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Coachella Valley Preserve

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Address: Ramon Road to Thousand Palms Canyon Road, Palm Springs, CA
Phone Number: 760 343 1234
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Formed by a system of sand dunes, this 20,000-acre sanctuary is home to...

Formed by a system of sand dunes, this 20,000-acre sanctuary is home to several species of rare wildlife and a number of palm oases.

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See on the San Andreas Fault, up close and personal

The Coachella Valley Preserve system is an 880-acre oasis in the middle of the desert here. it is a sustainable habitat for plants, reptiles, animals fed by water which bubbles up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Cathedral City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Coachella Valley Preserve system is an 880-acre oasis in the middle of the desert here. it is a sustainable habitat for plants, reptiles, animals fed by water which bubbles up from cracks along the San Andreas Fault which meanders through the preserve. Depending on the time of year, it is a photographer's Dream and a Bird watcher's delight. Any... More 

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San Anselmo, CA, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the last Oasis in the valley where you can get up close and appreciate what this area used to be like.

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palm springs, california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Doesn't require lots of time nor a guide, quite amazing all these trees in the middle of the desert. Recommend early in the day for visit as the day heats up later but plenty of shade. Bring water as no stores around for miles.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where can you find an oasis, the San Andreas fault, and a log cabin visitor's center? Go to Coachella Valley Preserve to find all 3 and more. In the last 1-1/2 years this has been our 3rd visit, and we've enjoyed each one -- the sweeping skyline, the well-marked hiking trails, the totem poles on the cabin and adjacent to... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like title says, this is the best natural oasis in the desert. Actually there are two oases in this Preserve. Left untrimmed unlike Indian Canyons in Palm Springs, this gives you an opportunity to see the beauty created by the San Andreas fault. A real treat. Avoid the tours going there as they dont show you anything. Go by yourself... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Special place! There is the spectacular Thousand Palm Oasis which is fed by water seeping out of the San Andreas Fault. There are also several other Palm Oases, including the Willis, Hidden Horseshoe, and Indian Palms.

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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Out in the middle of the sand, yet not too far from the close in desert towns, this spot is a must see for anyone wishing to experience a classic desert oasis. Several stands of giant palm trees guard a year round watering hole that sustains wildlife in the desert. The interpretive center is well informed and the history of... More 

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De Pere, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We visited the preserve twice and saw two different oasis. The abundance of plant life thriving in the desert is worth seeing.

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Coachella Valley, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This is a great way to get outdoors and not spend much. Even though you can hike it in the summer I do not recommend it because of the heat. During winter and spring you can hike for hours without traveling far. Bring plenty of water

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

it's just looks closed from the road, and parking was on the side of the road , because entrance is blocked for cars. Information center open only for few hours in the morning, so when we came in the afternoon it took us some time to figure out that we can just walk on a wooden bridges by ourselves. So... More 

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