Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Hop aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and see the wide-open spaces, endless blue skies and dramatic mountain backdrop of Greater Palm Springs like never before. Located just minutes from downtown Palm Springs and considered a gateway to the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, the world’s largest rotating tramcar takes travelers on a 10-minute ride, ascending more than 8,500 feet from the base of Chino Canyon to the top of Mount San Jacinto, where breathtaking views and pristine alpine wilderness await.
Cooler temperatures and outdoor adventures ranging from guided nature walks to camping under the stars make the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway the perfect year-round escape for every type of traveler. Explore over 50 miles of hiking trails, such as the Long Valley Discovery Loop, an easy 1-mile path that envelops hikers in woodlands, wildflowers and birdsong. Climb new heights while bouldering your way up a massive wall of rocks. Or indulge in fine dining with a view at Peaks Restaurant. You can even build a snowman during winter months, when the mountaintop transforms into a glistening winter wonderland, complete with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and more.
Ready to embark on an adventure above the clouds? Here are a few tips before you go:
- Consider buying your ticket online at least 24 hours in advance to reserve your spot ahead of time.
- Dress appropriately (which may mean bundling up!). The temperature is usually 30-40 degrees cooler than the valley floor.
- If planning to camp, be sure to get a permit.
- Always be mindful of the environment while hiking. Observe wildlife from a safe distance and stay on the trail.