Palm Springs, CA 92262
Palm Springs Aerial Tram Information:
Palm Springs Tramway is the one the world’s largest Rotating Tram, is a spectacular 360 scenic ride up mountain looking at Chino Canyon. Start the 10 minute ride at the Coachella Valley Station elevation 2,643 ft. and end at the Mountain Station elevation 8,516 ft. All year round the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is open.
The Palm Springs Aerial Tram constructed in the rugged Chino Canyon on the north edge of Palm Springs did not just happen. It required foresight, planning, financing and most of all vision.
As a young electrical engineer, Francis Crocker’s dream began in 1935 while he was on a trip to Banning, California, with newspaper publisher Carl Barkow. Mopping his brow in the heat of the day, Crocker gazed on longingly at the still snow-capped peak of Mount San Jacinto, 10,834 feet high and longed to “go up there where it’s nice and cool” At that moment, “Crocker’s Folly,” as it was soon dubbed by one newspaper woman, was born – a tramway up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon.
Tram Road Challenge:
Annually for 30 years the Palm Springs Tramway Road Challenge race up the to the tram station. Call the toughest 6k in the world. In 6 kilometer go from close to sea level to elevation 2,643 ft. Runners from all over come to conquer the hill climb. Further information see Tram Road Challenge 2016.
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