About Palm Springs
Ascend 2 1/2 miles to Mt. San Jacinto State Park, a pristine wilderness of 14,000 acres, aboard the World’s largest rotating tramcars, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. The construction of the tram has been labeled the “eighth wonder of the world.” What a View!
More Information on Palm Springs
The Tramway covers 2 1/2 miles and boasts the World’s largest rotating Tramcars. The temperature differential between the valley floor and the top of the Tram is usually about 30 degrees. At the top of the Tram is Mt. San Jacinto State Park, a pristine wilderness of 14,000 acres.
Construction of the Tramway was an engineering challenge and was soon labeled the “eighth wonder of the world.” The superlative was earned because of the ingenious use of helicopters in erecting four of the five supporting towers. Some 20 years later, the Tramway was designated a historical civil engineering landmark.
Mt. San Jacinto State Park offers 54 miles of hiking trails located within a 14,000 acre pristine wilderness, one of the last in California. All trails are accessed by exiting the Tram’s Mountain Station and descending a concrete pathway approximately .3 miles to Long Valley. In Long Valley there are picnic tables, water, Ranger Station, flush toilets and some easy trails.
Guided Nature Walks
Our guided nature walks which are available in the summer months are a wonderful way to learn about the natural environment at the Top of the Tram. There is no charge for this one-of-a kind experience.
Spectacular views combined with delectable food provide the perfect dining experience. There are two dining options at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway: Peaks – a fine dining experience with a breathtaking view of the Coachella Valley. and Pines – a casual caf. Both restaurants are open for lunch and dinner. The Lookout Lounge is a full cocktail bar offering a variety of alcoholic beverages and appetizers and is located on the same level as the restaurants.
Palm Springs Terrific Tidbits
Browse our Travelin’ Fun page for trip tidbits, check out our favorite book on Palm Springs or spend some time reading through our Palm Springs blog! We love Palm Springs and hope you do too!