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“Great Hiking in an Oasis in the Desert!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Agua Caliente Indian Canyons

Agua Caliente Indian Canyons
S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA
760 323 6018
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Ranked #7 of 63 attractions in Palm Springs
Type: Canyons, Deserts, Hiking Trails, Parks
Activities: Hiking, Horseback riding, Group tours/day tour
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Owner description: Considered sacred to the Cahuilla Indians and of historical importance to scientists and nature lovers, these canyons provide a range of outdoor recreational activities for visitors.
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“Great Hiking in an Oasis in the Desert!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2006

The Agua Caliente band of the Cahuilla indians charge to access a scenic area that has extensive hiking trails. The charge is $8 for adults and $4 for children. If you stop at the Palm Springs visitors center when you enter town you can buy tickets for a discount of $1 off each ticket. Tickets are good for any day. We hiked the Palm Canyon trail for about an hour one way. It goes for 15 miles! We saw spectacular views of giant palm trees along a beautiful river with towering rocks forming the canyon. We also hiked the Andreas Canyon which is much shorter (maybe a 1 1/2 mile loop) but not as picturesque as the Palm Canyon trail. Maybe doing the Palm Canyon trail first spoiled the Andreas Canyon for us. Both trails were about easy to moderate. I, my wife and 10 y/o daughter did the hikes without any problems. These trails were definitely worth the price of admission.

Open daily 8AM - 5 PM

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“Absolutely Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2005

If you enjoy scenery and nature, then WOW! ..this is the place for you to visit. The Indian canyons are a beautiful sight of desert, palm trees, flowing water, and beautiful hiking trails. There is a map at the beginning of each trail which shows the difficulty of the hike and length, etc. RV's, buses and large vehicles of the sort are not allowed past a certain point. The rock formations around the roads are sometimes slim and cannot allow larger vehicles to pass through. Do yourself a favor and visit these canyons. Even if you do not wish to hike, there are lookout points and parking lots.

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