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Agua Caliente Indian Canyons

S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA
760 323 6018
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Ranked #6 of 64 Attractions in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Deserts, Hiking Trails, Parks
Activities: Hiking, Horseback riding, Group tours/day tour
Traveler Description: There are several great hikes and trails and a Trading Post within the Agua Calient Indian Canyons, including the most popular Palm Canyon Trail.  To... more »
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Cambridge, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We spent the better part of a day here. You can hike a little or a lot. We went somewhere in between. Very interesting. This oasis looks just like the ones you see in the movies. They really do exist! Two days after we hiked it, it was closed do to flash flooding. Good timing on our part (lucky). You... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We wanted to visit today, Monday, Sept 8th but it's only open on weekends until the end of September :(

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Put your sneaks on and head up the trail! There is a beautiful visual treat at the top. Challenging but not to daunting hike with scenery abound. Easy to follow and well marked trails. Wonder kind and informative staff at the base station. Take a little over an hour -- but a great visual and physical work out. Loved this... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Our kids love to wear sandals or watershoes and explore this oasis along the creekbeds. There are a few great pools for wading, and we've even seen a few frogs. There are always dragonflies and birds enjoying the shady canyons. It's also a great place for taking photos or sitting on a rock and painting a watercolor.

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Springboro, Ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The canyons are beautiful & not to be missed. We enjoyed a 4 mile hike even in mid-July. There are cold drinks at the Ranger station but don't expect much in the way of food.

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We visited the area in July when temperatures are high. Our Andreas Canyon hike was in cooling shade for most of the morning walk. At one point, you can see rock homes that blend with the mountainside. The homes are part of the Andreas Canyon Club established in 1923 on Southern Pacific Railroad land. The stream and palms are beautiful... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a wonderful area to hike (or just walk about). The trails are set up for many different fitness levels. Or you can stay at the visitor center and take in a chat with a park ranger. Lots of things to do in a very interesting setting.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Pick a trail in the Indian Canyons....they are beautiful. If you speak with a ranger or someone in the office, they will give you maps and guidance regarding the difficulty of each trail. There is a trading post with snacks and restrooms near the largest oasis.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This stunning and varied landscape captivated us on our first visit, and we just kept coming back as we couldn't get enough. There are many different trails, all with hugely different landscapes. From barren desert mountain ridges in the baking sun to shaded river beds framed with huge shaggy palm trees. The humming birds at the Trading Post are just... More

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Indianapolis, IN
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45 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

There is a stream that runs through this canyon which is not only wonderful to experience but provides a distinctly different habitat. We also went to the Trading Post but it was so windy that there weren't as many hummingbirds at the feeder as there normally are.

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