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Agua Caliente Indian Canyons

Address: S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA
Phone Number: 760 323 6018
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Ranked #5 of 65 Activities in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Deserts, Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Hiking, Horseback riding, Group tours/day tour
Owner description: Considered sacred to the Cahuilla Indians and of historical importance to scientists and nature...
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Type: Canyons, Deserts, Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Hiking, Horseback riding, Group tours/day tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Sonoma, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Nice place to hike, hidden at the end of South Palm Canyon Drive, pretty place to go if you want to hang out with nature.

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North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

the place is great. it could use a face lift though. the pools are great but old looking. the steam and the bath atmosphere is very restful. the fruit bowl and lime water are lovely.

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Minneapolis
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We hiked and walked through the Palm, Andreas and Murray Canyons over two easy days. We came in early when they opened and brought snacks. We left during the hottest time and had lunch at the Smoke Tree shopping center. We came back for shorter hikes in the shade after lunch. I loved everything about the place and thank the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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366 reviews 366 reviews
120 attraction reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Wonderful, spectacular hiking amid beautiful California fan palms and desert and oasis scenery. There are three canyons to hike, and we found the Palm Canyon to be the most interesting and challenging. At $9 per person ($7 senior), the price of admission is reasonable. But I thought the fee charged to a bicyclist we saw should have been lower or... More 

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Ambler
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went here Christmas Day 2014. Our plan was Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, since it was about the only thing open on Christmas. However when we got there around noon, there was a back up all the way to the highway. People were out of their cars and the word that spread was that they were so packed that it... More 

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
38 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

On the advic of the person at the gate we went to the local grocery store and picked up a picnic lunch. We ate by the river, watched the humming birds and enjoyed the views. The short waterfall hike was a good place to take pictures, and the palm oasis makes a terrific photo sphere... If your camera can do... More 

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Nisswa MN
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112 reviews 112 reviews
33 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Wonderful hiking opportunities. Give this a try with your family. Trails are user friendly for beginners.

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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The trail was well maintained and a pleasant hike, and not too crowded even though we went on a popular trail. We got a $1 discount because we kept the bracelets from Tahquitz Canyon.

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Reno, Nevada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Entry fee is per person, not per carload, making this an expensive hiking location. There is a giftshop at the end of the parking lot. The trail from the parking lot to the trailhead is steep. There is no water available at the trailhead, and only portapotty restrooms. The Palm Canyon hike is short, along a stream, with majestic Palm... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

For almost 15 years we've been visiting Palm Springs at least once a year. We always go on a hike or two on the Agua Caliente land. Indian Canyons and Palm Canyons hikes are both gorgeous and not too difficult. Do visit them both.

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