Riding the tram is well worth doing! Adults for $25 and kids for $15 isn't bad for the amazing experience you get in return. I'm scared of heights, so the "do one thing every day that scares you" requirement was well met. As you're going up, there's a tower at the top, and we thought the trip would end there, but it's the 1.5 mile span after the tower that is most dramatic. The scenery is absolutely beautiful. The experience is like flying, but without the hassle of an airport.Try to go at an off-peak time, because the cars can indeed be overcrowded. A position by the front window of the tram is ideal. Bring a windbreaker or jacket, because it will be a lot cooler and a lot more windy at the top than where you started. The views from the top are fantastic!
For the $20.00 per person you pay it’s ok but not great and if you are paying for more than two people I would not spend the money. My husband and I went in late October and the views were good but not spectacular. The weather was nice which made the time on the top good but the ride up and back is so much better than the views from the top. The one positive thing I can say is that it does give you a better perspective of how large this mountain is.