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  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - Palm Desert

Travel 12,700 feet on a cable car from the desert to an artic/alpine mountain area almost 9,000 feet at the cable mountain station. From the top you can see Palm Springs and many of the nearby towns. There are 54 miles of hiking trails from the station but there are easy marked trails that you can spend a short time on. When we were there in March, the mountain was covered with snow and had a temperature of about 40 when the valley was at about 70. Make sure you have good walking shoes and something to wear for the colder temperature (it's always about 30 degrees colder on the mountain). The cable car holds about 60 to 80 individuals and leaves about every 10 minutes from 10 to 8 during the week and 8 to 8 on weekends. Fare is $21, $19 for seniors and discounted after 3 PM. The ride itself is quite an experience as you see the changes in the mountain as you ascend (the cable car slowly rotates). If you have a major fear of heights, you may not want to do this trip, however, if you stand in the middle of the car you don't have to look down.

Address: 1 Tramway Road, Palm Springs, CA
Directions: Near downtown Palm Springs
Phone: 1-888-515-TRAM

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  • Written Apr 1, 2005
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