The Goldbelt Tram is located just south of downtown Juneau, just steps off the cruise ship dock. The landscape unfolds before your eyes from towering peaks and emerald forests rise from the deep blue waters of the Gastineau Channel. The tram makes a six-minute ascend 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 move in unison, one up and one down.
The base 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. It 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.
The Goldbelt Tram is owned and operated by Goldbelt Incorporated, 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.
Nearby Attractions: Alaska Shirt Company, Trove, Alaska Fudge Company, Red Dog Saloon, Alaska Brewing Company and the Juneau Drug Store.