Guided Nature Walks Also Begin On Holiday Weekend at Tramway

PALM SPRINGS — The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, one of the Coachella Valley’s most popular tourist destinations, will operate with extended hours on Memorial Day.

The first car up on Monday, May 31 will be at 8 a.m., the last car up will be at 6 p.m. and the last car down will be at 8 p.m.

Tramway Extends Hours for Memorial Day

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Also, Guided Nature Walks by Mt. San Jacinto State Park Volunteers resume May 29 and continue Saturdays and Sundays through September 5. These walks feature a choice of two easy trails–the Desert View Trail, a 1½-mile route beginning at 11:00 a.m. and the Long Valley Nature Trail, a ¾-mile loop beginning at 1:30 p.m. No advance registration is required and there is no charge. Walks begin at the bottom of the concrete ramp.

“We are very happy the State Park is resuming their guided summer nature walks on Memorial Day Weekend,” says Tramway General Manager Nancy Nichols. “What better way to enjoy the great outdoors than a forest walk at the top of the Tram!”

About Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is the world’s largest rotating tram car. Opened in 1963, the Tram’s 80-passenger cars travel along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon from the Valley Station (elevation 2,643 ft.) to the Mountain Station (elevation 8,516 ft.) in approximately 10 minutes. Tickets are $26.95 for adults, $24.95 for seniors (65+) and $16.95 for children (3-10). For more information, please call 888-515-TRAM or 760-325-1391, or visit


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