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Tahquitz Canyon

Address: 500 West Mesquite, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone Number: 760 416 7044
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Ranked #13 of 59 Attractions in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
Activities: Horseback riding, Hiking
Attraction details
Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
Activities: Horseback riding, Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Calgary, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were treated to a terrific tour of this lovely canyon with Ranger Chris who entertained us with stories of the Agua Caliente people and some of the other characters who have lived in the canyon in the past 50 years. We learned about the plant and animal life as well as the geology of the area. Chris imparted this... More 

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washington state
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28 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

If you're in the Palm Springs area, you'd be well advised to visit the Agua Caliente Indian Reservations' Tahquitz Canyon , and its lovely trail. The trail is a two mile loop trail which leads to Tahquitz Falls and back. From the Visitor Center to the falls you will be gaining 350 feet in elevation, but it's not too exhausting... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I hiked this canyon again in early November 2014. There was nobaody there but the rangers. It was later day and about 95 degrees going in. We took lots of water and as we were headed ina ranger came down the trail to tell us there was a herd of sheep on the south side just a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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127 reviews 127 reviews
46 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The docent who works at the Visitor Centre is superb and obviously takes great pride in this trail! We were given a trail guide which pointed out locations of interest, such as sacred rocks and ancient watering holes. The dusty trail gradually goes up for a mile until you reach a beautiful waterfall set amongst the canyon walls. It's a... More 

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canada
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Liked:The waterfall and the rough landscape. The bracelet gives you discount at the Indian Canyons too. They have hiking sticks for free usage. N/A dislike.

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New Brunswick Canada
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

a pretty 45 minute up and down walk. Scenic with a small waterfall but a very minor walk for a serious day-hiker. $12.50 pp. Costly for what you get.

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Took on the full adventure.. Video, self guided tour, and carefully went through the trail system. Great hike, and very nice waterfall. Can be cool as the water is conditioning the trail nicely.

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Minneapolis
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29 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We watched the short movie at the awesome visitors center and left on the guided tour at 8:10 am. Unfortunately our guide was called away so we will come back again for the guided tour. We went on our way without him and relied on other visitors for trail highlights. It was a perfect morning for the easy hike and... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were somewhat hesitant after reading some of the reviews, but decided to go ahead with the Ranger led hike ---- and we were glad that we did. Most visitors go off on their own, so my husband and I had a private Ranger led hike, and we really enjoyed the extra information that Ralph was able to offer us... More 

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San Diego
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We took the hike into Tahquitz Canyon and loved it! It is quite easy for the novice hiker. But bring plenty of water if you are going in the afternoon. the wonderful part of the hike was catching a glimpse -- a long glimpse of a long-horned sheep. So keep your eyes open as you're hiking. They're up there, but... More 

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