Palm Springs Aerial Tram
Desert Hot Springs affords an excellent view of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which is located at the entrance to the Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area. From the start of the 10-minute, 2.5 mile ride through five life zones, visitors are transported from an elevation of 2,643 feet to 8,516 feet.
Activities at the Top of the Tram, where it's nearly 40 degrees cooler than on the desert floor, range from cross country skiing in the winter to hiking in the summer. The park features 54 miles of trails and free guided nature walks.
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is a 10-minute drive from the resorts listed at left.