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Indian Canyons

38500 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 323-6018
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Ranked #4 of 64 Attractions in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins, Canyons
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South Pasadena, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Having seen the desert transform itself by development over the course of my lifetime, it is a most welcome experience to drive through, hike, and appreciate the preservation of the Cahuilla land here, wildlife, flora, and fauna, intact. We visited last December, my adult sons enjoyed their hike through the dense Palm Groves. Visiting here is a trip back in... More

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Cordova, Tennessee, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Everything is dead- better to go in the fall- cooler too- very nice people but they too seemed bored. Basic gift shop- nothing real surprising

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Cambridge, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We hiked it the day before a flash flood. Perfect weather. Great hike. If you like guided tours they are available.

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Southampton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We walked the first canyon, the Andreas Canyon. It is about a 40 minute hike. There is a beautiful stream running through the canyon, and stunning views as you return on the higher level path on the far side.

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Palm Springs, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

While you can pay to go into the Indian Canyons, several trails run off and along the ridge of the valley floor. These run from easy to difficult... find them online or buy a map/trailbook.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There are shorter and longer trails, all of which are interesting; nice to see the oases. Perhaps there should be a refreshment stand near the entrance.

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Lynnwood, Washington
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106 reviews 106 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Played the Canyons North course. Was nice, the greens are crazy fast and the fairways are cut so short they are like carpet. Even in offf season it was $50 to play which wasnt horrible, but the other options in the area were a little better in my mind. The south course looks more like I prefer with no houses.... More

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We visited the Tahquitz Canyon to start with and the lovely lady at the visitor centre advised that due to the time of day (midday in August) there would be little shade on that hike and we may be better at the Andreas Canyon. She was lovely and so right. We will do the Tahquitz Canyon hike at a more... More

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Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you are an avid hiker or beginner there is a trail here for you. $9 admission per person and your off to hike the ancestral grounds of the indigenous people. Multiple trails of all levels, some with rows of Palm trees and streams. As always when hiking in California be aware you are in rattle snake country. Hiking with... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It was 110 degrees when my wife, daughter and I headed out for an early morning hike. We found this to be an easy hike, with a nice rolling pathway. The park ranger was nice, as were all that we encountered on our visit. Just a note: if your Native American you will not have to pay to enter the... More

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