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!

Jackson Hole Aerial Tram, Teton Village, Wy

12 minutes is all it takes to make the 4,140-foot ascent to the “Top of the World” once you and the fam board Big Red, the affectionately named aerial tram at Jackson Hole. And as stunning as the views on the way up are, they’re only the beginning. Up top is where you can take it all in. We’re talking layered mountains and deep valleys that are hard to capture without a 360 option on your camera or device. Plus, you’ll find plenty of hiking trails that weave in and out of mountain wildflower fields. End your day at Corbet’s Cabin with a fresh-topped gourmet waffle before heading down and you can say you did it all at the top of the world.


photo: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’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