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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.

Highlights

  • 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

antony w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Amazing experience and fantastic views. Highly recommend .

Mim Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

It was a beautiful clear day for the ride to the top, which is about 10,000 ft above sea level. It's a smooth and fast ride up. Commentary by operator interesting. Once at the top there are walks and picnic places. Cafe and restaurant is also available. Views are spectacular from various notches on the trails.

Jill B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent! Really awesome. Can highly recommend.

Kari M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This is a great experience!! Take the tram up in the late afternoon so you can park at the closest parking lot. Take the tram back down after it gets dark so you can see the lights of the city - beautiful!! The tram's inner floor rotates so everyone gets a good view. It was 104 in Palm Springs the day I went, but it was 60 degrees up at the top - cool and refreshing!! Bring a light jacket though because it's chilly once the sun goes down. If you like to hike in the woods you can access them from up there San Jacinto National Park. Views of the woods are very pretty although, to be honest, I think Sedona AZ is much more beautiful! But it's a fun trip and gives you a new perspective on the Palm Springs area. From up above, you can view the windmills below.

Paul N United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

You should absolutely do this if you are staying in the Los Angeles area. The desert drive is breath-taking and the views from the top of the mountain are absolutely amazing. All staff are friendly and helpful. You can spend as much time as you like at the top. We travelled up late afternoon daytime and travelled down after dark, which was beautiful.

Kenneth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

A pleasant excursion and a relief from the heat -- not that I minded the heat.

claudia c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Awesome view, there are multiple trails, it is possible to see different kind of animals, the weather was very comfortable, there were a lot of people but the line moves easy, they sell only the right quantity for each hour

Laura L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Awesome experience! Temperatures are slightly cooler at the top. Great opportunity for lots of picture taking!

scott a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A totally exceptional experience.....don't know why I waited 20 years

Jose S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Truly has been one of the best experiences of my life. Such a beautiful view and such helpful employees. I highly recommend this to everyone.

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