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Sunset Gondola Rides


Arizona Sunsets Like You’ve Never Seen 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 from 11,500′!

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.

*A Sunset Gondola Ride ticket allows for one round-trip gondola ride and you may unload at the top terminal.

Sunset Gondola Rides are no longer available for the 2023 summer season.

Sunset Gondola + Dinner Package

Kick back and relax with us before or after your Sunset Gondola Ride and enjoy a tasty meal at Agassiz Lodge! Save more on your mountain meal when you purchase the ride and dinner package online and in advance.

Dinner Menu

New York Strip Steak

16 oz. New York Strip | Red Skinned Mashed Potatoes | Grilled Asparagus | Brown Gravy | Blue Cheese Butter

Southwest Pork Chops

Two 6 oz. Pork Chops | Red Skinned Mashed Potatoes | Sautéed Brussel Sprouts | Brown Gravy | Garnished with Bacon Jam

Vegetarian Pasta

Olives | Artichokes | Spinach | Sun-Dried Tomatoes | Herb-Infused Olive Oil | Linguine Pasta | Garlic Toast | Add Salmon or Grilled Chicken

Sunset Gondola Rides and Sunset Dinners are no longer available for the 2023 summer season.

How long does the ride last?

Each one-way ride is approximately 10-15 minutes. At the top, you’ll be able to get off the gondola and view the sunset from the upper mountain.

How long can I stay at the top?

After you arrive at the top, you can stay for as long as you’d like until 15 minutes after sunset

How many people can ride in a cabin?

Each gondola cabin accommodates up to eight riders per group.

What are temperatures like at the top?

Temperatures can be as much as 20 degrees lower at 11,500 feet than in Flagstaff and can drop quickly around sunset. We recommend bringing an extra layer, especially if you’re planning to spend more time at the top.

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.

How can I change my tickets?

You can change your tickets anytime up to midnight (11:59 p.m MST) the night before your visit. Simply email [email protected] before the change deadline and our team will be happy to assist. All requests are processed based on the time the email is sent. If sent within 48 hours after purchase and up until midnight before the ticket is valid, you’ll be eligible for a full refund. If sent after 48 hours of purchase and up until midnight the ticket is valid, you’ll receive a resort credit for the value of your tickets that may be applied to future purchases (expires April 30, 2024). Requests submitted on the day of or after your ticket is valid cannot be honored, and your purchase costs will be forfeited.

Can I share my credit with a friend or another family member?

Yes! You can use your credit for yourself or anyone else.

If I purchased a lift ticket, can I use that credit for something else?

You can apply your credit to summer tickets, summer activities, dining, retail, or winter lift tickets.

Can I apply my credit to a future season?

All credits must be used by April 30, 2024. If you are unable to use or share your credit by that time, your purchase costs will be forfeited.

What is the weather/refund policy?

Weather in the mountains can change quickly and unexpectedly; this includes but is not restricted to lightning, hail, and below-freezing temperatures. Our operations team follows a strict inclement weather protocol with both guest and employee safety as their top priority.

While we do not offer a refund on tickets, we do make your purchase risk free by assuring that if we suspend operations for more than 30 minutes due to weather in the area, you will receive a resort credit for any unused tickets to come back at a later date this season.

All members of your party must be present with their proof of unused tickets. Receiving a resort credit will forfeit the rest of your day’s visit. Once the lift and/or attractions reopen, distribution of resort credits will cease.

All rides and attractions 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. 

Where can I get answers for questions not on this list?

Please send us an email at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to answer any other questions you have!

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