Natural Wonders

Natural Wonders

There’s something naturally inspiring about this place. Whether you’re into hiking, biking, rock climbing, ecotourism, natural history – or just want to enjoy the stunning desert vistas. Discover an outdoor playground that is delightfully all natural with nothing artificial added.  

Step on the San Andreas Fault in Palm Springs

It’s perhaps one of the best known, and most menacing geological features in North America.  The San Andreas fault is the oft-blamed continental rift responsible for plenty of earthquakes in California...

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4 Natural wonders in the Palm Springs area

While Palm Springs may be known as a celebrity getaway, or for its desert modern architecture, it's also becoming famous for its stunning natural wonders. Some of them are worth a full day trip, others can be seen in...

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Best gardens to visit in Palm Springs

Visitors don't usually think of Palm Springs as lush. But despite being tucked away in the desert, there's lots of green space to enjoy. Here are my top picks. The grounds at the Parker Hotel Gene Autry once owned...

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A Sunset Tour of the San Andreas Fault

Summer nights are beautiful in the desert to enjoy the desert backcountry in a sunset/stargazing tour. Keep in mind, that you can take day tours during the summer as all tour companies have great a/c in their vehicles....

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Road Trip to Joshua Tree National Park

Now that you have unpacked and settled into a relaxing, stress-free life in Palm Springs, your mind turns to ideas for exploring the area.  Since you have a car, you can venture outside the city limits...

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First-Ever Gay Desert Tours Launched

All kinds of tours exist in and around Palm Springs - windmill tours, architectural tours, celebrity house tours. Palm Springs boasts one of the largest per capita gay and lesbian populations in the U.S., not to...

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Now Open: Indian Canyons

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...

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In Honor of Californian Native American Day on September 27th – Part I

Agua Caliente Band tribal leader Lee Arenas (1870-1966), looking over the Indian lands he legally fought to protect. This two-part series is in honor of Palm Springs’ (well, actually Sec-he’s) first...

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In Honor of Californian Native American Day

This two-part series is in honor of Palm Springs’ first inhabitants, the Cahuilla, who continue to invigorate the area’s culture, land, economy, not to mention its very soul. Indigenous society may appear...

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Hummer Up to the Palm Springs Windmills with Elite Land Tours

We stood on the 2,000-foot rim of Whitewater Canyon, and the power of the wind nearly blew us over. My little cousin Kaela, 8, was nearly knocked over by the gusts, some up to 25 mile per hour. Undaunted, she laughed...

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