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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

1 Tramway Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262

The Basics

The Palm Springs tramway takes you from the Valley Station (where you can purchase tickets if you didn’t buy in advance) up to the Mountain Station, which sits at an elevation of 8,516 feet (2,595 meters). At the top you can visit the observation deck, two restaurants (sit-down Peaks Restaurant and cafeteria-style Pine Café), the Lookout Lounge, theaters, a gift shop, and the small natural history museum. Or enjoy outdoor pursuits such as hiking, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing, depending on the season.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Palm Springs

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Come for the view stay for the fun!
Jose_L, Aug 2022
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Admission Ticket
I wanted to do something a little out of my comfort zone and this seemed like the perfect thing to make that happen! I was not disappointed, the views were absolutely gorgeous and our conductor was friendly and knowledgeable.
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Far exceeded expectations. Spectacular!
Chad_G, Aug 2022
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Admission Ticket
Such a beautiful climb. An engineering feat and a spectacular ride. One of the best cocktails I’ve ever had at the top. Bartender a bit on the icy side, but otherwise top notch.
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Mother/Daughter return to the tramway 50 years after 1st visit
Michelle_D, Jul 2022
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Admission Ticket
This was a wonderful experience and everything was completely accessible for my disabled mother. The last time we rode the tramway was 50 years ago, when I was a little girl. This was a fun adventure to relive.
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Family vacation
Michael_A, Jul 2022
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Admission Ticket
Was nice trip we Enjoyed very much. It was my Birthday and we have nice branch in restaurant food was great. Thanks
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The ride up and down was...
Marilyn_B, Jul 2022
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Admission Ticket
The ride up and down was spectacular. Our grand children loved it. Missed seeing a ranger and crafts for kids.
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Majestic!
Christopher_S, Jul 2022
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Admission Ticket
Majestic views, beautiful comfortable weather, fantastic and entertaining gondola operator! All around fun for the family.
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So beautiful and wonderful.
JongSuh_R, Jul 2022
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Admission Ticket
Everyone was kind there. Top area was so much beautiful and nice. I could take a walk for about 2 hours.
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Family fun!!
Hugh_O, Jul 2022
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Admission Ticket
Incredible scenery- tram leaves every 20 minutes so you can spend as much time as you want exploring. Highly recommend!
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Excellent experience purchasing tickets
Sean_B, Apr 2020
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Admission Ticket
Viator was great to deal with. Interestingly, I went to Palm Springs Tramway official site and they did not offer tickets for the day I wanted (which was the next day). Viator did and at a similar cost. I wasn't sure how my purchase would be met when I got to the Tramway, but it was 100% seamless. Great experience!
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First time in Palm spring
Jeanette_C, Mar 2020
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Admission Ticket
Love it! It was so easy and smooth the ticketing process, plus you have a cheaper fee than at the counter. The day I went was perfect as it was early February. We were able to see some snow!!!
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Good
Judith_H, Mar 2020
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Admission Ticket
Will go on a weekday next time to crowded went in a Saturday. Waits to long BUT was okay. Prices were reasonable for ride but not the food
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A palm springs must see!
tanyaljpenner, Jan 2020
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Admission Ticket
We had such a fun time on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway! Bought tickets with Viator and it was so easy to show up on the day and get on the next available tram.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is great for hikers and cross-country skiers, and first-time visitors to the area.

  • Dress in layers—the temperatures at the Mountain Station are usually 30 to 40 degrees cooler than on the valley floor. Tramcars are not air-conditioned but the windows open for air flow.

  • The tramcars run at least every half hour, on the hour; more cars may operate when demand is high.

  • Both tramway stations and the tramcars are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

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How to Get There

If you’re staying in Palm Springs, head west a few miles off of North Palm Canyon Drive (Highway 111) to reach the tramway’s Valley Station; paid parking is available (parking is free for area residents and for those with tramway summer or annual passes). There is no public transportation but cabs are available from Palm Springs.

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When to Get There

The tramway is open daily from morning to night, but hours vary by season and day of the week, so check the website for times. It also closes for annual maintenance each September.

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Hiking from the Top of the Tramway

More than 50 miles (80 kilometers) of hiking trails within Mt. San Jacinto State Park’s 14,000 acres (5,665 hectares) can be accessed from the tramway’s Mountain Station. When you get off the tram, walk down a paved path to the Long Valley Ranger Station, where the trails start.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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