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Off-Road Tours , Palm Desert
4.8
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Mountain
San Jacinto Mountain , Palm Springs
4.9
Escape the desert setting and visit San Jacinto Mountain, with its cool forest, wildlife, and nature trails. At 3,302 m (10,834 ft), the peak
Canyon
Tahquitz Canyon , Palm Springs
4.4
Inhabited for thousands of years by the Cahuilla tribe, Tahquitz Canyon remains part of the tribe's legacy and is now overseen by the tribe's
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Duration: 3 hours
Only Red Jeep Tours can take you to Metate Ranch, located in the heart of the San Andreas Fault Zone. On this awe-inspiring OPEN-AIR Jeep Tour, you will travel deep into the heart of California’s world-famous San Andreas Fault and witness the forces of nature that have created amazing, steep-walled canyons and the most twisted and tormented landscapes on Earth!You will be awestruck by the spectacular scenery as your Jeep winds its way through the bones of the earth. During your adventure, you will stop several times for short nature walks, including a short hike through a slot canyon, if desired.This tour also stops at a natural palm oasis, where water bubbles up from the ground year-round. Here you will learn about how the Cahuilla Indians used desert plants to survive in this inhospitable environment.A final highlight is a guided tour of our recreated Cahuilla Indian Village that showcases the lifestyle and culture of the Cahuilla people.
Book on Viator from €143
Ruin
Indian Canyons , Palm Springs
4.6
Hike a riverbed to a palm oasis at , where the most popular trail runs through Andreas and Palm Canyon. At the end of the trail in Palm Canyo
Tours from €114
Off-Road Tour
4.8
Join Desert Adventures, the #1 outdoor adventure company in the Greater Palm Springs area on a naturalist guided Jeep, or SUV tour to one of
Tours from €143

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Where to stay in Palm Springs

The downtown area centering on Indian Canyon Drive offers plenty of accommodations, with trendy boutiques, eco-friendly hotels, and contemporary resort-style options offering onsite pools, hip bars, and glamorous restaurants. Golf resorts to the southeast cater to active vacationers. For less expensive options with lots of privacy, consider rental properties in the residential areas.
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