Palm Springs

Indian Canyons Walking Tour by Jeep from Palm Springs

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From $200.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Go deep into Palm Springs’ Indian Canyons on a 3-hour, small group Jeep and hiking tour to the ancestral home of the Cahuilla tribes. Take in views of the rugged desert landscape as you ride into the rocky canyons, and learn the rich history of the Cahuilla; take a 1-mile (1.6-km) walk along a palm-lined stream to see the traces of historic Native American settlements. Visit a shady desert oasis, walk to a seasonal spring and browse a tribal trading post, then finish the tour at your Palm Springs hotel.
  • Indian Canyons 3-hour jeep and hiking eco-tour from Palm Springs
  • Learn about the history and culture of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians from your informative guide
  • See desert flora and breathtaking views on an easy 1-mile hike up Andreas Canyon
  • Capture photos of the sweeping natural palm oasis from the rim of Palm Canyon
  • Shop for souvenirs and crafts at an Indian trading post
  • Small-group tour limited to seven people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide

What's Included

  • Naturalist guided Jeep tour
  • Granola Snack
  • Bottled water
  • Admission Fees
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink (unless otherwise specified)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 100 S Palm Canyon Dr
    100 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA

    Meet your Jeep and Guide in the Sightseeing Tour Loading Zone in front of the Welwood Murray Memorial Library on the corner of S. Palm Canyon Drive and E. Tahquitz Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs (100 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262).

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Indian Canyons

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 4 guests per booking is required
  • Closed-toe shoes, a hat and sunscreen are strongly advised
  • As desert temperatures may vary, dressing in layers would be advised
  • Please call the reservation's desk a day or two before your tour to confirm your pickup time and location. Failure to call, however, will NOT result in cancellation of the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Each Jeep holds up to 7 guests plus your driver/guide
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Guests must be able to walk at least a mile over sometimes uneven terrain.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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We had a great experience with 'Lane' who gave our family an amazing tour, full of interesting facts and history. My sons, ages 16 and 15, said it was the highlight of our Palm Springs trip! Highly recommended.


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Indian Canyons was a...
Melissa_L, May 2023
Indian Canyons was a super excursion. The oasis in the desert needs to be seen if you are in the Palm Springs area. Jim was super knowledgable and solicitous. I would recommend to anyone but especially older folks with more limited mobility.
Very interesting and knowledgeable guide
Donna_M, Mar 2023
We had a great trip. Although there was a snag. Our trip with the red Jeep was scheduled for 1pm. They received reservation at 8am. When they called because we late. I told them we had confirmation at 1pm. They scrambled and took good care of us. We had a great trip
Best tour!
Jeanne_D, Feb 2022
We had a great time. Learned lots about Palm Springs history, native Indians, geography and flora and fauna. It was a ton of fun and very interesting.
Our favorite family friendly thing in Palm Springs!
Misty_H, Jan 2022
Morgan was our guide and she was SO FANTASTIC. She was knowledgeable in local history, plants and geology. She made the experience so much fun. We plan to return to do the other excursions with her.
Andres Canyon hike....
Lee_B, Mar 2021
Andres Canyon hike. Informative mellow guide. Beautiful scenery. Interesting history of the Coahuila tribe told with respect.
A look into the past juxtaposed to present
Linda_F, Mar 2020
My husband and I toured the Andreas and Palm Canyons as guests of Darrell “Blackfeather.” Darrell was good-natured and very informative regarding native culture, botany and geological history. He showed us how to make rope with Washingtonia filifera fibers, introduced us to the sweet Rosy Constrictor and made sure we were fed, watered and comfortable. It was a fun trip and I was sorry to see it end.
Even our teens loved it!
eliotcolon, Feb 2020
We had a great experience with 'Lane' who gave our family an amazing tour, full of interesting facts and history. My sons, ages 16 and 15, said it was the highlight of our Palm Springs trip! Highly recommended.
Learning about the local tribe
Van_K, Jan 2020
Educational. Guide did a great job. Would have liked to have had more of an off road commercial. Enjoyed learning about the native Indians.
Loved this tour! Especially the 1...
Julie A, Jan 2018
Loved this tour! Especially the 1 mile hike with amazing views and yes a waterfall! Honestly the best part of our two day visit.
This tour was truly the highlight of...
Susan G, Jan 2017
This tour was truly the highlight of our visit to Palm Springs. The tour took us to a really beautiful geographic location, Indian Canyons, were we went on a hike. We hiked along the beautiful Palm Trees that follow the mountain steam, and then a short hike to see the waterfall. It was spectacular! The best part of the trip was our extremely knowledgeable tour guide, Morgan. We have taken many tours all over the world, but never had a tour guide as knowledgeable as Morgan. She is literally a walking encyclopedia! She has a tremendous knowledge of the Cahuilla Indians who inhabited this land for hundreds of years. She also knows so much about this region and everything in it. We highly recommend this tour or any of the tours that Morgan gives! A
Excellent tour and such a...
BarbaraA_H, Sep 2016
Excellent tour and such a knowledgeable guide in Morgan Levine!! We learned so much walking the Indian Canyon trail with her and seeing as well as hearing about how the desert tribe had survived and thrived in the area and how the natural environs had changed throughout history. 1 mile walk was very do-able and the jeep tour through other parts of the canyon area was fascinating. This is a GREAT tour that you don't want to miss if you enjoy expanding your knowledge and getting off the beaten path!!
Great tour and hike. We especially...
Stephen M, Feb 2016
Great tour and hike. We especially liked our guide, Daryl.

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