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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Admission
from US$25.95*
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Admission
from US$25.95*
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Climb 8,000 feet from the desert to the San Jacinto Mountains, in less than 15 minutes, by tram.
As featured in 3 Days in Palm Springs
1 Tramway Rd, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-1828
+1 760-325-1391
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 31 August 2005

What is not completely clear on first impressions of this feat of engineering is that the cable cars sway. Not a huge amount, but enough to send someone who's scared of heights reeling when you're suspended hundreds of feet above sheer cliff faces. That said...More

28  Thank Wicks
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 November 2006

We went on the tram in November 2006. The price for the tram ride to the top is $21.95 and after 3PM is $18.95. Unless you are planning on a day hike up in the St. Jacinto State Park I would go after 3PM as...More

34  Thank SinCityTraveler
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Reviewed yesterday

Going to the top of the mountain to a height of over 8000 feet on a cable car system is excellerating plus there isn’t a bad place in the car,.........because the car revolves as it goes up. Palm Springs is surrounded by wind turbines, thousands...More

Thank stoulton
Reviewed yesterday

Slighlty stressful rush for everyone to get on the tram and secure window space. Get the little ones close to the glass for sure. Easy for everyone to see out as long as tall people not pressed up to the sides. Short but fun hike...More

Thank Joseph V
Reviewed yesterday

A great experience which takes to to the reserve. this is high up dont make my mistake a turn up in a t shirt, it gets cold. I suggest go early if you fancy a hike, but quiet times in the evening and cheaper if...More

Thank pdchamberlain
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took our 3rd tram ride in October and other reviewers have provided accurate information and descriptions of the ride experience and hiking trails. The price for adults is $25.95 and $23.95 for seniors. We decided to pay the additional $12.00 for the Ride and...More

Thank ManzanitaDuck
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The national park in November was gorgeous and photogenic. Definitely bring a puffer jacket and a scarf. We went around 3:30pm and got the last bit of sun and it was about 5 degrees. Props to the tram driver who knew everyone was cold and...More

Thank janemordi
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went as a group of ten (over 65) and had a great time. Once at the top there are different walking/hiking trails to suit all in our group. There are many wonderful views, the climate is totally different, and there was a place to...More

Thank Debra P
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a very scenic tram ride up and down the mountain. The tram does a 360 spin as it climbs and descends, so you don't get stuck with the same view on the ride. And there is even a rocking motion at some points...More

Thank Damidj
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband & I were not expecting the effect of altitude that we experienced so please be prepared. Not complaining, just wanting to share. The tram trip is quite quick & when we arrived at the top we both felt light headed & nauseous. We...More

1  Thank TravellingMum0f2
Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved the Aerial Tramway. The whole experience was great, especially the way the tramcar floor rotated on the trip up and down the mountain, giving all passengers 360 degree views. The facilities at top and bottom were excellent and we enjoyed the bar at...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This excursion was our favorite in Palm Springs. The view from the top is amazing, and the cooler temperature very welcoming. The history of the building of the tram and the films, information center at the top are also very interesting. If you like to...More

1  Thank Quest08005104673
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2 November 2018|
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Response from Tramway | Property representative |
We sell a very limited amount of tickets online for the holidays. We never sell out here on site and are a 95% walk in business. However, we are very busy on holiday weekends. So, we recommend that you arrive early between 8... More
11 October 2018|
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Response from Tramway | Property representative |
If you come on a regular weekend or weekday, you shouldn't have much of a wait to get on a tram. If you visit on a holiday or holiday weekend, you could have a few hours wait. The time you spend a the top is up to you. I... More
11 October 2018|
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Response from Ernest A | Reviewed this property |
When we went without reservations, we were stuck waiting until about 4 in the afternoon. If I had to do it again, I wouldn't have waited. I'd probably take my kids to Upper Crust Pizza on South Palm Canyon and then go to the... More