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Address: Mountain Station, Palm Springs, CA
Phone Number: 909/659-2607
Activities: Cross-country skiing, Snow-shoeing
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What a View!

Stunning going up and down. A must if your in the area with time to spare. It is a thrill watching the changes as you ride the Tram. Take a long walk and enjoy the natural... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Phoenix Arizona
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180 reviews 180 reviews
31 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Stunning going up and down. A must if your in the area with time to spare. It is a thrill watching the changes as you ride the Tram. Take a long walk and enjoy the natural beauty. If you have trouble with stairs or hiking plan on enjoying the view from the look out platform.

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Taking the tramway in 2010 convinced us that it was something to share so when son and family came to Palm Springs in March 2015, we made sure to add it to their plans. Great experience and of special interest to photography buffs.

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Mukilteo, WA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Great places to hike and provides an escape from the heat in the city. The ride up in the tramway is an adventure too.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

So glad we took the time to explore the park. The views were gorgeous and we saw a lot of wildlife. There were patches of snow still present in summer. The only downside was that the trails were not well marked and we did get lost for awhile. Could have quickly turned into a not so great experience. Take a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Top of the mountain via the Tram is just breath taking with awesome view of the desert valley. Very well marked trails for the whole family.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We did the round valley trail, which was a very nice hike, and with the snow and ice was a stark contrast to the 100F in Palm springs. To do the trail you must registre with the local rangers, who can also tell you about the trail conditions, the trail to the top was very icy when we visited so... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Take the gondola to the top and hike around the 40 miles paths, then have dinner in the restaurant while sunset.

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Boca Raton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Mt. San Jacinto provides a cool relief to the heat of the desert below. There are wonderful hiking trails right off of the tram station that are easy and provide beautiful vistas of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Adventure Hummer Tours was an excellent way to see the high and low surrounding desert and San Andreas fault line.

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This excellent state park is located at the top of the mountain and you can arrive either via a long, challenging hike, or a short ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. In the interest of time and preservation of knee cartilage, we chose the latter route to the top. The park itself is wonderful. From the tram station, you... More 

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