The BreckConnect gondola connects the Victorian town of Breckenridge to the base of Peaks 7 and 8. Dogs are welcome on the 8-minute gondola ride, which starts from a large parking lot (free in the summer and after 3 p.m. in the winter). The gondola rises almost 400 vertical feet above protected wetlands and wildlife habitat, so you may even a spot a moose or other wildlife during your ride. The eight-passenger cabins run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (but may be closed during shoulder seasons of May, June and October). Just make sure your pooch isn’t afraid of heights or freaked out by an aluminum floor — the windows start at the floor, so your dog will be able to see how high he or she is flying.