Experience a breathtaking journey aboard the World’s Largest Rotating Tram and travel up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon. Begin your 10-minute ride at the Valley Station and ride 2 miles up to the Mountain Station. In the winter try cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. During summer months hiking and guided nature walks are popular activities. Lunch and dinner are served in Peaks Restaurant and Pines Cafe, a casual restaurant. Enjoy spectacular views, gift shops, a natural history museum and a movie about how the Tramway was built. Open year-round except two weeks in September (call for dates). The first Tram up is 10am weekdays, 8am weekends and holidays; last Tram up 8pm and last Tram down 9:45pm. Cars depart at least every half hour.
Mt. San Jacinto State Park offers 54 miles of hiking trails located within a 14,000 acre pristine wilderness, one of the last in California. All trails are accessed by exiting the Tram's Mountain Station and descending a concrete pathway approximately .3 miles to Long Valley. In Long Valley there are picnic tables, water, Ranger Station, flush toilets and some easy trails.
Just a reminder that the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will be closed to business during its Annual Shut Down for Maintenance of the Tram from Monday, September 8, 2014 through Friday, September 19, 2014. They will reopen on Saturday, September 20, 2014