Palisades Tahoe Aerial Tram Rides

Palisades Tahoe Aerial Tram Rides

1990 Squaw Peak Road
Olympic Valley, California 96146
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Local Phone: (800) 403-0206

Squaw's aerial tram carries stand-up passengers up 2,000 feet of vertical to High Camp, a recreation complex at 8,200 feet. The ten-minute scenic ride ascends over majestic granite rock formations and offers expansive views of the beautiful Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe.

Up top, wide-open meadows provide great terrain for scenic hiking.

Hike up to snow patches that persist through summer or down to Shirley Lake, whose clear, cold water is irresistible to dogs who like to swim.

Allow about three hours for the 5-mile hike from High Camp to the base area, or four hours for the hike up. If you hike up, you can download on the tram for free.

Dogs must be leashed while on the cable car, inside any buildings or facilities and on the trails. Remember to bring lots and lots of water for both of you.

If you'd like to use the pool and hot tub complex, have someone in your party walk the canines around the fenced area to a gate in the back corner and tie them there. Snag a table on the other side of the gate for easy access.

Summer sun can be intense, so bring a shade umbrella if you have one to provide your dog with a comfortable place to rest—and don't forget to bring a water bowl!

Bonnie waiting outside the gate at Squaw Valley pool

Dogs are welcome to curl up under their owners' chairs at the outdoor restaurant just outside the pool area, or you can tie them to the fence at the side.

Dogs on leash are allowed at most outdoor summer events in The Village at Palisades Tahoe. Check their event calendar and plan to bring your furry friends along for live music, beer tastings, and outdoor festivals.

Dogs are not allowed on the Aerial Tram during ski operations.

Fallen Leaf Lake. Photo Credit: @carenandatka
Fallen Leaf Lake. Photo Credit: @carenandatka
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