The Goldbelt Tram is located just south of downtown Juneau, just steps off the cruise ship dock. The tram makes a six-minute ascent up Mount Roberts from the lower terminal to a height of about 1,800 feet. A restaurant, theater, and retail shop are located at the top of the tramway, as well as connections to trails leading both up and down the mountain.
The tram has two 60-passenger cabins, capable of a maximum uphill capacity of 1050 people per hour. Maximum speed is 2,000 ft/min (10 m/s; 23 mph). This type of tram is known as a double-reversible or “jig-back”. Both cabins are coupled to a common haul rope and they move in unison, one up and one down.
The base terminal of the tram is located on the cruise ship docks on South Franklin Street. The terminal building features a large main hall, ticket windows, loading platforms with waiting areas, offices, and maintenance facilities for the tram. The top terminal of the tram is located on a tower and has views of the City of Juneau and the Gastineau Channel, Douglas Island and the community of Douglas to the west, the Chilkat Mountain Range to the north, and Kupreanof Island to the South.
Soar to new heights in scenic adventure aboard Juneau’s top attraction.
Cars rise 1,800 feet from the cruise ship dock in downtown Juneau through the rain forest to the Mountain House, offering expansive, panoramic views of Juneau and Gastineau Channel. The Goldbelt Tram is one of the most vertical tramways in the world!
A Long History
Goldbelt Incorporated is an urban Alaska Native, for‐profit corporation headquartered in Juneau, Alaska, incorporated on January 4, 1974 as a result of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. Goldbelt is centered on tourism and mariculture which includes the Goldbelt Tram. Goldbelt seeks to honor and preserve the Tlingit culture – its history, art, dance, legends, and the traditions of its Alaska Native shareholders.