One mile scenic loop at the top of the gondola
Vista Nature Trail
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about the trail
The first half of the trail is on a wide gravel path that is handicap accessible. Here you will find picnic tables along the side of the trail, as well as views of the upper mountain. The second half of the trail is a dirt, single track trail that leads you through groves of aspen trees that spit you out occasionally to take in the extraordinary view of the valley. You'll see signs along the trail indicating different species of animals that call the mountain their home. Keep your eyes peeled and you might catch a glimpse of them.
Don't miss the Nature Den, open daily and located inside the lobby at the top of the gondola. This area provides an interpretive environmental exhibit and information on the area. Check it out before heading out on your hike.
To view gondola dates and hours of operation click the link below.
View Gondola Hours of Operation
If you hear a loud horn blast at the top of the gondola, it means that a thunderstorm is close by and the gondola will close soon. Please return as quickly as possible when you hear the horn if you want to ride down the gondola. Shuttles will be available to take you down the mountain after the gondola closes.