The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Is Now Open

by Publisher CoachellaValley | February 18, 2021 7:36 pm

The tramway will initially be open on a Thursday-through-Monday schedule, with the first car set to head up at 8 a.m. and the last car down at 6 p.m.

Since 1963, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway[1]—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 Pines Cafe with outdoor seating, the Gift shop, observation decks and the entry point to more than 50 miles of hiking trails.

Riverside County remains in the most restrictive, purple tier of the governor’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy framework.

The tramway’s operator previously said the tramway is within the transportation designation [2]and could remain open under the purple tier, but with modified offerings.

All passengers must make advance reservations, cover their faces while inside the tram or inside the Valley and Mountain stations, and submit to temperature screenings. People must also cover their faces while inside Mount San Jacinto State Park when social distancing is not possible.

Tram car capacities will be significantly reduced to allow for social distancing, and the time between each trip has been lengthened to allow for sanitization of tram cars between trips.

The museum and documentary theaters will remain closed, as will the Peaks Restaurant.

Annual passholders should expect to see their passes extended to match the amount of days the tramway has been shut down.

More information is available at pstramway.com.

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Endnotes:
  1. Since 1963, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway: https://coachellavalley.com/palm-springs-tram-1963/
  2. transportation designation : https://coachellavalley.com/palm-springs-aerial-tramway-allowed-to-remain-open-in-tier-1-designated-as-transportation/
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