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Address: S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA
Phone Number: +1 760-323-6018
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Considered sacred to the Cahuilla Indians and of historical importance to...

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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Unique and Beautiful

It's hard to imagine that up in these canyons there are places of such beauty. The natural Springs feed water into a really nice stream surrounded by palm trees. There are miles... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Papillion, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's hard to imagine that up in these canyons there are places of such beauty. The natural Springs feed water into a really nice stream surrounded by palm trees. There are miles of hiking trails - choose which length and difficulty to like. The trading post is staffed by friendly people and lots of Native American gifts.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Entrance fee of $9 allows you access to 3 different canyons. Each has character of their own and a variety of difficulty of trails. The trading post has feeders for hummingbirds. They can and will approach you and peck at some things like glasses (or maybe warning you to back away).

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Woodland Hills, CA 91367
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful for viewing and hiking. We brought our lunch with a blanket and sat and enjoyed the quite . What a wonderful place to visit and so close to Los Angeles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my fifth visit to the Indian Canyons and third to Andreas Canyon, my favourite. A stream runs down the length of the canyon and palm trees crowd around the edge. The one mile loop is an ideal hike, though it is not accessible for those with mobility challenges. On the north side of the stream, fantastic rock formations... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park really confused me since it is owned by the Indians, but I didn't see a single Indian working here. Nor did the woman at the entrance even know how to pronounce Agua Caliente. It really was the strangest thing. Andreas was a 1/2 mile loop, which takes about 30 minutes. My advice is this: hike the first half... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

There are several different trails once you get through the access point and onto the controlled Agua Caliente reservation lands. There are other TA attractions that detail some of these trails or there are reviews here, too, but first you pass through a gated pike like you'd find at most state parks where you pay your $9 fee for continued... More 

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River Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

It is a short and easy trail. Very well shade on one side by the HUGE palms fed by a stream and on the other side of the loop nice and sunny. Be careful and do not go when it is very hot. Go early morning. My sister is developmentally disabled and she was easily able to complete the hike.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit! Recommend a Ranger led tour or lecture. They really do know alot about the history of the Coachella Valley. The staff is very friendly. Oasis Trails: Palm to Victor - 3 mile loop / 1hr &15m Andreas - 1 mile loop / 45 mins Murray - 4 mile (2 mile out and back)2-3 hr All hikes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

I had wanted to go to Tahquitz Canyon but when I arrived at the visitor center the woman there luckily told me that the falls/water was all dry at that time, and suggested Indian Canyons instead. I'm so glad she did! The summer rates ($5 per person) are reasonable, everyone there was nice and helpful, and on a Friday in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

I'm ok with going here if you enjoy walks or hikes. Fair price for admission. My wife and I did but it can get very hot if your not prepared for the weather. It's ok. You make your decision.

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