A vacation in Palm Desert can completely change your perspective – and that’s especially true when you take a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway! Located a short drive from Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, this gateway to the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument will provide you with a completely new view of the Coachella Valley.
Grab your whole family and head for a relaxing ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. The world’s largest rotating tramcar and a historical civil engineering landmark, this Palm Springs attraction was built in 1963 and has transported more than 12 million people into the mountains for scenic views and outdoor adventures. Board at Valley Station, and then get your camera ready for a picture-perfect 10-minute ascent as the tram climbs nearly 6,000 feet up the cliffs of Chino Canyon to Mountain Station.
At the top, you’ll find 54 miles of trails in Mt. San Jacinto State Park for hiking – along with picnic tables, a Ranger Station, and more. And in the winter, the Adventure Center is your destination for cross-country skiing! Mountain Station also offers two distinctive dining options where you can relax and refuel over breathtaking views of the Coachella Valley. Enjoy a fine-dining menu that showcases local ingredients at Peaks restaurant, or grab a quick bite at the cafeteria-style Pines Café.
You can buy tickets for the Palm Springs Aerial Tram online to print at home, or you can stop by the Valley Station Ticket Booth. For more information or for help planning your Palm Desert vacation, contact Rancho Las Palmas. Our Guest Experience staff is full of great ideas to help you take your Palm Springs trip to new heights! 760-862-4518