5 star rating: Highly Recommended 155 Reviews

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  • Location:Palm Springs, California
  • Duration:Flexible

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Soar over Palm Springs on the Aerial Tramway for spectacular views of the desert. Ascending to 5,783 feet (1,790 meters), the tram transports you to the cool air in the San Jacinto Mountains. View unspoiled wilderness, including mountain spires and Ponderosa pine trees, during your ascent. Disembark and explore the area around Mountain Station, which includes a cocktail lounge, restaurant and observation deck. Hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski on the trails in the Mt. San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area around Mountain Station. 


  • Tram Palm Springs
  • Take the Palm Springs tramway up 5,873 feet up into the cool climate of the San Jacinto Mountains
  • Spectacular views from the world's largest revolving cable car
  • At the top watch an 18-minute film on the history of the history and construction of the Tramway
  • The Mountain Station 3-story facility has a cocktail lounge, dining facilities, gift shop and observation decks

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What You Can Expect

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Make your way to the start of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to being your day of adventure. The tram operates throughout the day, so the timing and duration of your experience is up to you. 

As you climb aboard the world's largest rotating tramcars, be prepared to rise from the floor of the Sonoran Desert, where temperatures frequently reach as high as 120 degrees Fahrenheit (48C) to the cool alpine air at 8,516 feet (2,838 meters). Pass through enormous Ponderosa pines in this arctic-alpine forest, enjoying views of the San Jacinto Mountains and Chino Canyon. 

When you reach Mountain Station, disembark to explore the facilities, which include observation decks, a cocktail lounge and dining facilities. Pause to watch a short film on the construction of the Tramway, then head out into the 14,000-acre (5,665-hectare) Mt San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area. Make use of the 54 miles (87 km) of hiking trails on foot in the summer or by snowshoe or cross-country skis in the winter. 

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Customer Reviews

Tom M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

First time to this attraction, it was better thank I expected. Quite a steep climb to the summit about 10 minutes. Wait times were long as it was a busy day, past that its a great attraction, incredible views and a blast. Would definitely do again!

Emin United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Wonderful experience, try to stand next to windows for the best views..

Barbara S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Was lots of fun to re-visit the tram. Weather was perfect for the day....enjoyed a cocktail and the gorgeous view!

Xin Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The whole process is smooth, highly satisfied.

Susan J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was all that other reviewers claimed it was. A fantastic adventure. I have told many others about it and would go again if given the opportunity.

Ming Chih L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Amazing view from the Tram car. Pine trees and tropical plants together makes the park special.

Barron D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was great and nice and easy to board and get back on the tram. There were rides every 10-20 minutes and it was gorgeous up there!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

the trip on the tram was2 and 1/2miles going from 2500 feet to 8500 feet and the view of Palm Springs is spectacular. Visiting friends thought it was well worth the cost and time!!!

Ronald S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We thought that the Aerial Tramway was great. The State Park was fabulous. We enjoyed the short hikes that we took. We met a Park Ranger who was very helpful, The formal dining was out of the world. Great service and great food.

Eileen F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The ride was great! It would be helpful if someone could tell older or handicapped visitors about the elevator at the top.

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