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Smoke Tree Stables

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2500 S Toledo Ave, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-9599
+1 760-327-1372
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Trail ride through the mountains

I have horses of my own so when I tell you their horses are well taken care of I mean it. The ride... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2018
Michelle S
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Horseback riding with Caroline

I came across this on TripAdvisor and knew I needed to bring my daughter here. She is 10 and love... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2018
Katie S
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Horseback trail ride led by a cowboy guide takes visitors through breathtaking scenery, including breakfast, lunch or hoe-down barbecues.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“hour ride” (45 reviews)
“private ride” (12 reviews)
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2500 S Toledo Ave, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-9599
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+1 760-327-1372
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"hour ride"
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"private ride"
in 12 reviews
"experienced riders"
in 10 reviews
"horseback ride"
in 5 reviews
"riding experience"
in 4 reviews
"saddle bags"
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"dry river bed"
in 3 reviews
"guide alex"
in 2 reviews
"longer ride"
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"horse named"
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"great guide"
in 5 reviews
"murray canyon"
in 7 reviews
"mojave desert"
in 2 reviews
"great ride"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 5 reviews
"small group"
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"indian canyons"
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

I have horses of my own so when I tell you their horses are well taken care of I mean it. The ride was amazing through the mountains the horses handles the up and down perfectly. The guides were helpful and knowledgeable. Looking forward to...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

I came across this on TripAdvisor and knew I needed to bring my daughter here. She is 10 and love riding. Easy to find and beautiful. We took the 1 hour ride right at the ranch great area right at the base of the mountains....More

Thank Katie S
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Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Dear Katie S, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. So glad that you enjoyed your ride! It was wonderful meeting you and your daughter;) We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Palm Springs, All the...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

I was in town last weekend for a wedding and was looking for something to do with my boyfriend on Saturday. I actually found this place on Instagram! When I we got there is was even more beautiful then the photos they post! The staff...More

Thank Rebecca M
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Had a great day with the family today riding horses! Thank you to Smoke tree staff for making our experience so fun and kid-friendly. Loved playing with your dog Jax too.. We even saw bunnies. :)

Thank Canfield C
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Well I can say that this was our worst experience in three weeks of traveling California. The horses walked around a dry river bed 20 minutes up and 20 minutes back. Not worth the time or money. My 8 year old loved it though.More

Thank Delta5076
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Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Dear Delta5076, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We were very sorry to read that you were unhappy with your experience. Glad however, that your child enjoyed the the ride! We do offer two different ride options, the one hour ride...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

We took the two hour canyon ride. The horses were great making their way up and down through the canyons and crossing creaks. Andreas Canyon and Murray Canyon are both beautiful in March. I rode Raven, an excellent horse. I definitely recommend the canyon ride.

Thank TJS1955
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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

This was worth every penny. One of the best things to do in PS. We loved having Hannah and Blue lead us on the 2 hour Canyon Ride. Magic.

Thank jody v
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

We had been to PS last year and had wanted to do this but time did not permit. This year it was a must! My girlfriend (who had never been on a horse) and I arrived early during the week for the 1 hour ride....More

1  Thank Chris M
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Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2018

Dear Chris M, It was wonderful meeting the both of you! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your ride. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, it is so helpful for other customers. We look forward to seeing you when...More

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Reviewed February 28, 2018

My wife, 26 year old daughter and I did this on a 2 week holiday to Palm Springs. There are various options on offer from hourly rides to full days. We opted for the 2 hour ride which took us into the Indian Canyons. The...More

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Reviewed February 23, 2018

Absolute MUST. For beginning riders, the 1-hour ride is amazing. Exceptional customer service, and an overall great experience. Will be coming back for the longer canyon ride soon!

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SoCalRambler
January 6, 2018|
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Response from Stacey J | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for contacting us! We call the ride our Indian Canyon "Haul" ride and not a two hour ride for that reason- ride time is about 1:40 in the saddle and two hours round trip of your time. Years ago we... More
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Abnous S
September 26, 2016|
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Response from Stacey J | Property representative |
Hello, Children need to be 7 years of age to ride with us. All the best, Stacey
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Jennifer W
July 27, 2015|
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Response from Stacey J | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for contacting us! We only take reservations for private rides. we have a schedule of our regularly scheduled rides on our website and no reservations are required for those times. if you would like to go... More
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