Outdoor activities in Palm Springs

Top Outdoor Activities in Palm Springs, CA

Outdoor Activities in Palm Springs

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Adventure Tours
4 hours
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$189.00
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Bike Tours
3–4 hours
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$120.00
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Adventure Tours
3 hours
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$175.00
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Skyscrapers & Towers
1–2 hours
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91% of travelers recommend this experience
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$30.00
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Adventure Tours
5 hours
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93% of travelers recommend this experience
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$229.00
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Half-day Tours
4 hours
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$189.00
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Adventure Tours
4–5 hours
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$209.00
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Adventure Tours
3 hours
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$165.39
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Walking Tours
3 hours
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$175.00
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5 hours
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$135.00
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Rock Climbing Classes
4 hours
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$210.00
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3 hours
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$45.00
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Adventure Tours
1–2 hours
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$50.00
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  • Irishkeogh
    Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
    Tom and Ben were absolutely great- friendly, helpful and really informative about the geography and history of the area. They really made the tour! The ride itself was a very easy cycle mostly downhill with a great variety of landscapes. There were just two of us so the tour went pretty fast as we didn’t have to stop for others (but we were delighted as we had to have our car back on time to the rental so timing worked out perfect). I’d highly recommend!
    Written June 23, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • David
    Washington DC, DC171 contributions
    Thanks to Gene the tour guide this was a superb afternoon. Lot of great knowledge dispensed on the culture of this area, the flora/fauna, and geological formations. Tremendous photo opportunities. Highly recommended.
    Written May 29, 2022
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  • ARH
    8 contributions
    Windy but enjoyable evening with 2 covered wagons on our tour. Friendly staff went out of their way to make sure your having a good time. Lots of food at BBQ, plenty to drink and ended night with s'mores which we were to stuffed to try. Great atmosphere and music.
    Written April 23, 2022
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  • Peggy T
    1 contribution
    I went on this tour today & had the best time! Gary was the guide & shares his in depth & constantly growing knowledge of the landscape with such care & appreciation for it. He is perfect & a true natural with his presentation & has a great sense of humor too. He was so easy going & we had quite a few photo ops during our adventure. On the way back he played some great music which blended with our surroundings in the right way. It was so cool! I could’ve toured with him all day & stayed completely entertained. The company itself is outstanding & Jeff adds to the top notch service. I look forward to another adventure with them!
    Written June 5, 2022
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  • mocoughlan2002
    Chicago, IL6 contributions
    The day was beautiful weather.
    The bikes were in Excellent condition, they were comfort style.
    The staff at check in was polite and efficient.
    Our guide, Ben, was excellent. He knew so much about he plants, animals and topography as well as history of the Palm Springs era.

    I couldn’t make the incline, but luckily it was only me, and Ben lent me his power assist bike to finish the climb and joined us on my bike.
    The hike was beautiful, scenic views, lovely.

    I would highly recommend this tour. If you are not used to riding up hills, I would request an e bike with power assist. I’m pretty sure they can be added to your reservation, but check ahead.
    A very enjoyable way to spend a morning in Palm Springs.
    Thank you Big Wheels 😊
    Written April 12, 2022
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  • Kyle G
    5 contributions
    This morning hike was enjoyable. Tim met me at the trailhead and was very friendly and in tune with the surrounding and energy. The Lykkon trail is easy to navigate, only requires a bottle of water, and easy parking nearby. It was great to enjoy the vistas and a grounding mediation facilitiated by Tim. Tim was very courteous about time, and helpful information to enjoy more of Palm Springs. Don't miss this!
    Written May 25, 2022
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  • Jake S
    3 contributions
    My wife set up our trip to the red Jeep tours so I didn’t really know what to expect. One thing is for sure, I didn’t expect that our guide and driver, Rick, would be teaching me so much about the area and its people in just a three hour time frame. I felt like I learned more during this trip than some of my college classes. We saw canyons that are truly fitting of Hollywood movies, it was impressive. I even have to admit my back wasn’t feeling great from the shenanigans the day before, but I made it through just fine, our driver knew what he was doing. I love to learn and have a little adventure, and this definitely checked both boxes. Thank you again Rick!!
    Written February 2, 2022
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  • HPDRoy711
    Portland, OR117 contributions
    We opted to try this as a last minute stop and are so glad we did. Parking is $12 which is a little steep and tickets to to up are $39 each which is also a little on the high side but it was worth it after we did it. We didn't have advance tickets purchased so we bought tickets there and only had to wait about 30 minutes to ride to the top. It was a very crowded tram car so if you are Covid worried this may not be a good idea for you. They had the windows open for a breeze but we were packed in there like sardines. Once at the top we were able to explore on our own and spend as much time as we liked as long as we caught the last tram down. The buildings are very 1980's but clean and nice. We did not eat at the restaurant but it looked like many people were. They had a nice souvenir shop both at the top and bottom. Glad we opted to add this to our trip and would recommend if you are in town.
    Written June 25, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Nicole W.
    2 contributions
    We had a great time and learned a lot about the area. We discovered so many things we’d never noticed before in all the years we’ve been visiting.
    Clever clues and cute game!

    Definitely avoid playing in the heat of the day! And I suggest wearing a hat to avoid sunburn and to view the riddles on your phone easier.
    Written April 30, 2022
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  • Steve W
    2 contributions
    This was perfect for our family. It worked well and we had a great time. I downloaded all the data ahead of time (not much internet in the park). We were able to pick and choose where and when we wanted to stop. Fully recommend.
    Written November 22, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • 1FastHonda1
    Bausman, PA5 contributions
    We had a great guide who was very informative and friendly. Our outdoor, open roof Hummer tour changed to an enclosed H2 Hummer because of the cold temps and SNOW. My wife was happy about that.
    Our route apparently changed because of the weather, so we really did not go where most people could not go and the Tour stuck to the main roads of the Park. We did get out and explore a few times.
    It is a good way to see the Park.
    Written March 9, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Nan C
    Cincinnati, United States3 contributions
    The Red Jeep Tour was very fun and educational! Our guide, Bonnie, was knowledgeable and led us on a very interesting hike.
    Written January 11, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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