Palm Springs Aerial Tram
An inspiring attraction since it opened in 1963, the Palm Springs Aerial Tram offers access to year-round recreation in the San Jacinto Mountains. The tramway ascends 2½ miles, offering spectacular views of the valley floor and the city lights of Palm Springs. The Palm Springs Aerial Tram operates year-round, with exception to an annual scheduled maintenance closure for two weeks in the fall. Visitors who ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tram will find many fun things to do at the top, including hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and dining.
Hotel near the Palm Springs Aerial Tram.
Experience the Palm Springs desert floor from an intriguing vantage point 2 ½ miles above the valley. The Palm Springs Aerial Tram is one of the top attractions located near Doral Desert Princess Resort. Enjoy a day of hiking to the summit of Mt. San Jacinto in the summer or snowshoeing pristine mountain trails in the winter. Or, plan a romantic dinner for two at the tram's fine dining restaurant. Reserve your Doral Desert Princess Resort hotel room online for the best rates on hotels near the Palm Springs Aerial Tram.
Palm Springs Aerial Tram Restaurants.
Casual and fine dining are available at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tram. Peaks Restaurant is a fine dining restaurant specializing in California cuisine with ingredients from the local Coachella Valley. The Pines Café offers cafeteria-style dining with a family-friendly ambiance. Peaks Restaurant and The Pines Café are open for lunch and dinner. Visitors who want to enjoy desert views and their favorite beverage will find choice opportunities at The Lookout Lounge.
Palm Springs Aerial Tram Activities.
Aside from the exciting tram ride, the Palm Springs Aerial Tram is the gateway to fun outdoor recreation in the Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness area. Hikers will find 54 miles of trails, including the five-mile trail that leads to the 10,804-foot summit of Mt. San Jacinto. Self- and ranger-guided nature walks are also available. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are invigorating winter activities available at the top of the tram. Equipment rentals are available at the Winter Adventure Center.
Palm Springs Tram Tickets.
The Palm Springs Aerial Tram operates daily, year-round. Tram operations begin at 10am, Monday - Friday, and 8am on weekends and holiday. The last tram car goes up at 8pm and the last car down from the top is at 9:45pm. Tram cars leave the valley floor approximately every half hour. Palm Springs Aerial Tram tickets are $23.95 for adults, $16.95 for children age 3-15 and $21.95 for seniors age 60 or older.