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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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What an amazing ride!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Palm Springs, California
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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
301 helpful votes 301 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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10 attraction reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I went on one of their trail rides and it was truly stunning. I highly recrommend the trail guider Casey (kay-see) he was an amazing trails person who was great at giving helpful corrections. He showed us all of the amazing landscapes and helped the little girl with her trotting. We went through a deserted river bed to a beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My family and I just had the most amazing experience at Smoke Tree Stables. We called to reserve a time, but were informed that they do not make reservations unless they are for private rides. When we arrived for our ride (we were told to come 15 min early) they were already busy. Completely understandable since it is spring break... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

During our spring break in Palm Springs my daughters and I headed out to Smoke Tree stables for a ride. They do not take reservations and simply send groups out on the hour. We were told to show up fifteen minutes before the ride so we arrived at 8:35 for a 9:00 ride. We finally left the stables at 9:50... More 

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

Dear EJS75, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We were sorry to read that you were disappointed with your ride. I would like to take a moment and address some of your concerns. We do in fact have a schedule and most of the time our rides leave right on time. With that said, during spring... More 

Toronto
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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 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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