The Alyeska Aerial Tram

Girdwood, Alaska

Take the aerial tram at Hotel Alyeska to reach dizzying heights. At 2,300ft expect fantastic views to the surrounding valleys which are laced with hanging glaciers and endless peaks.

The seven-minute tram ride brings you to the top of Mount Alyeska, from where you can enjoy far-reaching views to the trails and countryside below. In the summer months, look out for moose and bears, as sightings are common.

This makes for a great picnic spot, but for those who prefer something a little more formal, the Glacier Express restaurant can be found here and offers delicious lunch options along with those all important panoramas. From here, embark on hiking trails or short walks and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Alternatively, visit the Round House Museum (free admission) for a spot of culture.

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