Family Activities:

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway


Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

1 TramWay Rd., Palm Springs, 92262, CA

Rides aboard what are reputedly the world’s largest rotating Tram cars are only around 10-minutes long one-way, but they’re a lot of fun and very worthwhile. As you zip up above rocky mountainside, you’ll enjoy wonderful views of the valley floor and beyond. By ride’s end, you’ve left the desert behind for the 8,516-foot Mountain Station, surrounded by San Jacinto Mountains greenery (and, in wintertime, likely snow).

At the Station, there’s a small natural history museum that some younger kids might find interesting, as well as a little theater showing videos about the tram and San Jacinto State Park. There’s an onsite restaurant and cafe, and nature trails are nearby. Be prepared for the temperature shift — cooler up top than on the desert floor.

Recent Traveler Reviews

So much fun!

by jvillemom15

If you are claustrophobic or afraid of heights avoid the tramway! If not this is a must do! The ride up and back down is exhilarating. Seems almost straight up and swings when it goes…
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by sdonat1965

Palm Springs Aerial Tram is a must do while visiting Palm Springs. On top is a Great Restaurant and Bar, and Trails to hike with Great Views of the Valley below.