Scenic Gondola Ride
Enjoy panoramas of the continental divide sprinkled with wild flowers and a bird’s eye view of The River Run Village. The covered gondola will slowly take you up the mountain side as you watch the skyline pass by. The first peak you will come to is Dercum Mountain at 11,640’; stop and check out the views before you explore the peak or go off to hike.
From Dercum Mountain you can see where the ski runs lye in the winter on North Peak. A viewing deck and picnic area also greet you directly across from the gondola; don’t forget your camera as this is wonderful spot for a photo. Look to the West and you will see clear to Lake Dillon. The Summit House Dining and Warming Area await you there with refreshments if you would like to stay a while.
Gondola and restaurant operations are seasonal
Winter: November 1 – April 20.
Summer/Fall: June 12 – September 20
Scenic Gondola Ride:
Children age 5-12- $12
4 Years and Under- Free
Scenic Gondola Ride and Lunch at the Summit House
-Purchase price includes $10 vouchers for food and beverages
Children age 5-12- $20
4 years and under are free
Tickets are available at the guest services office. The office is conveniently located beside the gondola in the River Run Village. Dinner reservations are required at the Alpenglow Stube and Der Fondue Chessel and include gondola ride. Call 970.494.4FUN
On Mountain Dining
With a dinner reservation, another gondola ride overlooking the backside of Dercum Mountain takes you to North Peak. At your final destination you will find Der Fondue Chessel, Bavarian themed restaurant. The star of the evening is the four course meal including traditional Swiss style cheese fondue, salad, Raclette course, and chocolate fondue. Each course is a hands on experience, after dipping your first fondue course, use the table top Raclette grills to prepare your choice of two meats. Vegetarian options are available. The open bench style seating will have your party in a sharing mood, so be sure to order each of the options and have a taste of everything.
Summer dates of operation for dinner reservations:
June 12, 19, 25 & 26
July 2-5, 9, 12, 16, 17, 19, 23, 24, 26, 30 & 31
August 2, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 20, 21, 23, 27-30
September 3 & 4
From the West (I70, Dillon, Silverthorne)
Travel East on US HWY 6 approximately 7 miles. Turn right into the River Run Village onto East Keystone Rd. Take the immediate left to park in the free Montezuma Parking Lot.
From the East (Loveland Pass, East Keystone)
Travel West on US HWY 6. Turn left onto East Keystone Rd. Take the immediate left to park in the free Montezuma Parking Lot.