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“Adventure in the desert”
Review of Indian Canyons

Indian Canyons
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Indian Canyons by Jeep plus Hiking Tour from Palm...
Ranked #4 of 120 things to do in Palm Springs
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

This Canyon is so beautiful. I would recommend going on off seasons (not spring break). The quieter it is the more beautiful it is. I did not like the crowds and the noise of other hikers. I have been here in off seasons and found it wonderful ...the wild life doesn't run away so much when its quieter.

Be sure to pack a lunch and take water... You can buy it there but if you want to keep costs down take your own.

Be sure to take a camera also.

I took a walking stick to help with inclines as well as to check for critters...

Be sure to pack you garbage out with you so others can enjoy the area as you found it.

Thank BA B
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

at $9.00 per person we were a little skeptical about value for our money. we were so happy with the hike and the scenery after the first days hike, we returned the next day to do trails not covered the day before. as the indian rangers about where to find the best water flow when you go, and bring a camera and drinking water.
you can hike as much or a little as you want. a real nice experience.

1  Thank 450grip
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

so i was a lil confused when I first got here. there are 4 or 5 different canyons that you can go to from here. the mountain is huge. the only one i had time to visit is palm canyon.. i am planning to come back with a group of friends. much shade in a hot desert

Thank toshinacrockett
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Palm Canyon is a glorious spot, an oasis with countless palms (filiferia Washingtonia), streams, ponds... just minutes outside Palm Springs. Beguiled by the shady path, we embarked boldly on our hike, map in hand, and chose a loop based on length of hike we wanted. In our case, this was about six miles. Our route took us from Palm Canyon to Victor, Vandeventer, and Fern Canyon Trails. While this loop is scenic, it is primarily a ridge hike, meaning no shade (with very little exception) on our route. We blame no one but ourselves for our poor choice on the hot and sunny May morning we visited... there are rangers at the trading post and we kicked ourselves, figuratively speaking, for not taking advantage of their expertise and advice. I recommend you visit Indian Canyons and make a better choice of hike for your weather conditions than we did! We'll visit again.

5  Thank ojerio
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

The desert hikes never cease to amaze me. From Palm Springs, the mountains look like big brown rocks, with nary a sign of life. But up close, there are wonders to behold!

Murray Canyon was a short, easy hike, mostly following a stream. Andreas Canyon is a longer, more difficult hike, but it leads to the Seven Sisters waterfalls, which are worth the hike. You'll go through areas of desert rock, and then beautiful areas of grass and palm trees.

Bring plenty of water (and maybe a snack for Andreas Canyon), and wear sunscreen and a hat. Pay attention to the weather, because it can get extremely hot. It's best to hike in the morning.

4  Thank LongBeachTripper
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