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Address: 2500 Toledo Avenue, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Phone Number: 760-327-1372
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Description: Horseback trail ride led by a cowboy guide takes visitors through...
Horseback trail ride led by a cowboy guide takes visitors through breathtaking scenery, including breakfast, lunch or hoe-down barbecues.
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Magnificent way to see Indian Canyon

Took a two hour trail ride through amazingly beautiful desert landscapes to a small palm tree lined oasis. Fabulous scenery with plenty of jack rabbits, hawks, lizards and cacti... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Toronto
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Took a two hour trail ride through amazingly beautiful desert landscapes to a small palm tree lined oasis. Fabulous scenery with plenty of jack rabbits, hawks, lizards and cacti to photograph. Would have enjoyed more opportunity to speak to the guide about local history, nature, and what we were seeing.

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Palm Des
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

At least once a year, I gather friends and/or family and head out for a ride with Smoketree Stables. They offer a one hour ride or a two hour ride, both with a guide. I've been with experienced riders and beginners. You can walk, trot or gallop upon request. The natural beauty of the valley and the smell of the... More 

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Arlington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Smoke Tree Stables are easily accessible, and I love to ride, so I popped in to take a look. So many horses, I was a bit worried this would be a nose-to-tail drudge up the wash and back. Talking to one of the hands, she explained they went out every hour for a one hour ride, and every other hour... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This was my favorite experience in Palm Springs. We took the 1-hour ride along the foot of the Santa Rosa mountains. Our guide, Salvador, was outstanding in explaining the area, helping all of us feel comfortable, and having fun. The hour went by quickly. Some big plusses with Smoke Tree Stables: There are over 70 horses so they do a... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My daughter and I did a one hour ride and quite enjoyed it. It was something different to do in Palm Springs and didn't hurt it was just down the street from our rental house. The one hour ride took you down a wash which is hard to imagine being full of water. You get to go right up to... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Just love going on this horseback trail. I have been on it several times before and each time I am out in Palm Springs I want to do it again. Perfect November weather. The guide was very informative about the area i even learned things I had not heard about on previous rides. The mountain views and the Oasis up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

On a recent trip to Palm Springs, my husband and I had the opportunity to visit Smoke Tree Stables, and opted for the two hour ride. We were the only ones on the ride, so it was as if we had a private ride. We found the staff very friendly and knowledgable. They really fit the horses to the riders... More 

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is my fourth winter in Palm Springs and we finally booked a 2 hour horse ride into Indian Canyons. What an incredible experience. I felt like I was riding through an old western movie set. The setting is magnificent. The trail goes through the desert with the majestic San Jacinto Mountains in the background and ends up at a... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We arrived late in the day, so we only had time for the one hour ride. It was really fun. My husband and I had really nice horses. The scenery is incredible and Debby ( I think that was her name) the guide was funny and informative. We could hear the coyotes howling in the canyons, what a great experience!

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Port Moody, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I wanted to do something different this time in Palm Springs so decided to go horseback riding. They fit the horse to the person and since I have only riden a few times I wanted a nice easy one and that is what I got . You don't have to make reservations unless u want a private ride. There were... More 

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