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San Jacinto Mountain

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Address: Mountain Station, Palm Springs, CA
Phone Number: 909/659-2607
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Beautiful setting when you get to the top!

We were actually here a few summers ago, but I can't rate back that far. The summer weather was so hot and dry. We headed up the tram and it got cooler and cooler, then there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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ustravelermom
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66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were actually here a few summers ago, but I can't rate back that far. The summer weather was so hot and dry. We headed up the tram and it got cooler and cooler, then there was more and more vegetation. Finally, we stepped out on this beautiful mountain setting with forests and trails to hike. It was like finding... More 

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Ballwin, Missouri
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65 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We decided to drive around San Jacinto and a pleasant drive it is. Plenty of interesting scenery to admire. We took hwy 74 out of the valley to 243 which went through Idylwild, a nice little town that we'd consider staying overnight in the future.. Remainder of the trip of 90 or so miles total took us to interstate 10... More 

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Leeds
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162 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hop off the tram and the wonderful San Jacinto Mountain awaits you. There's lovely trails that offer you a change to explore with relative ease, follow the tracks from notch to notch and prepare to have your breath taken away by the superb views.

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San Diego, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to do this at least once! The tram ride is a quick 11 minutes and picks up elevation to get you to the top in no time at all. The construction of the aerial tram system is quite interesting. The first time I went I felt like I entered Narnia. I went from the desert floor to a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the drive to the lookouts. And the views are breathtaking. Always a must see when I am in Palm Springs. Such a different perspective coming from the East Coast.

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Odessa, Texas
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is accessible via the Palm Springs Tram & is about 30 degrees cooler than at the bottom & 1' of snow today - many people are playing in the snow- well worth the money to get here

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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84 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We reached the mountain via the Palm Springs Tram in December, although you can also drive there. The temps were right at freezing (usually about 30 degrees below the valley temps), but we had a sunny day so it was very pleasant walking with gloves and a sock hat. The view s of the desert below are fantastic, as are... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The aerial ride up is an attraction in itself and that's what we took - ignoring the trail from behind the Palm Springs Art Gallery which advised it would take 8 hours to climb up! That and the fact that two feet of snow had already fallen up there and another two was predicted. Unfortunately between the snow and the... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was definitely worth the expense and the long wait to see! Bring some food with you - there's not a lot to choose from at the area where you wait for the tram and it's expensive. Make sure to bring your hat, mitten and boots - it's cold at the top.

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Alhambra, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very worthwhile. Beautiful, great lodge, fun for the family. Dress for a change in temperature. We bought extra sweaters and socks at the giftshop at the bottom of the mountain.

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