Palm Springs Tramway: The World’s Largest Rotating Tramcar
If you are heading to Palm Springs and want some real touristy fun, visit the Palm Springs Tramway. Believe it or not, the Palm Springs Tramway has the world’s largest rotating tramcar. It’s a tourist attraction that is fun for all ages.
The tram takes you for a 10-minute ride for 2.5 miles that begins at Valley Station and ends up at Mountain Station at an elevation of 8,516 feet with beautiful views of the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa mountains.
At the top, you will find yourself in the Mount San Jacinto State Park where you can hike, go horseback riding, camp, and sightsee for as long as your little heart desires.
In the Winter, visitors that aren’t used to snow can visit the top of the mountain to ski, sled, snowshoe, and have a snowball fight with friends and family. Then, they can go back down the mountain and say goodbye to winter just like that. Now, this Michigander loved that option!
It is forty degrees colder at the top and a completely different universe. Traveling on the tram allows you to soar through four different temperate zones that is analogous to traveling from Africa to Alaska.
The views are spectacular and a must-see! The Palm Springs Tramway cars depart almost every half hour from 10 a.m., Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. weekends. The last car up is 8 p.m. while the last car down is at 9:45 p.m. Click here to purchase your tram tickets.