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San Jacinto Mountain

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Address: Mountain Station, Palm Springs, CA
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+1 909-659-2607
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US$119.00*
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Palm Springs Wildlands Preserve Nature Tour
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US$105.00*
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Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Adventure
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US$25.95*
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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

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We took advantage of the tram to the top but... when we went to get our tickets early in the morning we witnessed many people walking the paved path to the tram parking station... read more

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Naperville, Illinois
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Naperville, Illinois
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took advantage of the tram to the top but... when we went to get our tickets early in the morning we witnessed many people walking the paved path to the tram parking station. It is quite an incline, but the path is paved and off the road, peaceful and the view is breathtaking.

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Spring Valley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tram ride up the mountain is a little un-nerving, but the view is unbelievable. It is awesome to shoot up 5000 ft and look at how different to terrain is from Palm Springs. It has a snackish station on top and a full restaurant and bar. The food was really good.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the desert view hiking trail and the views were absolutely stunning. The hike was reasonably easy (even with a foot of fresh snow). We wish we had brought sleds, the sledding looked so fun!

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Thank Kaitlyn A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best part of this attraction is the tram ride, an incredibly steep ride with amazing views of the mountain and Palm Springs. Pack a jacket--the temperature drops considerably at the top of the mountain.

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ENGLAND
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been up to mountain top many times,when there is snow and ice,and when sunny weather, Never fails to excite,as a very picturesque trip up on revolving cable car. This top time however,firstly they have started charging $5 to park your car,and wephen we eventually got to tram station,bus driver announced"Happy Christma" you have a 2.5 hour wait to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice contrast with the heat of the desert, make sure you pack a fleece or something warm to wear as the temperature drops quite a bit as you go up (about 12ºC mid october) The 3-4 hours forest walk is wonderful and rejuvenating and quite safe. I'm very glad I got to do it, air is pure and... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best part of this park is getting there. The ariel tram gives great views. We didn't hike the park as we didn't have hiking boots. The outskirts were pretty.

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for an afternoon activity after Christmas and this park was perfect because my teen daughter demanded snow for Christmas. $26 USD per person gets you up the 8000' tram ride and includes park admission. If you are winter hiking bring crampons or snow shoes (we didn't) although you can rent snowshoes at the discovery centre if you... More 

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Hibbing, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rode the tram up and spent an hour or so hiking. Great paths, but a bit icy this time of year. Trail was well marked, but still felt like you were exploring. Beautiful scenery along the trail and at the view points! Definite must see. Dress warm, it was cool and a bit windy. Some hills and rocks, so... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a fantastic ride up on the tramway, the contrast from desert to high alpine environment was apparent. The walk amongst the trees and the views of the desert below was spectacular. There was snow on the ground so we were able to have a bit of snow play. Highly recommended.

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