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Scenic Chairlift

Family rides the scenic chairlift together up the Purgatory Express

this summer, ask about
2-for-1 scenic Chairlift rides!

Get yours at the Purgatory Ticket Office located in the Village Plaza

DETAILSSummer 2024

Also included in the summer day ticket
Summer 2024 DatesDaily: Sat, June 15 – Sun, August 18
Fri – Sun: August 23 – October 6
(Plus Labor Day, Monday, September 2)
Not offered in the winter
Ages3+ and at least 36″ tall
Hours10:00am – 4:30pm
Weather and conditions permitting. Day tickets not valid outside your purchased ticket time. This attractions closes a little earlier than operations due to the amount of time it takes to complete the activity.
  • Family riding down the scenic chairlift
  • The Purgatory Express lift during peak fall colors
  • Family rides up the scenic chairlift with Potato Hill in the background
  • Group of friends having fun on the scenic chairlift
  • Family enjoys the view heading down the scenic chairlift

Soak up Some Scenery

Peak fall colors cover the mountain looking down on Purgatory's base area

Scenic chairlift rides are a perfect way to bookend your visit to Purgatory Resort and the stunning San Juan Mountains. Unplug for a moment and inhale that fresh mountain air as you enjoy the breathtaking views that make this such a special place.

The fine print

  • Riders must be at least 3 years old and 36” tall.
  • All summer activities at Purgatory Resort are weather permitting.
  • Rates are subject to change at any time without prior notice.
  • All riders are required to complete a Release of Liability.
  • For more information, including updated weather conditions and operating schedule, call (970) 385-2168.

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