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Indian Canyons

38500 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 323-6018
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Ranked #5 of 63 attractions in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins, Canyons
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Quebec, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Went today, and the entire site is closed, no signs giving any clue as to when it will be open. Don't waste your time! Probably too hot and/or open only on the week-end during summer

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Interesting Indian run reservation Worth a look, but be careful of opening hours and also drive carefully through the gorge to the rest stops

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Abbotsford, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

It was hot (June) so we were advised to limit our visit to the Andreas Canyon which is the only one with any vegetation at that time of year. Beautiful oasis. Running creek, lots of palms, beautiful rock formations. So glad we took the time to visit.

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Kent, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My wife and I hiked two different routes in the Indian Canyons. One was a smaller route around an oasis, and the other was an in and out venture to see a small waterfall. There seem to be routes for different ranges of ability, so families could enjoy this place as well. There were a ton of hummingbirds near the... More

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Kyrenia, Cyprus
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The visitor centre people, as usual know their stuff. We decided on a self guided tour because we it was really hot and we thought the ranger led tour of 3.5 hours would be too long. But we ended up staying longer!!!!

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Calgary, Canada
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293 reviews 293 reviews
168 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The park staff can provide hike recommendations that match your ability and your sightseeing wish list. There are lots of options in the park and you can choose a trail that takes you to oases or provides the best chance for wildlife viewing. Bring binoculars to spot birds and animals and bring food and water. Some of the trails are... More

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Incredible views, there are many trails to choose from. You can see an oasis in the desert. Start when they open in the summer to beat the heat. Most open at 8:00 am.

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Yokosuka
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Just finished hiking at the Indian Canyons with three adults and four kids age ranging from 9 yrs old to 4. We hiked on Palm Canyon Trail and Andreas. The temps were about high 90s. However, we didn't feel the heat in the valley, only when we came back up the trail on Palm Canyon. We brought plenty of water... More

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Idyllwild, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A look back to the indigenous peoples who lived here before Hollywood discovered it. Worth it as a nature experience. Unlike Palm Springs in general, genuine and real.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

we enjoyed the walks the waterfall was amazing, the gift shop had a variety of souvenirs and memorabilia.

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