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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

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Address: 1 Tramway Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Climb 8,000 feet from the desert to the San Jacinto Mountains, in less than...

Climb 8,000 feet from the desert to the San Jacinto Mountains, in less than 15 minutes, by tram.

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So gorgeous! Loved it all! Just pack a lunch, the food is expensive and unhealthy.

We went when it was snowing and it was breathtaking! The views were unbelievable! I wish there were healthier food options and they weren't so expensive but next time I'll check... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went when it was snowing and it was breathtaking! The views were unbelievable! I wish there were healthier food options and they weren't so expensive but next time I'll check if packing a lunch is allowed.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must do on your trip to the Palm Springs area. The view is simply stunning and if you are lucky enough to travel on a clear day you'll see for miles and miles. One suggestion from the guide books is to travel when the Tram opens in the morning to avoid long, long lines. I agree. Be... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took the tram ride with another couple. Just riding the tram is a fun experience, but the close-up views of the rugged, rocky hillside and the changing vegetation with the gain in elevation are really enjoyable. It's also interesting to look back down the mountain and view the desert floor with its urban sprawl and vast array of wind generators.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The tram ride offers spectacular views of the desert and Palm Springs and would offer great walks at the top - provided the weather is fine. Don't bother to buy food at the cafe at the top though! Suggest you take your own lunch with you. The packages sandwiches are pretty lifeless - the caprese roll ( cheese and tomato)... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a very unique place. Having toured extensively in the Canadian Rockies these mountains are very different. Beautiful granite. Huge lodge pole pine trees at 8700 ft! Keep in mind this a busy attraction so not a pristine experience. Tram is great quality but like many things is the US busy and over crowded.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth spending an hour for this unique view up in the desert mountains. Hiking and trails available or just ride up, take in the views and a snack then head back down.

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Thank Daniel D
Gros Morne National Park, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the tramway this year just as Palm Springs had the largest rainfall in years... Well, with it raining in Palm Springs, it snowed up on the mountain. 4 1/2 feet on one weekend to be exact! Many people were fascinated with the snow which was a blast to see, however, living in the middle of the mountains ourselves... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seems like a great way to experience an incredible view, but sadly we did not have the experience because the wait for tickets was 3 hours. The building on the main highway, the visitors center, does not sell tickets. You must drive up the hill. Parking is not free.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

WOW! is right. But a few tips we found out. If you order your tickets online and are not able to print them, there is a scanner at the turnstile to scan your barcode on your phone. We had booked 11 AM. But the guest service rep suggested we get in the 'purchase ticket line' and change our ride time... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm totally scared of heights so this was out of my comfort zone. That bring said, I really enjoyed the excitement. You feel super safe and it's cool that the floor rotates (you just full views this way). If you're not scared of heights this will just be an interesting trip. A fun way to start our palm springs vacation.

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