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The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world’s largest rotating tram car—travels over two-and-one-half miles along the cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting visitors to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area. During this ten-minute journey, tram cars rotate slowly, offering spectacular vistas of the valley below.
At the Tram’s Mountain Station—elevation 8,516 feet and 30 degrees cooler than the desert floor—dine in two restaurants, enjoy viewpoints, hike over 50 miles of trails, watch two documentary films or visit the natural history museum. Overnight camping is available with advance reservation.

In the winter (snow conditions permitting), enjoy snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in an Alpine wonderland.

Hiking trails are abundant in Palm Springs. From easy walking trails to difficult terrain, the outdoor enthusiasts will experience spectacular mountain vistas, waterfalls, natural streams, rocky gorges and unusual rock formations. The pristine desert air mixed with giant palm trees and an alpine wilderness create the perfect setting of natural desert beauty.

Mount San Jacinto stands 10,834 feet above sea level, and is the second highest mountain range in Southern California. Mt. San Jacinto State Park offers 54 miles of hiking trails located within a 13,000 acre pristine wilderness, one of the last in California. Trails can also accessed by the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Mountain Station or


Nestled in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, California, is the Agua Caliente Casino. Just moments away are the boutiques and galleries, hotels, and restaurants that make Palm Springs one of California’s most adored resort getaways. Agua Caliente Casino offers an action-packed, 24-hour casino with slots, table games, high-limit gaming, and a gorgeous live music lounge in a setting that is stylish, yet comfortable. Agua Caliente Casino is also home to the area’s only fully enclosed, non-smoking slot room
When it’s time to take a break from the action, a variety of popular restaurants are right off the casino floor. Steps from the fabled Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs is one of the city’s best-kept secrets in fine dining: The Steakhouse at Agua Caliente Casino, honored with the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.


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