. Factors such as cloud cover, humidity, and atmospheric haze will affect how the sunset looks each day, but colors are typically most intense around 15 to 30 minutes before actual sunset.
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.