by Coachella Valley | May 17, 2016 11:50 pm
That’s right Coachella Valley…..Our very own Palm Spring Aerial Tram Way ranks up there with cable cars from Switzerland, Bolivia, Brazil and even New Zealand! The world’s largest rotating cable car opened in 1963 and connects the floor of the Coachella Valley with the top of Mt. San Jacinto. It’s one of just three rotating cable cars in the world — the others are the Titlis Rotair in Switzerland and the gondola at Table Mountain in South Africa.The tram in Palm Springs was first suggested in 1935, but World War II and the Korean War forced the project to be shelved.Construction eventually started in 1960, with helicopters used to lower parts into place.
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world’s largest rotating tram car—travels over two-and-one-half miles along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. During your approximately ten-minute journey, tram cars rotate slowly, offering picturesque and spectacular vistas of the valley floor below. Once you reach the Mountain Station—elevation 8,516 feet—enjoy two restaurants, observation decks, natural history museum, two documentary theaters, gift shop and over 50 miles of hiking trails.
So if you have not taken a trip up the Tram perhaps now is a good time to see what all the hub-bub is about 🙂
Monday – Friday – First Tram up 10:00am
Saturday, Sunday and holidays – First Tram up 8:00 a.m.
Daily – Last Tram up 8:00 p.m.; last Tram down 9:45 p.m.
Cars depart at least every half hour.
*Available Since May 1
|$75 Adults & Seniors (65+)
$40 Children (ages 3-12)
|Children||$16.95 (ages 3-12)|
|Annual Pass||$160.00 Adults & Seniors (62+)
$90.00 Children (ages 3-12)
|Ride ‘n’ Dine Prices
Prices includes round trip Tram fare and dining in Pines Café. Available after 4pm.
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Buy Tickets here: https://www.pstramway.com/tickets.html
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, One Tram Way, Palm Springs, California, United States; +1 760 325 1449
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