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Ginther, Mary Jo
Director of Tourism, Palm Springs Visitor's Center
277 N Avenida Caballeros, 277 N Avenida Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.778.8415 phone 1
760.778.4102 fax

Hudgens, Mark
Superintendent, CA State Parks
25905 Highway 243, PO Box 308, Idyllwild, CA 92549 USA
951.443.2411 phone 1
951.940.5660 phone 2
951.940.5669 fax

Lopez, Janice
Film Permit Officer, City of Palm Springs
3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.323.8272 phone 1
760.323.8299 phone 2
760.323.8279 fax

Stethem, Stephanie
Film Commissioner, Riverside County Film Commission
3403 10th Street, Suite 400, Riverside, CA 92501
951.955.2044 phone 1
951.295.8666 mobile

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Site Condition: Starting in Chino Canyon near Palm Springs, the tram takes passengers from Valley Station at 2,643 feet elevation to Mountain Station on the edge of the wilderness, elevation 8,516 feet. The Mountain Station features a restaurant, gift shop, snack bar, and the state park visitor center. In Long Valley, a short walk from the station, you will find the Long Valley Ranger Station, a picnic area with barbecue stoves and restrooms, a ski center, a self-guiding nature trail, and Desert View Trail which offers panoramas of the high country including several peaks over 10,000 feet in elevation. You can also enter the hiking trail system from this point. >>>>

General Notes: updated 10.19.2015 ss / 10.4.2017 lm


Within 30-mile Zone: N/A

State Property: N

Closed / Vacant: N

Location Details

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

United States / Palm Springs, California
Location ID: #10090228
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world’s largest rotating tram car—travels over two-and-one-half miles along the cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting visitors to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area. During this ten-minute journey, tram cars rotate slowly, offering spectacular vistas of the valley below.

At the Tram’s Mountain Station—elevation 8,516 feet and 30 degrees cooler than the desert floor—dine in two restaurants, enjoy viewpoints, hike over 50 miles of trails, watch two documentary films or visit the natural history museum. Overnight camping available with advance reservation.
In the winter (snow conditions permitting), enjoy snowshoeing or cross-county skiing in an Alpine wonderland.
Meeting and banquet space is available for private events of up to 275 people.

Location Category:

  • NATURAL LANDSCAPES / PARKS - Federal Parks / National Parks;
  • TRANSPORTATION - [General];
  • TRANSPORTATION - Funiculars / Tramways / Incline Railways

Location Address

1 Tram Way
Palm Springs, California 92262
County: Riverside
Region: *Southern
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