Indian Canyons

Indian Canyons, Palm Springs

Indian Canyons
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Canyons
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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ykw818
New York City, NY3 contributions
What a true oasis looks like
Nov 2021
Absolutely gorgeous view of an oasis in the middle of a desert. We hiked the Andreas Canyon and Murray Canyon trails, while briefly seeing the Palm Canyon trail. All of the waterfalls were dry since we went in November. The Murray Canyon trails were full of horse poop since the trail was shared by horses and humans. While some parts separate foot traffic from horse traffic, that's not the case in most of the trail. That's why I took off a star. The park rangers were extremely friendly and helpful. They know the park well.
Pro tip: The ticket booth for Indian Canyons is 38520 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs. If you want to hike Tahquitz Canyon, the ticket sales is at the Agua Caliente visitor center and that's a separate entrance fee.
Written November 28, 2021
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Gary S
Atlanta, GA5 contributions
Hidden Gem
Nov 2021
We have visited Palm Springs every year for the past 8 years, but this was our first visit to Indian Canyon. We took the mile hike near the Palm Tree forest, and it was glorious. Make sure you visit this hidden gem on your visit to Palm Springs.
Written November 8, 2021
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Joseph
New York City, NY35 contributions
The best of Palm Springs
Oct 2021
My Wife and I hiked up the Indian Canyon. The View from a top was BREATHTAKING. There's plenty of shaded parts surrounded by big leafy Palms to rest. there's a stream of clear water flowing for a big part of the trail which adds a relaxing touch to the hike and of course adds tons to your pictures...!
We washed our faces and dipped our feet in the water.
Gosh. What an experience!
Written November 2, 2021
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ruthandvern
Wilton, CA14,503 contributions
Outstanding Geographic Area!
Oct 2021
We took a morning and early afternoon to drive up the Indian Canyon Road, stopping here and there. We stopped and took the Andreas Canyon Hike. Take the left side entrance. Make sure. Left of the palm sands in the parking lot. That is the longest portion and furthest from the trees and canyon (i.e. Full Sun). When you get to the bend into the canyon lushness you'll be glad. We took the right side trail... hot and tired.
Written October 30, 2021
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Thomas J
Santa Fe, NM12 contributions
So this is what an oasis looks like!
Oct 2021
Hard to believe driving to this location that there will be any water at all, let alone a flowing stream. Very unusual to see plam trees by a running stream. Very cooling and calming. Worth a visit.
Written October 26, 2021
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Mark K
Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States138 contributions
Best Oasis Hike in the Western Hemisphere?
Oct 2021
Never would I have dreamed that a place like this existed in the Western Hemisphere. Palm Canyon is amazing. The tribe has done an excellent job in not ruining the experience by adding attractions, etc.
Written October 20, 2021
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aaronstew
Dallas, TX224 contributions
Amazing hike in this seemingly hidden gem
Jul 2021 • Couples
This place is a total hidden gem! The main hiking trail (-2mi) is perfect! The sights seem incredibly unique: desert, hills, mountains with rocks, and the tallest palms in canyons ever! Anyone looking to hike/walk desert or palm filled areas definitely must do it here.
Written July 4, 2021
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Cindy
Seattle, WA47 contributions
Indian Canyon trails
Mar 2021
Enjoyed short walks on trails with great views, creeks and rocks! Early morning was best time for us.
Written June 3, 2021
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Eric Y
Palm Springs, CA744 contributions
Take lots of pictures
May 2021 • Friends
Best hiking I've been on in years. Start at the Trading Post. Recommend that you start on one of the sunnier trails and return on the Palm trail. You will really need the shade by then.
Written May 9, 2021
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Polly K
Seattle, WA7 contributions
Great hiking
Apr 2021
I have hiked several trails in the canyons and thought they were terrific. I especially liked the Andreas Trail for an easy family hike.
Written April 25, 2021
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