"Going early in the day will help you avoid the busiest times, maybe the cars will be less crowded, and this allows you plenty of time to see and do what you want on the mountain while allowing you to get back down the mountain long before the rush to get down starts. Also, if the weather is a little unsettled, thunderstorms can brew up quite quickly in the mountains. If you have been up the mountain from 10:00 A.M. or better still, 8:30 to 9:00 A.M., you will be heading down the mountain by around 1 – 2 P.M. Storms don’t usually get going until mid to late afternoon so you’ll be safely away before any likely storm rolls in."
"As with most attractions it is best to get there early. In the summer months line ups can start right from opening and tend to get worse by the afternoon."