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Agua Caliente Indian Canyons

E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-1642
+1 760-323-6018
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Considered sacred to the Cahuilla Indians and of historical importance to scientists and nature lovers, these canyons provide a range of outdoor recreational activities for visitors.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-1642
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+1 760-323-6018
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"trading post"
in 54 reviews
"andreas canyon"
in 43 reviews
"palm trees"
in 60 reviews
"indian canyons"
in 64 reviews
"agua caliente"
in 25 reviews
"rock formations"
in 14 reviews
"an oasis"
in 16 reviews
"indian reservation"
in 6 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 12 reviews
"great place to hike"
in 7 reviews
"moderate hike"
in 6 reviews
"gets hot"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 12 reviews
"parking lot"
in 15 reviews
"bring water"
in 11 reviews
"mile hike"
in 9 reviews
"per adult"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay, I wish I could have enjoyed this highly rated site. However, be advised that my Service Dog (health reasons, not emotional support) wasn't allowed. No pets are. So, I paid my entrance fee, turned around, returned the brochure, and left. (No refunds offered)

2  Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been to the Palm Springs area many, many times, I was convinced to go to the Indian Canyons area by a friend. Oh, what a mistake not to have gone before! I'm older (74) and feared the walk but it turned out to be...More

Thank annkD2707TQ
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Easy to get to by just continuing on the main road south into the park. Easy access roads. There are short and long trails, and the short trails give good views and go past water and rock formations as well as some flat hike -...More

Thank Jeff S
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

We took this hike in the morning so it wasn't so hot. You will have to pay to enter, but the rangers are available to answer questions and the visitors center has a lot of information. The brochure they give you has a lot of...More

4  Thank Teresa H
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

The trails are well cared for and the sites beautiful. There are hikes available for all levels. Definitely worth the experience!

2  Thank lulupearl
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Did not lose too much money!!!!!!!!!!! Staff was friendly and it was not too smokey. Nice casino experience.

1  Thank Lee F
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

It costs almost $10 per person to enter but is well worth it! Be prepared to wait to get in though. Anyhow, we hiked the Murry Canyon Trail up to the Seven Sisters Waterfall. It is beautiful! The trail just winds up through the canyon...More

2  Thank TJT0321
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

For a small fee to the Aqua Caliente tribe you get the run of the canyons, and there are several. The road is well maintained and there are restrooms and port-a-potties readily available. You can bicycle, hike, or ride horseback. The tribal rangers are full...More

1  Thank LocalGirl55
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We had a great hike here. Starting down in the cool canyon and then climbing quite a bit till where it flattens out ( for awhile ) in the hills. It wasn't too crowded during a weekday- not to sure how it would be on...More

3  Thank couplessPS
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Indian Canyons area challenging, yet beautiful hiking opportunity. There is a small fee to enter but totally worth it!

1  Thank Cathy F
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Keith W
10 June 2018|
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Response from Teresa H | Reviewed this property |
You can do either! Both available. We did self guided but there were others there with ranger.
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cantaloup4870
2 July 2017|
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Response from TheArdentTraveler | Reviewed this property |
Make sure you take a lot of water to drink.
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Adi Q
12 April 2017|
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Response from SantiagoChago | Reviewed this property |
24 minutes, 11 miles apart. The prices are: Adults $9 Seniors (62+) and students $7 Children (6-12) $5 Children under 5 free US military free
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