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Indio Badlands Trail Interpretative Hike


January 26, 2024    
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This trail offers a spectacular loop through a classic badland topography formed by thousands of years of erosion and an active San Andreas Fault. You will hike through slot canyons, in the shadow of tectonic up-tilts, sandy washes, switchbacks, a short but steep incline and along a prominent ridge with a 360-degree view of the Salton Sea to San Gorgonio Mountain.

This trail is friendly to dogs on a leash. The distance is 5.5 miles with an elevation gain of 650 feet. Bring 2 liters of water, snacks, wear closed-toed shoes, sun hat and sunscreen.

RSVP is required and you must bring your ticket with you for check-in 15 minutes prior to start time. Space is limited. Ticket reservations begin 14 days prior to the event.


A suggested nonrefundable donation of $5.00 per person is appreciated and encouraged to support our volunteer programs. For more information contact the Visitor Center at 760-862-9984.

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