Indian Canyon is one of Palm Springs best-kept secrets. Located on Agua Caliente tribal land, only minutes away from downtown Palm Springs, this is something you do not want to miss.
When we visited this area, only three canyons were opened, Palm, Murray, and Andreas. Since then, Tahquiz Canyon opened. Each canyon has its own beauty, from rows of tall palm trees to magnificent rocks and flowing streams. You might be lucky and see a big horn sheep.
Our first stop was Palm Canyon. At the opening, you can stop at the trading post for refreshments and a map. Our first glimpse was an awesome view of Palm Trees for miles and miles. The trail is about 15 miles long. Once you walk down the path into the canyon, you are surrounded by palm trees reaching high into the sky.
Andreas Canyon is a great place to sit back and pack a picnic lunch and relax by the stream. It was very unusual hearing water run in the middle of the desert. Our first visit, we found a waterfall as we hiked through the canyon. Our second visit, we had fun looking for that same place.
We did not have much time to spend in Murray Canyon. Maybe we will our next visit.
ADMISSION TO INDIAN CANYONS
Seniors (62+) $4.50
Children (6-12) $2.00
Students & Military $4.50
Open Daily Fall/Winter: 8:00 am, to 5:00 pm
Ranger-led hikes are available for an extra $3.00, daily 10:00am to Palm Canyon; 3 miles, easy-moderate.
1:00pm to Andreas Canyon; 1 mile, easy.