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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: Group tours/day tour, Hiking, Horseback riding
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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A must visit

We took all of our guests to the Agua Caliente Indian Canyons. They have a great circuit hike around the palm tree oasis that is fun for all levels of hiker. Even if you aren't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Richland, Washington
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Richland, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We took all of our guests to the Agua Caliente Indian Canyons. They have a great circuit hike around the palm tree oasis that is fun for all levels of hiker. Even if you aren't a hiker, the oasis is a must-do stop in Palm Springs.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Nice hike in the canyon, the palm trees are stunning. Plenty of hummingbirds to watch at the trading post.

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Fairmont Hot Springs, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We walked through 1 canyon, it was fantastic! I did not know much about oases or types of palm trees...what a great experience, I definitely want to explore the other canyons next time to Palm Springs area.

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Vernon, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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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
9 helpful votes 9 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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