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Lutsen Mountain Tram

467 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, MN 55612
+1 800-360-7666
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Wonderful view

We had not planned to ride the tram, but decided to do this at last minute. What a fun time we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lake City, Minnesota

The views of fall color over the mountains were amazing on the tram ride! The folks at the top and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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You won't find a better vantage point from which to view the Sawtooth Mountains and Lake Superior's dramatic coastline. This aerial gondola is one of the North Shore's most popular attractions, taking you on a scenic ride to the top of Moose Mountain, rising 1,000 feet over Lake Superior. The gentle ride at treetop level is an experience not to be missed if you're visiting the North Shore! Stop at the Summit Chalet at Lutsen Mountains, a beautiful mountaintop chalet welcoming guests for gorgeous views, relaxation, or for lunch, snacks, and beverages. Inside and outside deck seating is available overlooking Lake Superior. The Summit Chalet at Lutsen Mountains also hosts our Summit Chalet weddings, our premier destination wedding facility. Enjoy the mountaintop hiking trails, scenic overlooks, and fresh air. The Mountain Tram makes Moose Mountain the most accessible year-round mountaintop destination in Mid-America.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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“fall colors” (18 reviews)
“great view” (11 reviews)
“fun ride” (7 reviews)
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467 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, MN 55612
+1 800-360-7666
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Reviewed yesterday

We had not planned to ride the tram, but decided to do this at last minute. What a fun time we had. The views are incredible. Loved the water sounds below us as we were enjoying the ride. The lodge is also wonderful. The staff...More

Thank miburns66
Reviewed 2 days ago

The views of fall color over the mountains were amazing on the tram ride! The folks at the top and bottom were friendly and helpful. The hiking to the outlook view areas at the top was fantastic!

Thank Georgesec
Reviewed 1 week ago

had NOT planned on riding tram...locals told me to do it. Very happy I went up! overcast /rainy at first, sky cleared and colors POPPED. I am seriously debating on going skiing up there next March.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tram up to the lodge for a fall wedding. The view, all 360 degrees of it, was phenomenal. The ride is extremely safe, fast and an amazing way to see the vast scenery

Thank asc1291
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love riding in the gondolas up the mountain. You have beautiful 360 degree views. They are comfortable and it's quick ride to the top of the mountain where there are even more breathtaking views of the beautiful fall leaves. Highly recommend.

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highlight of our trip to the North Shore during fall color season! Spectacular view. Completely accessible to my large electric wheelchair -- just drove right in easily. Staff helpful and friendly. Well worth the price.

Thank U2055OYjane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a bit under-awed by this experience. It made for a pricey afternoon...perhaps we would have enjoyed it more on a really beautiful clear-sky day. The moments of really beautiful views were quite brief and we saw things more lovely the next day, when...More

1  Thank Biz957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a little trouble talking my wife into this, but she thanked me for getting her convinced to go. The ride was very nice, smooth and safe, the Tram is only two years old now and we felt very comfortable on the ride. The...More

Thank Tom v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

People kept referring to this as the gondola which got me very confused. It's a great ride up the mountain though. You get to see the views of the side of the mountain going up. The changing of the colors along the side of the...More

Thank Deanna L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never skied Lutsen, but want to stop by since I was up that way. The leaves were starting to change so we decided to take the tram up the mountain. We could see all the trees changing color and it was a beautiful dat to...More

Thank Marsha K
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27 September 2017|
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Response from Karl E | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to see the nice fall colors as they are changing quickly.
14 August 2017|
Response from Ed L | Reviewed this property |
I'm not aware of any, but if you stop at Caribou Highlands (on your way to Lutsen Mountains.....you can get a coupon to save some $$$. Another way to save $$.....get the tram/slide combo. Makes the tram only $5.....very... More
14 February 2017|
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Response from Amanda_LMC | Property representative |
Our Summit Express gondola accommodates up to 8 guests and is a great experience for those young and young at heart.