Natural Wonders At the Mount Roberts Tramway
Find nature, hiking trails and spectacular views atop Juneau’s guardian peak. Eagles, ravens, marmots, ptarmigan, Sitka Blacktail deer and the occasional bear are often spotted from the Mount Roberts Tramway and its upper observation platform. Miles of hiking trails, from easy to challenging, crisscross lush forests and sub-alpine meadows just a short stroll from the Mountain House recreation complex.
Features for Nature Lovers
Included with an all-day ticket on the Mount Roberts Tramway:
- Bear Viewing Platforms
Along the Mount Roberts Trail System, these platforms provide excellent and safe locations to view bears and other wildlife that feed on the slopes of Mount Roberts.
- Juneau Raptor Center Bald Eagle Display
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service issues permits for the care of injured birds and allows them to be displayed for educational purposes. Funds raised here go toward the care and eventual release of more than 200 birds annually.
- Native Plants and Alpine Flowers
Wildflowers bloom throughout the summer and into early fall. Local favorites include shooting star, geranium, chocolate lily, columbine, anemone and monkshood. The book Along the Mount Roberts Trail (available at www.raveneaglegifts.com) provides detailed photographs and information on the trees and plants found in the area.
- Mount Roberts Nature Center
Naturalists offer frequent deck talks and narrated slide presentations about nature and the natural history of Southeast Alaska. Walk on your own with a self-guided alpine audio tour or browse interpretive exhibits while sipping hot apple cider. A gift shop specializes in nature-oriented gifts, books and maps.
Open May through September
2013 Operating Times TBD