Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Palm Springs
About Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Palm Springs
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Palm Springs - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 1 Tram Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, United States
Ticket Price: 24 USD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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Renown as the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway provides access to the floor of Coachella Valley and takes the visitors relatively near the top of San Jacinto Peak.
It is constructed in the rugged Chino Canyon and presents a picturesque panorama of the valley!
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Information
- Children under 3 years of age have free entry but require a boarding pass.
- Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult of 21 years or older.
- Ride and Dine packages are available after 4 pm and have separate ticket prices.
- Disable accessed .
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Ticket Prices
- Children (ages 3-12): 16.95 USD
- Seniors (62+): 21.95 USD
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Opening and Closing Hours
- Cars depart at least every half hour.
- Monday - Friday : First Tram up 10am
- Saturday, Sunday and holidays : First Tram up 8:00 a.m.
- Sunday through Thursday - Last Tram up 8:00 p.m.; Last Tram down 9:45 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday : Last tram up 9:00 p.m.;Last tram down 10:30 p.m.
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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Palm Springs Reviews - Write a Review
I am not a fan of heights, so the trip up made me a bit nervous, but the crew is very professional and made me feel at ease. It was a windy day, but it didn't seem to effect the tram ride. There is quite a bit to do once you reach the mountaintop. They have a 4 story building w/ a small museum, a full bar, restaurant etc, the clam chowder was good, pizza was below average, beer was $10 for a pint of Stella, but also available in bottles and cans at the snack bar. I brought a 1 year old w/ stroller and it was very easy. Bring a jacket, its very windy and cold at the top. Driving to the base of the mountain is very steep, i turned off my a/c and the car still got hot. We stayed until it got dark and the view was very different w/ all the city lights and the trip down in the dark is very different than the day. If you are a thrill seeker, definitely go during daylight and try to get a place near the edge of the tram. The floor spins but the walls do not. I would recommend this place to pretty much anyone.
This was the highlight of my trip to Palm Springs. We went up at dusk and had dinner at the Peaks Restaurant. The ride is breathtakingly beautiful. The 360 rotating tram is very unique and provides for breathtaking views. Next time I take it I want to spend time hiking at the top. Didn't have time this trip, but will make it a point to do so on the next trip.
WOW! That is the first word you will say when you get to the top of the mountain..that is guaranteed. Magnificent view and the recorded story they have on the ten minute ride up in the rotating tram is VERY interesting. But get ready for your ears to pop and be short of breath because you are going from sea level to over 8000 ft above sea level in about ten minutes. The downside..yes, it is a tourist trap so everything is going to be priced HIGH. However, now that I know that everything..I MEAN EVERYTHING...that they offer at the top of the mountain...even the drinking water...has to be brought up in the two trams. They have huge water tanks under the trams that bring water up with every load of people. There is a cafe at the top to eat lunch and have a drink..and hiking to an even higher view of the valley. Simply an amazing adventure which is why I recommend you take this trip up and down the mountain on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Just make sure you get there early in the day. They do pack people in there each afternoon..
Definitely worth the $25 ride to the top. The gondola cars are round. The floor rotates so that everyone gets a view in all directions as you ride up and back down. We walked the Desert View Trail. It's about 1.5 miles. There were five lookout points along the trail. The trail and lookout points are well-marked. We saw purple mountains majesty. Pine trees in the forest are 4' in diameter. Quite the awesome place and definitely worth a visit to the San Jancinto State Park. Definitely take a jacket. Temperature is maybe 40 degrees colder than at the base. It was also very windy. We rode the gondola up in the morning and there was no waiting line. When we came back down in the afternoon there was a pretty long line waiting to ride the gondola up.
AMAZING VIEW - AND A COOLING HIKE. Plan ahead on busy days to make sure you get a tram ticket. Ride to the top and enjoy the small museum, restaurant and cafe at the top. But the real enjoyment beyond the scenic view at the top is the hike. Be sure to spend an hour or two walking around Mount San Jacinto state park - the park at the top of the mountain. The two small hikes within are easy for families (not technical at all) - even for strollers. The tall tress, cool mountain air and small patches of snow as late as April/May make for a cool, comfortable day at the top of the mountain 10,000 feet above the rest of Palm Springs.
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