I admit, I was a bit skeptical about Palm Springs. I had visions of golf courses, shopping, and old people (not that I’m a spring chicken). I had no idea that it has such great hiking. Since we were just passing through enroute to Joshua Tree National Park, we only had the chance to sample one amazing hiking area: Indian Canyons in the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, a 5 minute drive from downtown Palm Springs.
The Indian Canyons have miles of gorgeous desert trails to explore. Hikes range from easy strolls to strenuous all day affairs. Get your bearings at the Trading Post, at the Palm Canyon parking lot. You can pick up a map and speak to the helpful rangers who are happy to recommend trails that suit your interests, time, and fitness level. Continue reading