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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

  • 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
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
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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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (250)
1 - 5 of 31 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
Surprisingly Unique

We went to Palm Springs for a long weekend, arrived too early for check in so we decided to kill some time at the Tram. We really loved the 40 degrees temp difference on a hot fall day. Great restaurant up top, and a different...More

Thank Philip K
Reviewed 3 days ago
Incredible views!

This is without doubt a must do while in Palm Springs. It is both scary and exhilarating at the same time but so worth it to see the views from the Tram car as well as the overlooks once you are at the top. Awaiting...More

Thank NatureLovers082011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
One of best things to do in Palm Springs

I go to Palms Spring a lot and have done this twice. The view are amazing at the top and the ride up is breath taking. If you go to the area don't miss this. If you go in December there will most likely be...More

3  Thank Submergable
Reviewed 2 September 2018
Palm Springs high

Took this aerial tram because we were bored in Palm Springs. It was the highlight of our trip there. Many photos, Gives you a real sense of the valley that has Palms Springs. You feel like you can see the San Andreas faultline running through...More

7  Thank JayBird49
Reviewed 20 August 2018
Exciting and beautiful

This tramway was very organized, didn’t take much time and the views are stunning. When it is 100 degrees on the desert floor it’s 20 degrees lower at the top. Palms Springs can be seen spread out at your feet, and lush pine forest at...More

2  Thank terric9292016
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