Looking for a way to up your Minnesota fall color leaf hunting game? How about a gondola ride to the top of some of the state's highest elevations along the North Shore?

Minnesota's Lake Superior North Shore has been rated as one of the nation's top spots for fall colors. You can read more about that HERE.

Lutsen Mountain's Summit Express gondola is now whisking Minnesotans to the top of Moose Mountain for a one-of-a-kind view of Lake Superior and the surrounding color-covered landscape that only this ride can give you.

It's the only transportation of its kind in the Midwest: ruffed grouse, eagles, pine marten, deer, bear, timber wolves, and moose have all been spotted from the gondola; ride over the cascading Poplar River and up Moose Mountain for unbelievable views of Lake Superior and the surrounding area. It is easy to fall a little more in love with autumn every day, isn't it?! The treetops of the maples have been at peak the last two weeks. Now the color is starting to work down to the ground. Next up, the birch and aspen!

See the fall color progress: https://t.co/NvmOKeMBXX pic.twitter.com/jmWhjTClwC

— Visit Cook Cnty, MN (@CookCoVisitors) September 28, 2021

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While you're up on top of the Sawtooth Mountains, enjoy the offerings of the Summit Chalet, with gorgeous views, relaxation -- or for lunch, snacks, or a glass of wine. You can sit inside or outside while you take in the views of the lake and fall colors. You can grab a glass of wine when you get to the top at the Summit Chalet.

Lutsen's Fall 2022 Summit Express Gondola Rates

  • Adult (16+): $29
  • Child (6-15): $21
  • Senior (65+): $25
  • Tots (5 and under): FREE with paid adult
  • One-way tickets: Save $4/person. Ride up, then hike down via Superior Hiking Trail

The gondola will operate daily from 10 am to 5 pm through October 16th, then Thursday through Sunday October 20-23, ten Saturdays only 10/29, 11/5 and 11/12.

You can get more information about Lutsen's call color gondola rides HERE. Take lots of pics, and share with with us on our  app.

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