• Murray Canyon Indian Canyons

    Murray Canyon

    Murray Canyon is an easy hike south from Andreas Canyon. Foot and equestrian trails lead to beautiful recreational spots among the many palm trees. Peninsular Big Horn Sheep (an endangered species), mule deer and other wild animals still roam the high ground above the canyon and can be seen by the lucky visitor. Being less visited, Murray Canyon has its own secluded beauty; and at least one known endangered species of bird, the Least Bells Vireo, is known to nest here.

  • Tahquitz Canyon Indian Canyons

    Tahquitz Canyon

    Tahquitz Canyon is home to a spectacular 60 foot waterfall (seasonal), rock art, ancient irrigation systems and artifacts, along with cultural and educational exhibits. Self-guided hikes or Ranger-led hikes are available

  • Palm Canyon Indian Canyons

    Palm Canyon Indian Canyons

    Fifteen miles long, Palm Canyon is one of the great beauty spots in Western North America. Its indigenous flora and fauna, which the Cahuilla peoples so expertly used, and its abundant Washingtonia filifera (California Fan palm trees), are breathtaking contrasts to the stark, rocky gorges and barren desert lands beyond.

  • Andreas Canyon Indian Canyons

    Andreas Canyon

    The contrasting greens of magnificent fan palms and more than 150 species of plants within a half-mile radius beckon the desert-weary traveler to this lush oasis. A favorite scenic foot trail leads through the canyon, passing groves of stately skirted palms, unusual rock formations and the perennial Andreas Creek, where one can still see the bedrock mortars and metates used centuries ago for preparing food. This tranquil setting is excellent for photography, bird-watching or a picnic at one of the tables along the trail.

  • Palm Canyon Western North America

    Palm Canyon Western North America

    Fifteen miles long, Palm Canyon is one of the great beauty spots in Western North America. Its indigenous flora and fauna, which the Cahuilla peoples so expertly used, and its abundant Washingtonia filifera (California Fan palm trees), are breathtaking contrasts to the stark, rocky gorges and barren desert lands beyond.

  • Indian Canyons

    Indian Canyons

    Centuries ago, ancestors of the Agua Caliente Cahuilla (pronounced Kaw-we-ah) Indians settled in the Palm Springs area and developed extensive and complex communities in Palm, Murray, Andreas, Tahquitz and Chino Canyons.

  • Indian Canyons Rest Stop

    Murray Canyon

    Murray Canyon is an easy hike south from Andreas Canyon. Foot and equestrian trails lead to beautiful recreational spots among the many palm trees. Peninsular Big Horn Sheep (an endangered species), mule deer and other wild animals still roam the high ground above the canyon and can be seen by the lucky visitor. Being less visited, Murray Canyon has its own secluded beauty; and at least one known endangered species of bird, the Least Bells Vireo, is known to nest here.

The Palm Springs Indian Canyons are one of the most beautiful attractions to any Palm Springs Visitor, especially if you love to hike. Unlike other area trails, most of the trails in the Indian Canyons follow running streams, and are abundant in California Fan Palms, and many other types of vegetation and wildlife. An unparalleled oasis and desert hiking experience that introduces visitors to the home of the native people that have resided in Palm Springs for a millennium, providing a comprehensive understanding of the region’s human history.

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