Entry ticket

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Entry ticket

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

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From US$ 29.95 per person

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Ride from the desert floor to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Enjoy great views on your way up to restaurants, a natural exhibit area, and more.

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  • Enjoy spectacular views as you ride from the desert floor to a pristine alpine forest
  • Take a hike on the 54 miles (87 kilometers) of hiking trails
  • Go snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter if the weather permits it
  • Dine at the top of the tramway and take advantage of shopping opportunities at the gift shops
Full description
From top to bottom, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway delivers a scenic and educational journey as you travel through 5 transitional zones. Some have compared it to taking a ride from Mexico to Alaska in just 10 minutes. See for yourself as you ride up to the top, where spectacular views await! The 2.5 mile (4 kilometer) ride from the Valley Station (elevation 2,643 feet, or 805 meters) to the Mountain Station (elevation 8,516 feet, or 2,596 meters) transports you from the warm desert sands to cool mountain air, with temperatures that are generally 30-degrees cooler than on the ground. The tramway is the threshold of the 14,000-acre Mt. San Jacinto State Park, a natural place with some of the last pristine wilderness in Southern California. In the winter, try cross-county skiing or snowshoeing. Rental equipment is available at the Adventure Cether, snow conditions permitting. During the summer months, camping, guided nature walks, and 54 miles (87 kilometers) of hiking are available. There are 2 dining options at the Mountain Station: Peaks Restaurant offers upscale contemporary cuisine with a spectacular view of the desert floor, and Pines Cafe is a cafeteria-style restaurant that offers a casual dining experience. Also at the top are gift shops, a Natural History Museum, and 2 documentary-style movies on the history of the tramway and the Mt. San Jacinto State Park.
  • Round-trip tram ride

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    Meeting point

    The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is located at 1 Tram Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (3.5 miles/5.6 kilometers off of Highway 111 at the end of Tram Way).

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets

    Know before you go

    • Temperatures at the Mountain Station are generally 30 degrees F cooler than the desert floor. It is a good idea to bring along a sweater in the summer and jacket in the winter.
    • Present your voucher at the ticketing booth to receive your timed tram ticket.
    • The Valley Station, Mountain Station, and tram cars are handicap accessible.
    • Sorry, pets are not allowed.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 162 reviews

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    This is a must when visiting Palm Springs. Great for adults and kids. Experience drastic change in climate, beautiful views, learn about wildlife, and have a nice meal. Next time we visit, we’ll plan to look into snowshoeing. The service was wonderful too.

    March 23, 2023

    Totally worth it! We had a bit of a wait both at the parking lot area to enter (about 15 mins) and then another 1 hour for the next tram up, but even with that, going up to the top is so worth it! We hiked around for a bit and then enjoyed snacks and drinks in the restaurant and bar area.

    March 23, 2023

    Just a neat ride up on the tram and were rewarded with so really beautiful views. Also the way the schedule was set up there was never a feeling of being rushed. Just a bit of a surprise that we were stuck with an $8 parking fee on top of a $27 tickets.

    March 23, 2023

    Product ID: 16428