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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

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Address: 1 Tramway Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262-1828
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Climb 8,000 feet from the desert to the San Jacinto Mountains, in less than...

Climb 8,000 feet from the desert to the San Jacinto Mountains, in less than 15 minutes, by tram.

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So fun even if I don't care for the tram!

The ride is not the easiest if you don't care for dangling from a wire from the side of a mountain. That being said it's worth every dollar. The movies are educational and... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The ride is not the easiest if you don't care for dangling from a wire from the side of a mountain. That being said it's worth every dollar. The movies are educational and informative. It's really unique and the views and natural beauty on top of the mountain are memorable. Be sure to bring water with you. I got a... More 

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baltimore, United States
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Car rotates so you see all -- good view up and down and all around area. Walking trails at the top and nice platforms at various locations--- movies offer nice history, but ride is relatively expensive, especially since they also charge for parking

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Thank Steven S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take a trip up San Jacinto mountain and admire views of the desert and Palm Springs.Cooler at the top with a visitor centre and restaurant

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Thank brendahancock10
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is a feat of engineering and a most beautiful ride up the San Jacinto Mountains, with a full view of the Palm Springs and Coachella Valley at its feet. The 2 1/2 mile, steep ride on the large , rotating cabin is a thrill in itself, and the views from the top, the wilderness area... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My father an I were in Palm Springs for the weekend and stopped here on our way back to LA to catch our flight home to the UK. The views are incredible and it was amazing to find such a beautiful wooded area so high up above a desert! There were lots of trails to walk which unfortunately we didn't... More 

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Suffern, New York
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although we had limited time to spend at the tram, it was quite worth it. It's a quick 11 minute ride to the top. There is plenty of hiking at the top, and the trails are well marked. I highly recommend this excursion.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went with the whole family and they loved the view from the tram. Incredible rocks in all directions.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everyone should do the Palm Springs Tram at least once! It is an awesome ride up. Awesome views from the top! And when we were there in April, still some snow left on the ground. Hiking trails are in abundance! The ride is an adventure with a rotating platform. Pick a spot and it will rotate 365 degrees. Not recommended... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tram itself passes through 5 ecosystems and the platform rotates very slowly offering great views of the valley below. At the summit there are two restaurants a gift shop and access to trails through SanJacinto mountain.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The ride up is kinda scary if you're scared of heights. Once you arrive at the top, which is 8500+ ft, you realize just how beautiful this region is. There's miles of trails to hike through beautiful forests with streams and multiple vista points for pics. A must see for any age.

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