California: Return to Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Sign

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Sign

Rotating Aerial Tramway Car

Rotating Aerial Tramway Car

View Looking Down

View Looking Down

View Looking Up

View Looking Up

Viewing Platform at Mountain Station

Viewing Platform at Mountain Station

View of Coachella Valley

View of Coachella Valley

Mount San Jacinto State Park Forest at Top

Mount San Jacinto State Park Forest at Top

Old Style Tram Car at Base

Old Style Tram Car at Base

One of our favorite things to do in Palm Springs, California, is to ride the aerial tram car up to Mountain Station near the top of Mount San Jacinto (8,516 feet).  The distance between the mountaintop and the desert floor is over 2 miles one way, and the journey takes about 15 minutes.  The circular rotating tram cars are state-of-the-art and were built by Switzerland.  The temperature difference between the top and bottom is quite dramatic.  There aren’t many places where you can hike beside cactus and play in the winter snow – all in the same afternoon!  More info is at: https://www.pstramway.com/about-us/history/  A previous post from 2012 is at: https://naturetime.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/palm-springs-aerial-tramway/

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

7 Responses to California: Return to Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

  1. Pingback: Palm Springs: Aerial Tramway | naturetime

  2. mrsbearfoot says:

    What a great way to spend a warm summer day! Fabulous views!

    • Pam says:

      Thanks! It really is amazing! If you look through binoculars, you can see the extensive wind farms below, and all the way to the mountains of Joshua Tree National Park in the distance.

  3. I love seeing and swimming with the manatee. I visit Florida all the time, Jennie Springs area for scuba diving and along the river are many manatee. Great pictures!

    I noticed your owl, take a look at the Screech Owl box I built.
    Michael 🙂
    http://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/building-a-screech-owl-birdhouse/

    • Pam says:

      We love our manatees. That is a very beautiful area. So glad you get to visit! Your screech owl box is absolutely perfect! 🙂

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