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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
ebee1966
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Santa Maria, California
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Santa Maria, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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172 reviews 172 reviews
109 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
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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105 reviews 105 reviews
45 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Coachella, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We just came from painted canyon, I've lived in the valley for many years and had never visited. I went well prepared I did some reading before going packed plenty of water, take snacks (that's one thing that I forgot) because the hike is about 3hrs to do the whole loop. Its very interesting the whole trail, there is arrows... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Very fun hike. The ladders were secure and there were other people around in case you were to lose your way. People used rocks in the form of arrows for directional assistance. Go ahead and put this one on your list!

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Yuma, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We have been on the hike many times and are taking company there this Thursday. I think they will enjoy the Canyon as much as we have.

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