Take a Ride On the Palm Springs Tramway
If you plan on visiting or stopping by this part of the State, then you must include the The Palm Springs Tramway In California into your travel plans. We did just that while passing thru in our Recreational Vehicle on our way to the Nascar Races in Phoenix, Arizona. This major attraction is definitely worth the visit!
The Ride and View at the Top is Spectacular! 😀
Check out this short video clip giving you a sample of what to expect on this amazing ride!
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A View from the Heavens in the Palm Springs Tram
Enjoy a wonderful ten minute journey in the world’s biggest rotating tram car, making your way 2 ½ miles to an elevation of 8,516 feet! As you make your way up the mountain, the tram car will rotate a full 360 degrees, two times, so no one misses anything on the way up and down.
One of the Original Older Tram Cars
As well, as the landscape changes as you ascend, so does the terrain. As a matter of fact, you will pass along 5 unique life zones. Starting low in the Mexican Sonoran Desert all the way to a beautiful Alpine Setting at the top, where the air is fresh and the smell of the forest surrounds your senses.
Not to Mention the Breathtaking View! 🙂
Centrally Located and Easy Access Year Round
Spectacular View from the Top
I certainly recommend and believe this is one of the Palm Springs attractions that you simple must take in when visiting this special area of California. It was our first visit here and I happened to come across one of the attractions colorful brochures located in one of the tourist centers we stopped at on our way to Phoenix, Arizona.
I was surprised by the size of the tram, the unique revolving cars and the elevation it takes you to.
One of the Tram Cars Descending Down the Mountain
I was sold and we simply had to go! It was recommended that we attend about an hour before sunset, where we can ascend the mountain in the daytime, enjoy the beautiful sunset and changing colors at the top of the mountain and then make our way down in darkness, enjoying the lights of the City and surrounding area.
It worked out just perfect!
Attending in early November, was also a perfect time of year to take in the attraction. October and November is an excellent time of year to visit the area and tram, keeping just ahead of the winter rush arriving for Christmas and in January.
Looking Down at the City of Palm Springs, California
Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area Awaits You
Shortly after arriving at Mountain Station at the very top, we stepped outside and discovered a path outside that led to the entrance of …
Mt. San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area
Here, you can hike and even camp within the 14,000 acres of pristine wilderness from the top of the summit. Enjoy self-guided walks and hikes along well marked trails, guided nature walks and other various organized activities for the outdoor enthusiast!
As you take in the breathtaking scenery and mountain air, the Mountain Station offers a variety of conveniences for you to enjoy during your stay at the top.
These include …
Outdoor decks and viewpoints to capture every view possible
A relaxed and casual cafeteria offering a wide variety of snacks, sandwiches, salads, desserts refreshments and much more.
A friendly sit down ‘Lounge’ where you can enjoy alcoholic beverages and appetizers.
Peak’s Restaurant for fine dining with view that is second to none!
A small Movie theater where you can learn about the building of the tramway as well as information about the Park and Wilderness area.
Natural exhibits displayed for your enjoyment.
Gift and Adventure center
Palm Springs Tramway Mountain View Observation Deck
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is definitely an attraction that you and your family members will love! The next time you happen to be in this part of the world, I highly recommend you add this world re-known adventure into your travel plans. For more complete information, hours of service, ticket prices and much more, be sure to visit their official website at …
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