This Breathtaking Chair Lift Ride In Wisconsin Will Show You The Fall Colors Like Never Before

There’s something so amazing about getting to look out from on high to see all the amazing fall colors taking over Wisconsin at this time of the year. We don’t have much in the way of mountains here in the Dairy State, but up in Wausau, you can find one of the taller points atop Rib Mountain. The highest point is just under 2,000 feet and there’s a state park with an observation tower that gives you sweeping views of the Wisconsin River valley down below. While you’re here, definitely take advantage of the views from the park, but the best reason to come to Rib Mountain in the fall is to take the Granite Peak Ski Area chair lift up the mountain.

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Granite Peak Ski Area is located at 3605 N Mountain Rd., Wausau, WI 54401.

Learn more about the fall chairlift rides on the Granite Peak website here. Find up to the minute information on their Facebook page here.

Children must be at least 3 years old to ride the chairlift. Children ages 3-5 ride free. Children ages 6-12 are $8 and everyone 13 and up is $12. Rides are available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and they plan to stay open until October 21, weather permitting. There’s a patio at the top of the mountain, so plan to stop and savor a bite or drink. Tickets can be purchased at the top or bottom of the hill.

Wausau is a truly wonderful town in the fall. Make sure you check for updated dates, but learn all about fall in Wausau here.