Annual Pumpkin Drop returns Oct. 14

Hell’s Gate Airtram celebrates the end of season with family event

The annual Hell’s Gate Airtram Pumpkin Drop will take place on Oct. 14

Hell’s Gate Airtram is hosting its sixth annual Pumpkin Drop on Oct. 14.

Drop a pumpkin from 500 feet, hit the target and win a chance to spin a big prize wheel. Anyone who brings a carved pumpkin rides the tram for free. Last year, more than 600 tossers enjoyed the end of season event.

“We say ‘carved’ as we want to create an event where everyone will get together the night before and spend time with friends and family,” said Debbie McKinney, with corporate relations at Hell’s Gate Airtram. “Not only is it fun being in the tram and throwing winter’s most famous squash down to the target below, but standing on the other side of the river hearing the smashing noises echo off the canyon walls is just as entertaining.”

Last year, The Travel Channel was on location at the attraction filming for its new episode of “Halloween’s Craziest,” which is set to premier on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.

The last day of the season also features sales and specials at Simon’s Café, Gold Panner Gift Shop and Fudge Factory. The further along the day goes, the more the prices drop.

The Pumpkin Drop runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Videos from past events can be found on YouTube. For more information about Hell’s Gate Airtram, visit

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