The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway constructed in rugged Chino Canyon on the north edge of Palm Springs – about two hours by car from Los Angeles and San Diego – did not just happen. It required foresight, planning, financing and, most of all a vision. For years, it was the dream of a young electrical engineer named Francis F. Crocker to “go up there where it’s nice and cool”.
More than 12 million people have been safely transported by the Tramway into the majestic mountains overlooking the Coachella Valley since the attraction opened in September 1963.
Today visitors make the trip to enjoy the views. Our guided nature walks are a wonderful way to learn about the natural environment at the Top of the Tram. There is no charge for this one-of-a kind experience.
Within the Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness are 54 miles of hiking trails which should be sufficient to satisfy the appetite of the most avid outdoor enthusiast. Trails range from the awe-inspiring five and one-half mile trek to the 10,834 foot peak of San Jacinto to the just over one mile nature walk through picturesque Long Valley, located just behind the Tram’s Mountain Station.
In cool weather winter activities are available:
One Tramway Rd.
Palm Springs, CA. 92262
For more information visit Palm Springs Aerial Tram
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Camp-California is concerned about the health and safety of our campers and adventurers. While camping and outdoor activities do offer the ability to self-isolate, we are encouraging all California residents and travelers to shelter in place until further notice. We recognize that getting outdoors is what you do best, and we will be here to reacquaint you with nature once we're cleared for adventure again!
Most private parks are open with 14-day minimums. If you are a full-time RVer looking to shelter in place, a member of the traveling medical profession, or a utility worker looking for a park please call our office and we can connect you with an appropriate location.