From the Mexican Sonoran desert to the alpine wilderness in 10 minutes flat! Ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and experience this extreme change in scenery matched by a 30 degree temperature difference. During your 2.5 mile journey on the world’s largest rotating tramcar, you’ll quickly reach the Mountain Station at an elevation 8,516 feet. Enjoy the informative documentaries on the history of the Tramway and Jacinto Start Park and Wilderness Area or grab a bite to eat at one of the restaurants, but the highlight of the mountain is the 54 miles of hiking trails. Remember to dress warmly and wear hiking shoes to explore the trails that lead to picture-perfect vistas of the valleys, meadows, and surrounding mountains. A welcome respite from the heat of Palm Springs and a chance to maybe even see snow in the summertime!