Summit Express Gondola Ride at Lutsen Mountains

The Summit Express Gondola ride at Lutsen Mountains glides from summit to summit, offering views of some of Cook County’s most dramatic scenery – from the Poplar River Valley and the rugged north shore of Lake Superior to the surrounding peaks of the Sawtooth Mountains. You won’t find a better vantage point from which to take it all in. There’s a reason why this gondola ride is one of the North Shore’s most popular attractions.

People of all ages can enjoy this gentle, aerial ride. Climb in, soak up the view and watch the valley floor for wildlife. Previous riders have spotted northern favorites like moose, timber wolves, eagles and bears. Once you reach the summit, stop in the mountaintop Summit Chalet for a quick bite with a view. Take a stroll on the mountaintop hiking trails to the scenic overlooks and breathe in the fresh air.

In the fall the endless view of a healthy maple forest is the stuff dreams are made of. During the winter season, you don’t have to be skiing to go for a gondola ride, you can purchase a ticket just to take in the view. The spring is one of the best times to see the Poplar River raging. It’s a summertime favorite for the view of the big lake surrounded by wilderness. The Summit Express Gondola makes Moose Mountain the most accessible year-round mountaintop destination in Mid-America.

Whether you are a honeymooning couple, a lively family, a hiker or an art buff, the Summit Express gondola ride will give you a new perspective on Cook County.

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