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Address: 2500 Toledo Avenue, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Phone Number: 760-327-1372
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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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Safe, friendly, and fun describe our Stables' experience. Manager, wranglers, and guide asked us often if we felt comfortable and were enjoying the ride on our respective horses... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bobmilw
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Safe, friendly, and fun describe our Stables' experience. Manager, wranglers, and guide asked us often if we felt comfortable and were enjoying the ride on our respective horses. All four of us adults did.

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Victoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three generations, five in all: three adults and two children aged ten and twelve, booked a private ride for 8:30 in the morning ahead of the crowds we thought. Only our ten year old had ridden regularly for the past five years. The rest of us were experienced only in our imaginations. Saddled up we headed out to ride the... More 

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Smith River
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good introduction for a novice. Gentle, well trained horses. Of course they are used to walking in line with strangers on their backs. Overall, great guide and run ride. The one hour ride is basically in the wash, but is quite and calm. The staff are very attentive to new riders and make sure they are comfortable throughout.

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Thank ddwildbird
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had planned a day trip to the Palm Springs area specifically to go riding. Me being an experienced equestrian wanted something where I could actually ride and not be a "passenger" yet still safe for my beginner husband. Great desert views (can't find anything like it in MIchigan!) our guide Sal was great, the horses were... More 

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1 Thank Ahuston83
Nipawin, Canada
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We really enjoyed our 2 hour trail ride in Indian Canyon. The guide, Alex, was friendly and informative. The horses were very gentle. We are not experienced riders but felt safe and relaxed. It was wonderful getting so close to the desert and hills.

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1 Thank levi4861
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I had wanted to go horseback riding in Palm Springs and Smoke Tree Stables was recommended to us by our hotel. From my husband's first telephone inquiry, every part of the experience was excellent. They are very thorough about vetting the riders by age and experience and pairing them with the appropriate horses. Our guide, Buck, was very patient, obviously... More 

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2 Thank Victoria T
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Had an amazing time on the canyon ride with a great guide. The highlight of the ride was seeing three bighorn sheep up in the mountains!

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Thank ElsbethNolanH
Austin, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Our entire experience with everyone (including the horses and dogs) was fantastic. My wife and I hadn't been horseback riding in years and wanted to see more of the desert around Pam Springs. The horses were gentle and easy to work with. And our guide gave us a terrific tour of the canyon, noting the plants and animals we saw... More 

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1 Thank chr1sbail3y
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

This is by far the best way to see the canyons, the staff and guide were amazing and very knowledgable about the area pointing out thing of interest you wouldn't see on your own. The horses were very well trained and appeared to be well looked after and most of all happy, only having ridden a horse once before I... More 

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Horses are well taken care of. Staff is friendly and accommodating. But keep in mind the stable is seasonal.

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