“Situated on 195.742 acres of rugged mountain”
The Wyler Aerial Tramway at Franklin Mountains State Park features an aerial cable car situated on 195.742 acres of rugged mountain and rock formations on the east side of the Franklin Mountains. Visitors can purchase tickets at the tramway station to ride a gondola that will transport them to the top of Ranger Peak. The Swiss made gondolas travel on a 2,600 feet long, 1 3/8 inch diameter steel cable. While waiting to depart, the visitor can view part of the machinery and mechanism of the system through a window located on the south side of the base station. On the smooth ride to the top, the cabin attendant will describe the different cacti and rock formations along the way. Abundant wildlife, including reptiles, birds and insects, offer exciting viewing opportunities. The 4 minute ride soars above a vast canyon that is 240 feet deep in some places.
The hours are wrong. The tramway is only open on weekends.
The park website says an adult roundtrip ride is $8.
The website says a round trip for an adult over 13 y/o is $8.
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Wyler Aerial Tramway
- Fri, Sat: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- Sun: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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