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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

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Ride from the desert floor to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Enjoy great views on your way up to restaurants, a natural exhibit area, and more.

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Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy spectacular views as you ride from the desert floor to a pristine alpine forest
  • Take a hike on the 54 miles (87 kilometers) of hiking trails
  • Go snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter if the weather permits it
  • Dine at the top of the tramway and take advantage of shopping opportunities at the gift shops
Full description
From top to bottom, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway delivers a scenic and educational journey as you travel through 5 transitional zones. Some have compared it to taking a ride from Mexico to Alaska in just 10 minutes. See for yourself as you ride up to the top, where spectacular views await! The 2.5 mile (4 kilometer) ride from the Valley Station (elevation 2,643 feet, or 805 meters) to the Mountain Station (elevation 8,516 feet, or 2,596 meters) transports you from the warm desert sands to cool mountain air, with temperatures that are generally 30-degrees cooler than on the ground. The tramway is the threshold of the 14,000-acre Mt. San Jacinto State Park, a natural place with some of the last pristine wilderness in Southern California. In the winter, try cross-county skiing or snowshoeing. Rental equipment is available at the Adventure Cether, snow conditions permitting. During the summer months, camping, guided nature walks, and 54 miles (87 kilometers) of hiking are available. There are 2 dining options at the Mountain Station: Peaks Restaurant offers upscale contemporary cuisine with a spectacular view of the desert floor, and Pines Cafe is a cafeteria-style restaurant that offers a casual dining experience. Also at the top are gift shops, a Natural History Museum, and 2 documentary-style movies on the history of the tramway and the Mt. San Jacinto State Park.
Includes
  • Round-trip tram ride
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is located at 1 Tram Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (3.5 miles/5.6 kilometers off of Highway 111 at the end of Tram Way).

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets

    Know before you go

    • Temperatures at the Mountain Station are generally 30 degrees F cooler than the desert floor. It is a good idea to bring along a sweater in the summer and jacket in the winter.
    • Present your voucher at the ticketing booth to receive your timed tram ticket.
    • The Valley Station, Mountain Station, and tram cars are handicap accessible.
    • Sorry, pets are not allowed.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 125 reviews

    Review summary

    • Transportation
      4.4/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      5/5
    • Service
      4.7/5

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    Just a neat ride up on the tram and were rewarded with so really beautiful views. Also the way the schedule was set up there was never a feeling of being rushed. Just a bit of a surprise that we were stuck with an $8 parking fee on top of a $27 tickets.

    February 1, 2020

    The experience was breathtaking. Especially now that there's snow on top. The views where amazing. BUT.. I would recommend using the original website since your website didn't provide a time that we can choose from. The wait was going to be 4 to 5 hrs since we didn't have an assigned time. Lucky for the staff onsite they were able to accommodate us because we had driven over 3 hrs to this site.

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    November 25, 2019

    Below it was 44 degrees on the top 21.7 degrees which is a welcome refreshment. During our stay there was a brief rain shower, after which it cooled down quite a bit, but it was still not cold in shorts and a t-shirt. You probably have the greatest effect when it has snowed above. Otherwise a nice view (of the many wind turbines). The gondola ride was okay. As the gondola rotates, many have clung to the outer wall. It would be better if there were a few more ways to hold on to the driver's cab in the middle.

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    September 5, 2019

    Product ID: 16428