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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

1 Tramway Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262-1828
+1 760-325-1391
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Climb 8,000 feet from the desert to the San Jacinto Mountains, in less than 15 minutes, by tram.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Tramway Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262-1828
+1 760-325-1391
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Reviewed today

The aerial tramway leaves from near Palm Springs and rises very steeply past rocky outcrops until it reaches 8500 feet on the often snow-covered forested upper slopes of Mount San Jacinto. Excellent views are gained of the desert and town far below. Well worth the...More

Thank Ruth5757
Reviewed yesterday

I'm glad we did this tour. Very much scared of heights but the views were breathtaking. The ride up was amazing. I did about half of the hike and enjoyed it. Being obese made me feel nervous but in the end I took my time...More

Thank Janecia H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Awesome views at the top along with a good dinner at the cafe makes the ride and dine package the best deal. The baby back ribs were surprisingly delicious. Although the draft beer selection was good at the cocktail lounge they were pricey at $10...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth a trip up into the woods at the top. You really get some stunning views of Palm Springs and the surrounding desert and mountains...and in the height of summer it's about 20 degrees cooler up there so you can get some respite from...More

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not a cheap option if you have a large party, but worth it. My family partook in the "Ride & Dine" option. Cafeteria style dining but it was very good. The are breathtaking.

Thank kimshar
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spectacular views from the tram and a wonderful forested mountaintop park with marked trails. The tram car revolves 360° so you can enjoy all perspectives of the valley and mountainsides from any position along side the windows. If planning to walk about or do any...More

Thank worldtrvler
Reviewed 3 days ago

I really enjoyed my trip on the Tramway. Primarily because it was 118 degrees at the bottom and 74 degrees at the top! Ha! But really...it offers breathtaking views of the Coachella Valley and great hiking areas...in relative comfort of decent temperatures. The trip takes...More

Thank CookieMonster22030
Reviewed 3 days ago

The top of the mountain is 30 degrees cooler than the bottom. The views are awsome and easy and difficult hiking trails. You will love it.

Thank David T
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have done the tram in winter and spring. It is a great experience both ways. The unique transition of short sleeve shirts at the bottom and a wintery blizzard at the top was very amazing. Christmas time is especially a nice time to visit...More

Thank Winezperce
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Palm Springs aerial tramway is a great place to visit in the summertime. It takes you up the mountain and is much cooler than the desert floor. It is a great place to get good views and have fun hiking. It's also a fun...More

Thank SusieGG7
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I want to go by end of May. Do i need jacket or sweater?
18 May 2017|
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Response from Tramway | Property representative |
Today's high is expected to be in the mid-40s, but we cannot predict what it will be by the end of May. You may wish to check our five day forecast shown on our website closer to your visit date.
Kerrie M
What is the best time of day to go on the tram?
7 April 2017|
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Response from Tramway | Property representative |
There really is no "best" time. It all depends if you want to hike, see the daytime view, see the nighttime view, have lunch, have dinner, etc. Last tram goes up at 8:00 p.m. and last tram goes down at 9:45 p.m. Thank you.
I'm going tomorrow on 4/3/17, is there going to be snow and should I wear snow boots for the cold or normal hiking shoes?
2 April 2017|
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Response from Tramway | Property representative |
Most of the snow has melted, but you may wish to check with the ranger's station for exact trail conditions. 760-327-0222. Thank you.