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Complete Guide to Exploring Mount Jacinto State Park

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You’re in for a breathtaking experience at the end of a spectacular aerial tram ride from Palm Springs to San Jacinto State Park, 6000 feet above sea level. A pristine wilderness of 14,000 acres of alpine forests, mountain meadows, craggy granite peaks averaging 10,000 feet in elevation, and San Jacinto Peak, an up-thrust of weathered granite rising 11,000 feet above sea level, is spectacular. It’s an experience of the senses – astounding vistas, cool temperatures, the scent of pines. Its quiet calm transcends the everyday hustle of the valley far below.

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10 Best Outdoor Activities in Palm Springs

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Finding outdoor activities in and around the sun-drenched desert oasis of Palm Springs is a natural. Three hundred- fifty days of sunshine and blue skies, breathtaking desert-hued views, and lovely palm tree lined streets, make a Coachella Valley get-away an ideal place for outdoor fun.  There’s something for everyone, from invigorating hikes through mountain canyons to laid-back alfresco dining.

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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Coupon

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The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is a breath-taking attraction, not to be missed. Climbing up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon, the ride begins in the northern section of Palm Springs, and lifts passengers up to the summit in the St. Jacinto Mountains, elevation 8,516 feet.

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The Tramway was envisioned in 1935 by electrical engineer Francis Crocker as a way to escape the heat of the valley, and it still serves that purpose today, offering visitors to the desert area a chance to, as Crocker used to say, “go up there where it’s nice and cool.” The steep canyon posed construction and access challenges that were met by an innovative use of helicopters, which were used to haul the men and the materials needed to construct the Tramway’s towers and summit station.

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