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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

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Ascend two-and-one-half miles to a pristine wilderness aboard the world's largest rotating tram car.  

Palm Springs, CA - The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway constructed in rugged Chino Canyon on the north edge of Palm Springs - about two hours by car from Los Angeles and San Diego  - did not just happen. It required foresight, planning, financing and, most of all a vision. For years, it was the dream of a young electrical engineer named Francis F. Crocker to "go up there where it's nice and cool". Crocker's dream began in 1935 while he was on a trip to Banning, California, with newspaper publisher Carl Barkow. Mopping his brow in the heat of the day, Crocker gazed on longingly at the still snow-capped peak of Mt. San Jacinto 10,834 feet high. At that moment, "Crocker's Folly,'' as it was soon dubbed by one newspaper woman, was born - a tramway up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon.

 

 

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Ascend two-and-one-half miles to a pristine wilderness aboard the world's largest rotating tram car.  

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world’s largest rotating tram car—travels over two-and-one-half miles along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. During your approximately ten-minute journey, tram cars rotate slowly, offering picturesque and spectacular vistas of the valley floor below. Once you reach the Mountain Station—elevation 8,516 feet—enjoy two restaurants, observation decks, natural history museum, two documentary theaters, gift shop and over 50 miles of hiking trails.

Overview:

Ascend 2 1/2 miles to Mt. San Jacinto State Park, a pristine wilderness of 14,000 acres, aboard the World's largest rotating tramcars, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. The construction of the tram has been labeled the "eighth wonder of the world.'' What a View! The temperature differential between the valley floor and the top of the Tram is usually about 30 degrees. At the top of the Tram is Mt. San Jacinto State Park, a pristine wilderness of 14,000 acres. 

Construction of the Tramway was an engineering challenge and was soon labeled the "eighth wonder of the world.'' The superlative was earned because of the ingenious use of helicopters in erecting four of the five supporting towers. Some 20 years later, the Tramway was designated an historical civil engineering landmark. 

Other Offerings at the Top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway:

  • Guided Nature Walks
  • 54 miles of hiking trails
  • Winter Adventure Center
  • Family Snow Fun
  • Cross-Country Skiing and SnowShoeing

      

Hiking
Mt. San Jacinto State Park offers 54 miles of hiking trails located within a 14,000 acre pristine wilderness, one of the last in California. All trails are accessed by exiting the Tram's Mountain Station and descending a concrete pathway approximately .3 miles to Long Valley. In Long Valley there are picnic tables, water, Ranger Station, flush toilets and some easy trails. 

Winter Adventure Center 
The Adventure Center has available cross-country ski and snowshoe equipment for rent. The Center is seasonal, please check season dates.

Guided Nature Walks 
Our guided nature walks which are available in the summer months are a wonderful way to learn about the natural environment at the Top of the Tram. There is no charge for this one-of-a kind experience.

Cross-Country Skiing 
Cross-country ski enthusiasts have found the State Park to be unsurpassed in its challenging terrain. You can bring your own equipment or you can rent skis, boots and poles at the Adventure Center.

Family Snow Fun 
People of all ages can enjoy fun in the snow, and only a few inches of snow are necessary. Sleds and cold weather apparel are available for purchase in the Mountain Gift shop.

SnowShoeing
For those wanting to take a walk during the winter into the back country, snowshoe rentals are available. Wilderness permits are required for anyone venturing outside of Long Valley, and may be obtained from the Ranger Station in Long Valley.

Dining 
Spectacular views combined with delectable food provide the perfect dining experience. There are two dining options at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway: Peaks - a fine dining experience with a breathtaking view of the Coachella Valley. and Pines - a casual cafe. Both restaurants are open for lunch and dinner.

The Lookout Lounge is a full cocktail bar offering a variety of alcoholic beverages and appetizers and is located on the same level as the restaurants.

Come and enjoy the breathtaking view riding the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. It will be one that will be hard to forget!

More Information

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). 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.

At the top Peaks Restaurant is a culinary experience above the clouds.  Spectacular views combined with delectable food provide the perfect dining experience. There are two dining options at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Peaks, a fine dining experience with a breathtaking view of the Coachella Valley and Pines Café, a cafeteria-style restaurant. Both restaurants are open for lunch and dinner.

If you are looking for something more casual, you will like Pines Café or The Lookout Lounge.  Pines Café is a cafeteria-style restaurant and is open daily from 11:00 to 20:30.  

The Lookout Lounge if a full cocktail bar offering a variety of alcoholic beverages and appetizers, and is located on the same level as the restaurants.  

Also at the top there are observation decks, a small natural history museum, two theaters showing State Park and tram construction videos, a gift shop, Magic Memories for photo viewing, and over 50 miles of hiking trails along with other nature activities.

Reservation Notes:
Reservations are NOT needed or accepted. Tickets can be used on any operating day within 6 months of the purchase date.

Duration:
Varies

Booth Location:
1 Tramway Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Nearest Intersection:
Tramway Rd. and N. Palm Canyon Dr. (Hwy 111)

Parking:
Parking is available at the Valley Station The parking fee for cars and vans is $5.00 per car/van. The parking fee will be waived for  busses and customers with local ID . Please prepare to stop and pay at the security gate.

Age Requirements:
Child Ticket: 3 - 12 yrs old. Children under 3 are free but require a boarding pass
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Notes:
The Valley Station, Mountain Station and Tram Cars are handicap accessible.
Your e-ticket voucher will be exchanged for a timed ticket upon arrival.

Reminder: Be sure to download your ticket before arrival, as there is no cell service at the tram.

Map & Directions

One Tram Way, Palm Springs, CA. 92262

PARKING: The parking fee for cars and vans is $5.00 per car/van. The parking fee will be waived for  busses and customers with local ID . Please prepare to stop and pay at the security gate.

Ticket Terms

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, THE WAIT TIME FOR THE AERIAL TRAMWAY MAY BE EXTENSIVE.  PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 818-515-8726.

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Sara D 13 July 2017
verified customer

We save $5 off the ticket for 4 of us. A $20 savings is nothing to scoff at thank you! Easy to order and print off the voucher. You just have to take the voucher to ticket window and exchange for a real ticket. So easy

Kim C 13 July 2017
verified customer

Excellent service

Felipe O 7 July 2017
verified customer

Great price and easy to get my tickets.

HYE JiN K 3 July 2017
verified customer

Good

Keith Phillip N 26 June 2017
verified customer

A nice ride and a GORGEOUS view. The weather was actually bearable compared to the valley (mid-70s vs low 100s). The tram ride was fun and smooth (watch out for the swinging when the car goes from the tower to the rope! It's not bad but noticeable). There are several food options at the top (but the service at the restaurant was rather poor, given the number of customers they had) so the cafe may be the better option. With the selection of trails, there's much to do and I wish I'd scheduled more time to do them.

Angela T 16 June 2017
verified customer

tickets worked flawlessly. we printed them out just in case mobile didn't work. we had a great time riding the tram and hiking! cheapest price for these tickets anywhere online

JOO YOUNG P 13 May 2017
verified customer

Very good!!!

Leonard C 29 April 2017
verified customer

Had never been up there before, spectacular ride!

Linda Q 29 April 2017
verified customer

Awesome experience and easy to redeem!

Nancy C 18 April 2017
verified customer

Very pleased that I was able to purchase the voucher in advance and save some bucks. Highly recommend.