The tram travels up to 8,516 feet above the desert.
Thursday September 28, 2023 4:05 p.m.
PALM SPRINGS, California — With 360-degree views, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway doesn’t have a bad seat on the tramway.
As the world’s largest rotating tram, the tram provides one of the most unique ways to go from the desert to 14,000 acres of forest.
During the ride itself, guests will travel 2.5 miles through five different transition zones of varied flora and fauna, ultimately reaching an elevation of 8,516 feet at the mountain station.
At the mountain resort, guests can enjoy Peaks Restaurant, “a dining experience above the clouds.” At Pines Café, the cafeteria style allows customers to grab their food and leave, and the Lookout Lounge offers a full cocktail bar and appetizer menu.
From the mountain station, guests can hike to the summit of Mt. San Jacinto State Park, which is about 11 miles of round-trip hiking and the second highest point in Southern California. Throughout the rest of Mount San Jacinto State Park, there are over 40 additional miles of hiking trails available at varying intensities.
“It’s such a quick and easy way to cool off in the summer, have a great experience and share it with your family,” remarked one guest.
Because the altitude is very high at the summit, temperatures seem considerably cooler than at lower altitudes in the city. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway makes a great summer day trip for all ages.
To plan your visit to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, click here.