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Agua Caliente Indian Canyons

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Address: S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA
Phone Number: 760 323 6018
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Hiking, Horseback riding, Group tours/day tour
Description: Considered sacred to the Cahuilla Indians and of historical importance to...
Considered sacred to the Cahuilla Indians and of historical importance to scientists and nature lovers, these canyons provide a range of outdoor recreational activities for visitors.
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Great Hiking/Stunning Views

We only discovered this attraction towards the end of our vacation in Palm Springs and, due to the September desert heat, only spent about 2.5 hours exploring a fraction of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Vernon, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We only discovered this attraction towards the end of our vacation in Palm Springs and, due to the September desert heat, only spent about 2.5 hours exploring a fraction of the trails. I call it an attraction for want of a better word. It is essentially a series of hiking trails through some of the most beautiful areas of the... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Do yourself a favor, take the guided tour with the Park Ranger. It's so informative! Stories and information that you won't get if you go on your own. Go early on the morning. Dress in layers. Wear a cap or hat, the sun gets really bold while you are there.

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New York, NY
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The Palm Canyon trail is a walk back in time, as you imagine the Agua Caliente indians living along the stream bed and making all their homes, baskets and food from the many palm trees. There is a small fee to enter the canyon area and a long drive to reach the parking area high on a cliff. The ranger... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

There you have it. The reason for my poor ratings. I don't recall any national landmarks to charge an entry fee per person with the exception of parking or to camp on their facility... okay maybe some, but this isn't the Grand Canyon and I didn't see any streets paved of gold or anything spectacular where I thought, "Wow, this... More 

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Folsom, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We hiked Andreas Canyon first in a clockwise direction (we took the smaller loop, maybe just over 1mi in length), which luckily turned out to be the smarter move because the first part is completely in the sun while the second part was completely in the shade so we got to cool down. Somehow we completely missed the cultural site... More 

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Garden Grove, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The hike was pretty easy and it was pretty; however, I didn't like having to pay $12.50 to enter. When asked, the person working the front couldn't tell where the money was going. I would have been more than happy if I could have learned about programs, preservations, etc.. that the money was being used for. The waterfall at the... More 

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White Rock, B.C.
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We enjoyed our hike and the scenery. We were a party of of 4 and all over 70's and found it a wonderful day outing. The vista sites were magnificent.

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Houston
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

My visit began in a confused and congested parking lot with rude drivers. After a descent into a magnificent Palm canyon, I was alerted to the sounds of screaming children playing in the reproduction Indian huts. This area looks overwhelmed by tourists, like so many special places in our country. I cut my visit short to get away from the... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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113 reviews 113 reviews
47 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It is a terrific high desert set of hikes with one of the most spectacular "palm" oases in the world. It tends to get crowded and the hikes are of moderate difficulty but we thoroughly enjoyed it. A bit pricey, our three seniors, one adult and one teenager paid $40 entrance fee, at least the Agua Caliente Indian Tribe is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Well worth the $9/per adult admission which goes to preserving the Indian grounds. Once inside there are 2 parking lots which branch into dozens of trails all of which offer a different biome of the desert and scenery that changes every few feet. We parked at the Indian Trading post (which was kind of lame but there are drinks and... More 

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