We Loved The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The last time we were in Palm Springs we missed the opportunity to see the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. We went during holiday season- even though we were advised against it, and were turned back, since there was a 4 hour wait. I was disappointed and really had wanted to see it so we decided we'd come back again. We had a 2 hour drive from Quartzsite to get there. Dropping Jakey off at the doggy daycare in Cathedral City while we took the trip up the mountain. ( Cathedral City is only about 12 minutes away from the Tramway).

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway in Palm Springs, California, is the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world. It was opened in September 1963 as a way of getting from the floor of the Coachella Valley to relatively near the top of San Jacinto Peak and was constructed in rugged Chino Canyon. There is so much history about this Tram...which you can read here on Wikipedia.

It's a long way up, and I'm afraid of heights to some extent but it was a great thing to still do for that "bucket list"...I just had Gerry take photos while riding up. On the way down we were in the center of the tram, and people all around us by the windows so we didn't have a great view. So going up or down, make sure you get a window spot at least once! It's a must see spot when in the area. 

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