Now Open: Indian Canyons

Posted By: Palm Springs Insider Monday, November 18, 2013

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians have re-opened the Indian Canyons on November 18, 2013.  The Canyons, an approximate 56-square mile area that includes more than 60 miles of trails, attract more than 125,000 visitors a year to enjoy the scenic trails, plants, wildlife and cultural sites. Palm Canyon is considered the world’s largest oasis of California Fan Palms. The world-renowned Canyons are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and are the ancestral home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. See all hiking trails in Palm Springs.

Photo Credit Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism

The Tribe closed the Canyons on Sept. 5 after heavy flood damage from flash floods caused extensive damage. Fast moving water from the heavy rains carried down trees, boulders, and mud damaging trails, roads and access to portions of the Indian Canyons.The Canyons were also closed temporarily earlier this year when more than 6,000 acres burned on the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians reservation during the Mountain Fire in July.

For tickets, ranger-led tours and more information on Indian Canyons, go to:

About the Tribe: The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is a federally recognized Indian Tribe located in Palm Springs, California, with 32,000 acres of reservation lands that spread across Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, and into the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains. The Tribe currently owns and operates two 18-hole championship golf courses, the Spa Resort Casino and Hotel in downtown Palm Springs and the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage. For more information about the Tribe online, please visit



  • Judy from NJ Tuesday, December 10, 2013 14:16 PM

    I love the peace and beauty of the canyons. I took a photo of the hidden waterfall and won an award competing with pros and non-pros! Want to return if they are now open. I have been there 3 times and really enjoy the whole area.

  • Survi Wednesday, November 26, 2014 3:53 AM

    I've been to this place and it's really great... Still i remember the moment that i have enjoyed over there... planning to go this year once more.. Visit which promotes Eco tourism and Heritage Tourism.

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