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Hike the Indian and Tahquitz Canyons

Written by Jeff Shotwell
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Explore the desert and its cultural history by hiking the Indian and Tahquitz Canyons. The Indian Canyons, composed of Palm, Andreas, and Murray Canyons, offer more than sixty miles of hiking trails, from the easy Andreas Trail (1.2 miles) to the strenuous Hahn Buena Vista (12.3 miles). The Tahquitz Canyon trail makes a strenuous climb up to the Tahquitz Falls and back. Find a trail that is right for you while staying in one of our Palm Springs vacation rentals and see the beauties of the desert.

Scenic Views

The Indian Canyon hiking trails offer breathtaking views of one of the United States' most beautiful scenery. See groves of palm trees surrounding a lush oasis. Take your binoculars along for some unique bird-watching opportunities. The Least Bells Vireo, an endangered bird, can sometimes be found here. Other wildlife sightings may include the Peninsular Big Horn Sheep and mule deer. Feast your eyes on stately red cliffs and colorful rock formations. You will also be surprised at the many different types of vegetation growing along the trails. A hike to the Tahquitz Falls brings you to the famous sixty-foot desert waterfall. Bring along your camera to capture the splendor of the desert.

Learn About Who Lived There Before

The Agua Caliente band of the Cahuilla Indians lived in the Palm Springs Desert area from ancient times. Drawn to its water supply, these Indians built complex villages in the canyons. Remains of their life, such as old trails they used and rock art and foundations of buildings, can still be seen. Today the canyons themselves are sacred to the Cahuilla people.

Visitor Center

Don't leave without looking around the Tahquitz Canyon Visitor Center, which offers educational and cultural exhibits. 

Come with plenty of water, and above all, enjoy your canyon hiking experience!

Where to Stay

Mod Mansions offers the best Palm Springs Vacation Rentals available and all of our properties have been remodeled for today's traveler. Check out our Palm Springs vacation homes and Palm Springs luxury vacation rentals and give us a call to book your incredible Palm Springs getaway today (760) 209-4311

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