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San Jacinto Mountain

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Address: Mountain Station, Palm Springs, CA
Phone Number: +1 909-659-2607
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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

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Snow above the desert

Great hike with spellbinding light is yours for the adventurous at the top of the tram on this beautiful mountain. Enjoy!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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New York City, New York
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice place to take photos, rest, get food or drinks. Very informational place. Nice gift shops for souvenirs.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great hike with spellbinding light is yours for the adventurous at the top of the tram on this beautiful mountain. Enjoy!

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The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing views over the valley. Also the drive was very pretty. There are multiple vista points which is great for taking pictures.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have purchased a vacation home here in Palm Springs. The San Jacinto Mountain Range is so beautiful. Everywhere you go in town the mountains can be seen, and at different times of the day they take on a different look. Today, it was 67 degrees in town and I could see snow blowing at the top of the mountain.... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First trip to Palm Springs and I heard great things about this particular activity . You can spend an entire day taking the tram ride up and once at the top of the mountain you can enjoy two restaurants, numerous hiking trails with gorgeous scenic views, gift shop for souvenirs, and plenty of platforms for relaxation as you admire mountains.... More 

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Smithville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the rotating tram ride to the top and I thought that was the coolest thing ever, then we got to the top and the views are just breath taking, we hiked one of the trails and again was not disappointed. Some of the tree up there are just massive. Be prepared we went first thing in the morning... More 

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New Haven, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the tram up the mountain and did some hiking. The ranger suggested we check out all the notches on the map if we wanted some excellent views. So glad we followed his advice, it was beautiful!!!!

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're visiting Palm Springs you have to take at least a couple of hours to take the tram and enjoy the views. If you have more time, take a hike through the beautiful park and enjoy the day. You also have to get the fudge at the cafe!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gondola ride to the top of the mountain is a bit pricey at $26.99 per person; however, the experience in the rotating gondola is worth the price and all the way to the top !! There is a small facilities area with food at the top of the mountain and great vistas for photography in the Eastward direction. Afternoons... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must do when in Palm Springs! Weather at the top so much cooler than the valley. Great trails, views, and ride to the top via tram.

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