Palm Springs Aerial Tramway In California

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Take A Ride On The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

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If you’re planning a visit to this part of the State, then you must include the The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway In California. It’s an attraction well worth fitting into your travel plans.

We did just that while passing thru in our Recreational Vehicle on our way to the NASCAR Races in Phoenix, Arizona. The Ride, View and Hiking at the top was outstanding!

Check out this short video clip giving you a sample of what to expect on this amazing ride!

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway – YouTube Video


A View From The Heavens Riding The Palm Springs Aerial Tram

Spectacular View from the Top

Palm Springs Tramway

Enjoy a wonderful ten minute journey in the world’s biggest rotating tram car. Making your way 2 ½ miles to an elevation of 8,516 feet!

As you make your way up the mountainside, the tram car will rotate a full 360 degrees, two times. This way, no one misses anything on the way up and down in the tram ride.

As well, as the landscape changes as you ascend, so does the terrain.  As a matter of fact, you will pass along 5 unique life zones Starting low in the  Mexican Sonoran Desert  all the way to a beautiful  Alpine Setting at the top.

Here, you can breathe in the fresh air and the scent of the forest that surrounds you!

Not to Mention The Breathtaking View! 🙂

Palm Springs Tram Is Centrally Located & Easy To Access Year Round

Palm Springs California

This attractions is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Palm Springs and the surrounding area.  Within minutes, you can leave the desert like setting and feeling of being in Mexico, to that of arriving at the top of a mountain in Alaska.

Complete with views to match!

One of the Original Older Tram Cars

Palm Springs Tram

I do recommend and believe this is one of the Palm Springs attractions that you simple visit. It’s certainly one of the major attractions in this special area of California.  It was our first visit to Palm Springs and the surrounding area while camping.

I happened to come across a colorful brochure on this attraction at one of the tourist centers we stopped at on our way to Phoenix, Arizona.

I was surprised by the size of the tram, the unique revolving cars and the elevation it takes you to.

One of the Tram Cars Descending Down the Mountain

Palm Springs Tram Revolving Car

I was sold on the brochure and we simply had to go!

It was recommended that we attend about an hour before sunset. This is when you can ascend the mountain in the daytime in the late afternoon and enjoy the beautiful sunset and changing colors at the top of the mountain.

Then make your way back down the mountain in total darkness. This is when you can view the lights of the city below and the surrounding valley.

It worked out just perfect! 🙂

Looking Down at the City of Palm Springs, California

View of Palm Springs

Attending in early November, was also a perfect time of year to take in this attraction. October and November is an excellent time of year to visit the area and tram.

These two months are just ahead of the winter rush of visitors arriving for Christmas and in January.

Mount San Jacinto State Park And Wilderness Area Awaits You

Mt. San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area

Mt. San Jacinto State Park

The ride will have you arriving at Mountain Station at the very top. Outside, you will find a path that leads to the entrance of the State Park.

Here, you can hike and even camp within the 14,000 acres of pristine wilderness from the top of the summit.  Enjoy self-guided walks and hikes along well marked trails. There’s guided nature walks and other various organized activities for the outdoor enthusiast as well.

As you take in the breathtaking scenery and mountain air, the Mountain Station offers a variety of conveniences for you to enjoy during your stay at the top.

These include …

Outdoor decks and viewpoints to capture every view possible

A relaxed and casual cafeteria offering a wide variety of snacks, sandwiches, salads, desserts refreshments and much more.

A friendly sit down ‘Lounge’ where you can enjoy alcoholic beverages and appetizers.

Peak’s Restaurant for fine dining with view that is second to none!

A small Movie theater where you can learn about the building of the tramway as well as information about the Park and Wilderness area.

Natural exhibits displayed for your enjoyment.

Gift and Adventure center

Palm Springs Tramway Mountain View Observation Deck

Palm Springs Tramway Mountain View Observation Deck

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is definitely an attraction that you and your family members will love!

The next time you happen to be in this part of the country, I highly recommend you add this world re-known adventure into your travel plans.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

For more complete information, hours of service, ticket prices and much more, be sure to visit their official website at …

🚡   Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

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I’ve also listed the Official Palm Springs Tourism link below to their website page for your convenience. It’s filled with excellent information on everything this beautiful part of California has to offer.

I've also listed the Official Palm Springs Tourism link below to their website page for your convenience. It's filled with excellent information on everything this beautiful part of California has to offer.

🌴   Visit Palm Springs California


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Did You Know …

“The Palm Springs Tram happens to be the largest vertical cable climb in the U.S. and the 2nd largest in the world.”


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