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. Extended summer hours.
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 for annual maintenance from Monday, September 12, 2016 through Friday, September 30, 2016. Scheduled re-opening is Saturday, October 1, 2016.