The Wyler Aerial Tramway is located at the Franklin Mountains State Park is worth taking a look at. The tramway consists of traveling in a Swiss made gondola about half mile up Ranger Peak. From the top of Ranger Peak you can see glimpses of three nations and two nations. The ride is only about 15 minutes and the cost is a nominal $ 7.00 for adults and $ 4.00 for persons 12 years or under. Actually getting to the parking lot from Alabama Avenue is almost as exciting as the ride up the mountain. A very steep road lifts you extremely quickly up to the parking lot from the surrounding area. Two rides for the price of one!
The tramway is only open Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the winter during normal daylight hours.
TIP: Since the area is often cold and windy, if you want to warm up, go to the restrooms adjacent to the tramway for a very warm and toasty place.
Wyler Aerial Tramway
An exciting tramway to view 7000 square miles which covers three states and TWO countries (USA and Mexico).
You can even see the Hueco Mountains and the White Sands of New Mexico which we enjoyed earlier during the week!! Great! Excellent!
So we headed out up to the tram which also boasts that the elevation is at 5,632 at the southern edge of the Franklin Mountains. The ride climbs 940 ft.
The Summit at Ranger Peak includes an observation deck, gift shop, and exhibit panels and adults pay only $7, and kids below 12 at $4! Very affordable compared to other trams I’ve been on!
Then, as we were about to enter the road leading to the tram – STOP! It was a Tuesday! Dang, the tram operates only from Thursdays- Mondays!!! You have to call to make sure they are open – sometimes, there are repairs going on as well…