To experience the many activities at Mount Roberts, a six-minute scenic ride aboard the Mount Roberts Tramway is the place to start. The tram takes guests up 2,000 feet to an alpine atmosphere where trails, a nature center, a theater, an observatory, a gift shop, and a bar and restaurant provide entertainment. The views from the Mount Roberts Tramway are breathtaking and include the Chilkat Mountains, Gastineau Channel, Douglas Island, and Silver Bow Basin.
At the top of Mt. Roberts Tramway, native handcrafted artwork, apparel, and souvenirs are available at the gift shop. Visitors to the Mountain House complex will find the Timberline Bar & Grill an enjoyable place to eat, as it features delicious selections of locally caught fresh seafood along with a full wine cellar.
Also at the complex, the Chilkat Theater provides a short film introducing visitors to southeast Alaskan history and culture from the point of view of native Tlingits. Visitors can also take a wildlife tour at the Nature Center and observe the live bald eagles in residence.
Along the walkways and trails are carved totems and native foods, artwork, and plenty of scenic opportunities for photography. The walkways and trails are clearly marked for self-guided walks and are accessible to visitors of all ages. Visitors can observe local wildlife, mountains, fjords, glaciers, and forests.
The tramway runs daily until 9 pm from May through September and tickets include unlimited rides all day; travelers are sure to enjoy the tram as one of the most family-friendly shore excursions available in Juneau.