Your tiny traveler has gone by boat, by plane and even by train. But by gondola? That’s an original that will earn her serious playground cred. After all, it’s not every day she gets to ride over rivers and rugged mountainscapes to find high altitude adventures like roller coasters, suspended slack lines and geyser-fueled splash pads. We found 12 awesome rides, so flip through to find your fave!

Silver Mountain Gondola, Kellogg, Id

At at 3.1 miles, it’s North America’s longest gondola ride. But that’s not the only reason to make the Idaho trek this summer. Your Little will dig the play structure at the top of the mountain, and there are some of the best mountain biking trails in the Northwest up top too. But the summer Ride & Dine is the perk that sets this gondola ride apart. Through September 1st families can board the gondola, take in all the views and then unload at the top where they can sit down to a delish BBQ meal and enjoy live music too. It’s what summer in the mountains is all about!


photo: Silver Mountain Gondola’s Facebook

Which one looks like fun to you? Have you ridden one of our picks? Tell others about it in a comment. 

— Allison Sutcliffe