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Address: Palm Springs, CA
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Description: A variety of colors paint the rocks here, giving this unique location its...
A variety of colors paint the rocks here, giving this unique location its name.
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Amazing Geology Rock Formations at Mecca Painted Canyons

I organised a local hiking person to take me on this hike. It was well worth making the connection so I had the guide! I was glad I wasn't there on my own as there are not too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I organised a local hiking person to take me on this hike. It was well worth making the connection so I had the guide! I was glad I wasn't there on my own as there are not too many signs/directions during the trail. I was aware about the possible car thieves and we left vehicle empty. I wish I had... More 

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Redlands, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

We went there this weekend and the hiking trail was amazing! I would have loved to explore more but was heartbroken when we came back and saw our car had been broken into. Our window was smashed and our stuff was stolen. We had just come from Palm Springs and all of our overnight bags and my purse were stolen.... More 

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Cathedral City, California
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is a cool hike through slot canyons east of Mecca in the Painted Hills area. There actually are real ladders (and ropes) set up to use at various points in the trail to gain elevation; a strange sight and seemingly at odds with the natural surroundings, but useful. The trail is a 5 mile loop traversing the canyons and... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

we drove out to check out this place. unfortunately we didn't do enough research and were unprepared to do the slot canyon and ladders. we walked out to the arrow and peeked into the trail. We can't wait to go back. but definitely do on a cooler day. it was overcast and in the low 70's and it was getting... More 

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Wilmington, De
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

As other have said, not in Palm Springs but about an hour south. Just follow the arrows made out of stone on the ground. Hike takes about 3 hours. Bring a lot of water.

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Manitoba, Canada
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Painted Canyon (also known as Slot Canyon or Mecca Hills hike) is a great loop hike that includes walking & climbing ladders through a slot canyon, beautiful panoramic views at the top of the canyon, and amazing rock formations and colours on the trail back down through the painted canyon to the parking lot. The full loop took six of... More 

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Mission, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Even the washboard gravel road in was scenic. You enter the canyon and drive for about a mile to the parking lot. When you start walking into the canyon watch out for a large arrow made of rocks and a faded yellow steel post that points to the trail into the slot canyon(markers are about 1/2 mile into your hike).there... More 

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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109 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This canyon is beautiful and a place to go for the entire day. Colors, views and canyons make a great hike. Make sure you bring lots of water, food, hat. One of the Coachella Valley's best hikes.

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Gyor, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Very good tour by the ranger, with information on the native people who first settled in the canyons and Palm Springs. He also knew about all the plants, and their uses by the natives.

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Waubaushene, Canada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

for the avid hiker this place is a must, so beautiful, spent the whole day there with friends formations are amazing, colors will take your breath away, great place to take kids too,

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Address: Address: Palm Springs, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs

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