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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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THIS PLACE IS AWESOME!!

I looked up the reviews for Smoke Tree Stables before coming to California (I'm from Massachusetts) and based on the reviews, I decided on Smoke Tree Stables. My friend was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
Erika B
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place is closed for summer so don't waste your time like we did driving out there at 8am as they said on the website no need to book prior just arrive 15mins prior. It would have been good if their website stated they are closed until September. Disappointing

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I looked up the reviews for Smoke Tree Stables before coming to California (I'm from Massachusetts) and based on the reviews, I decided on Smoke Tree Stables. My friend was supposed to come with me on a ride, but she injured her knee prior to the trip. I was super nervous about going by myself, and I haven't been horseback... More 

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Ridgecrest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We arrived in time for the two hour ride through the Reservation. Turns out this is normally part of a three hour ride but because of ongoing bridge work, we trailered up to the reservation and had a ride through some of the canyons. We got pretty high up on the foothills before dropping into the canyons. Coming from the... More 

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Mecca, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A wonderful and gentle ride through a desert canyon that is relatively unspoiled by development. A friendly and knowledgeable guide led us through, giving us interesting information and details on the plants and animals we saw along the way. Highly recommended for people interested in soaking up a little nature during their stay in the desert!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Had a wonderful time visiting Smoke Tree Ranch. My 13 year old daughter had never riden a horse before so I was a little nervous, but the horses and staff were great. My daughter left wanting a horse lol! Maybe riding lessons for now. Thank You Smoke Tree Ranch for a wonderful experience :)

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My husband and I are experienced riders. For a visit to Palm Springs, we looked for a riding stable that had gaited horses and would allow us to trot and canter. We phoned in advance and were assured we could have these if we paid for our own private ride. We were put with another person who arranged a 'private'... More 

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Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this review

Dear 07CarpeDiem, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am sorry that you were dissatisfied with your experience. I do remember your group. I would like to take a moment and address your concerns. Yes, it is true that you scheduled a private ride and as we had tried to fit you in over the busy... More 

Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The whole experience was fab! I had a very nervous 13 year old daughter who everybody reassured from the moment we arrived. When she finished the ride she was smiling and loved it! The guide we had - Sal , was lovely - very informative about the area and very reassuring at all times. A coyote and a red tailed... More 

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Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this review

Dear alic20152015, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review! I know this will help other customers when they are looking for things to do in Palm Springs. We were so glad to read that everyone had fun! I remember Hannah being nervous in the beginning but she came back looking like a cowgirl:) Please come... More 

NJ
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The ranch is well ran, the horses are very well behaved so even small kids 7 and up were able to have a good ride and enjoyed it immensely. The guides are friendly, make the trip a fun and memorable experience.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

While my husband was playing golf, I decided to book a private trail ride. While I am an experienced rider, I had a serious riding accident a few months before, so lacked my usual confidence. I shared that was my guide, Debbie who was supportive and adjusted the ride to my needs. Frankie, my horse was perfect for me. He... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A wonderful experience. I was on a horse and out on the trail within 10 minutes of parking my car. My guide was very attentive and gave me tips throughout the ride on "how" to ride a horse. He also pointed out interesting landscape that is unique to this part of the Country and even identified a bird for me.... More 

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Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this review

Dear Beth H, Thanks so much for writing a review. We ask our customers all the time, to please post reviews as it is the best way for our future customers to learn about or business. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Please come back and see us again. All the best, Stacey and the Smoke... More 

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