PALM SPRINGS TRAMWAY
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The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (www.pstramway.com), constructed in rugged Chino Canyon on the north edge of Palm Springs , did not just happen. It required foresight, planning, financing and, most of all a vision. It was the dream of a young electrical engineer named Francis F. Crocker to “go up there where it’s nice and cool”. 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 Mt. San Jacinto 10,834 feet high. 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.
Experience the world’s largest rotating Tramcars at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
The Tram’s 80-passenger cars rise over 2 1/2 miles to a scenic wonderland.