Open Air Gondola

The Open Air Gondola provides unobstructed views, great photo opportunities, and a chance to spot some of the abundant wildlife in the area.

Open Air Gondola Car with an Unobstructed View

Throughout the trip you’ll find friendly, informative guides/docents to take you on this journey of the Authentic West. Relax and spend some time here as our docents provide a lively narrative of the history of the railroad and this spectacular region. 

Remember to bring sunglasses, closed toed shoes and a hat. Dress in layers for all kinds of mountain weather. 


Free to all ticketed passengers

Car Options:

Click on any of the cars below for more information and to book online.

Parlor Car



Deluxe Car


Coach Car


Gondola Car – Open to All Passengers