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Summer Pass – May 1 through August 31, 2018 Enjoy unlimited Tram rides throughout the Summer.
Military Days – July 1-31, 2018 All military personnel with ID receive free admission.
Public Safety Days – August 1-31, 2018 All qualifying police and fire personnel receive free admission.
Tramway Maintenance Closure
September 10 through September 30, 2018
Tramway is closed for maintenance.

Recreation areas to reopen after Cranston and Ribbon fires

Officials with San Bernardino National Forest today announced a new forest order, which reduces the size of the Cranston Fire Closure Area. The original order on July 28 temporarily closed all U.S. Forest Service lands within both the San Jacinto Ranger District and Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument due to fire activity related to the Cranston and Ribbon fires. The new order, which goes into effect on Saturday, August 4, leaves areas around the Cranston Fire burn area closed.

The new order means the majority of popular hiking trails, campgrounds and roads on the district and national monument will reopen on Saturday. Popular recreational sites that will remain closed include the South Ridge Trail, the South Ridge Road and a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail. Tahquitz Peak Fire Lookout, which can be hiked to from the South Ridge Trail, will remain open with access via the Devils Slide Trail from the Humber Park Trailhead. The lookout itself was not damaged in the fire.

A map of the new Cranston Fire Closure Area can be viewed in the attached documents. The closure order is in effect through July 31, 2019, but its length and footprint may be adjusted as conditions change. Private land and recreational facilities run by other government agencies within the closure area are not affected by this order.

The Cranston Fire is currently at 13,139 acres with 96% containment and the Ribbon Fire grew to 205 acres and was 100% contained on July 30.

To keep updated on the Cranston Fire, check InciWeb and the forest’s social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook.

Cranston Fire Closure Order
Cranston and Ribbon Fire News Release
Cranston Fire Closure Map

Cranston Fire Closure Area announced

Officials with San Bernardino National Forest today announced a forest order creating the Cranston Fire Closure Area. The order temporarily closes all U.S. Forest Service lands within both the San Jacinto Ranger District and Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. The closure is due to hazards presented by the Cranston Fire, as well as the nearby Ribbon Fire, and the forest’s decreased ability to respond to other emergencies.

The order prohibits going into or being upon National Forest System lands, trails and roads. It goes into effect on Saturday, July 28, 2018, and lasts 30 days, but its length and footprint may be adjusted as conditions change.

The district and national monument on the San Bernardino National Forest include over 200,000 acres of Forest Service-managed land, covering major portions of the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa mountains. Private land, such as communities and Indian reservations, within are not closed by this order, however, many remain under mandatory evacuation.

The Cranston Fire is currently at 12,300 acres with 16% containment and the Ribbon Fire is at 200 acres with 45% containment. Over 1,500 firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service, CAL FIRE – Riverside County Fire and other cooperating agencies are working on both fires.

To keep updated on Cranston Fire, check InciWeb and the forest’s social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook.

Download Closure Order
Download Closure Map

PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAMWAY ANNOUNCES “PUBLIC SAFETY DAYS”

Free Tram Admission In August To Those Who Protect Our Communities

For the entire month of August, all qualified public safety employees receive free admission to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway as part of “Public Safety Days.” In addition, up to six of their guests receive 25% off of their regular tram fares.

According to Tramway General Manager Nancy Nichols, “For over a decade, we’ve welcomed active and retired military personnel as part of ‘Military Days’. This year, we’re happy to start a new tradition with ‘Public Safety Days’. Not only is this our way of saying ‘Thank you” to the men and women who so courageously serve our communities, but we hope that a visit to the Tramway will forge new and cherished memories with their friends and families.”

Qualifying personnel include:

  • Fire and police personnel
  • California Highway Patrol
  • County Sheriff Officers
  • Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)

Download full list below

This inaugural program runs August 1-31, 2018 with tickets (only) available at the Tramway’s Valley Station on the day of visit.

Download Qualified Personnel

EXTENDED TRAM HOURS FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY

Tramway Opens 8:00 a.m. July 4th

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will open early on Wednesday, July 4. The first tram car up on the holiday will be 8:00 a.m., the last tram car up will be 8:00 p.m. and the last tram car down will be 9:45 p.m.

Also, “Early Fridays” (8:00 a.m. first tram car up) continue through Labor Day Weekend, as well as extended summer hours (9:00 p.m. last tram car up on Fridays and Saturdays with last tram car down at 10:30 p.m.)

In addition, on Saturday July 7, “Junior Ranger Days” led by MSJSP&W Interpreter Allison Barnes is being held at the base of the Mountain Station’s walkway from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and include such children’s activities as “Leave No Trace” games, “Spin the Wheel” information board and “Meet & Greet” with animal pelts. Additional dates are August 4 and September 1 and 2. No advance registration is required.

And don’t forget to join free guided nature walks on Saturdays and Sundays featuring a choice of two easy trails–the Desert View Trail, a 1½-mile loop beginning at 11:00 a.m. or the Long Valley Nature Trail, a ¾-mile loop beginning at 1:30 p.m. Those interested should meet at the bottom of the cement walkway located just outside the Mountain Station.

Celebrate Independence Day Weekend in the cool Alpine forests at the Top of the Tram!

PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAMWAY PRESENTS “MILITARY DAYS”

U.S. Armed Forces Receive Free Tram Admission throughout July

During the entire month of July, all U.S. military personnel with valid military identification—active, former and retired—receive complimentary admission to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway along with a special gift as part of Military Days. Spouses of deployed military members, as well as widows and widowers, also qualify for the promotion. In addition, up to six of their guests receive 25% off of their regular Tramway fares.

According to Tramway General Manager Nancy Nichols, “For more than a decade, Military Days has been a way of extending our gratitude to the dedicated men and women of the United States Armed Forces— along with their friends and families— for their service and sacrifice.  We are delighted to welcome them back again this July.”

While visiting, Tramway guests enjoy:

Don’t miss out on this annual tradition!