Palm Springs Aerial Tramway: Ascend San Jacinto Mountains
1,268 Ratings
Palm Springs
Experience the thrill of ascending the San Jacinto Mountains on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Escape the desert heat and enjoy the cool climate of the pristine wilderness. Don't miss this unforgettable adventure in Southern California!
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
  • San Jacinto Mountain - San Jacinto Mountain
What's Included
  • Round-trip tram ride
  • Timed tickets for next available tram on a first-come, first-serve basis
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Parking ($15.00 per vehicle)
Additional Information

When the summer sun blazes, an ideal activity in Palm Springs is to escape the parched desert terrains by riding the Aerial Tramway, ascending 5,873 feet into the crisp atmosphere of the San Jacinto Mountains. Step aboard the planet’s biggest revolving tramcars and ascend into an untouched wilderness! It’s genuinely one of the most exciting experiences Southern California has to offer!

  • Please present voucher to the ticket office. Tickets will be timed for the next available tram car as a first come first serve basis.
  • The Tramway is subject to delays and periodic shutdowns due to unforeseen circumstances and is not responsible for ticket refunds or the inability to redeem a voucher
  • Tramway cars hold 80 people each and there are no seats. Passengers remain standing throughout the journey up the mountain
  • Distance is approximately 12,800 feet, with a vertical ascent of 5,873 feet - 15 minutes travel time one way
  • The tramway is known as a double reversible type of aerial tramway. Each car remains on one pair of track cables moving up and down without turning around. Each car serves as a counter balance to the other, the descending car is helping pull the ascending car up the mountain
  • Strollers are permitted on this tour
  • During holiday periods, you may experience long lines. We recommend you travel outside of these peak times to fully enjoy everything the tramway and mountain have to offer.
  • There is parking in 13 paved lots near Valley Station. There is free shuttle service from parking lots to Valley Station entrance available weekends and holiday periods
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
1 Tramway Rd,
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Jun 10, 2024
In an other world - Beautiful travel with a lot of trails to walk when up. It was so hot downtown that it was a breeze to spend time up. A lot of shade and a ranger’s station very helpful
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Jun 9, 2024
Incredible and just amazing remarkable views!!!! - This was 100% the highlight of my trip. The views will literally take your breath away!! It’s a MUST do as far as I am concerned and not to be missed 🥰❤️
Review provided by Viator
Jun 8, 2024
Adventure to Nature - Beautiful views great experience. I recommend to all nature and adventure lovers. Fun for all ages for sure
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Jun 7, 2024
#1 for a reason! - Words cannot describe the beauty of what you see on the tram and when you get up to 8516 feet!! You can see the mountain and all its beauty so closely on the ride, and arrive in a forest primeval. And then, you can grab a drink looking out over mountain forests and the Coachella valley. I’m afraid of heights, so was scared to go, but the ride is smooth and I did not get scared at all.
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Jun 6, 2024
Swinging - The rocking of the shuttle at each of the main masts. The views are outstanding ,and enjoyed a great meal at the restaurant
Review provided by Viator
Jun 6, 2024
Amazing views - We rode the Tramway with our two teenage sons and had a great time! The views were fantastic and it was a fun experience. I highly recommend it if you’re touring Palm Springs!
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Jun 5, 2024
Top of the world - Exhilarating but completely safe 2 1/2 mile up the side of a mountain that provides with spectacular views!!
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Jun 5, 2024
Tram of a lifetime - Wow, what an incredible trip! I’m so grateful for everything that we experienced on the tram in Palm Springs. We will do it again.
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Jun 4, 2024
Loved it but wish we spent more time at the top - It was gorgeous and so much COOLER up there than in the city! We only wished we had allotted more time to wander around at the top.
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Jun 3, 2024
Tramway - Loved Everything! Breathtaking views😍 highly recommend to eat at the peak restaurant. Thanks to viator, so easy.
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up to 10 guests
1 Adult
July 2024