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Self-Guided Bike Tour – South Palm Springs

Three people taking bike ride through South Palm Springs

Canyon Country Club Bike Route

This is a leisurely bike ride on paved streets through neighborhoods of South Palm Springs.  Well known for our extensive collection of preserved midcentury architecture, this is a great way to see some of our great examples on your own self-guided tour.  You will also see portions of Indian Canyons Golf Courses, which have historically been popular with celebrities and presidents. As you meander the neighborhood, watch for our famous colored doors!

Distance:         5 miles

Riding Time: 45 minutes

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Self-Guided Bike Tour South Palm Springs – Getting There

Take South Palm Canyon Drive to La Verne Way and park on the street near Calle Palo Fierro.

Bike Ride

Head east on La Verne Way and turn right on Calle Palo Fierro.

Canyon Country Club Colony is located on over 6 acres of lush green fairways of Palm Spring’s most beautiful golf course, overlooking three emerald green lakes. It sits on the west side of Calle Palo Fierro, between La Verne and Granada Avenue. This development is a renowned midcentury modern condo community built in 1964 with 38 units.

canyon-country-club-colony-condos-architecture

Turn left at Avenida Granada.

Turn left at again at Camino Real.

Turn right at Yosemite Drive.

Keep an eye out for a large fountain in the middle of the golf course in the distance behind the homes.

Turn right on Sequoia Place and pass by the golf course on both sides.

The fountain should be visible on your left. This fountain was a gift from Walt Disney, who owned property in the area.

walt disney Indian Canyon Club fountain

Turn left at Alhambra Drive.

Turn left at Camino Real to finish the loop and head south to Murray Canyon Drive.

Turn left at Murray Canyon Drive.

 Indian Canyons Golf Course is on your right.

The 36-hole Indian Canyons Golf Resort has been the jewel of Palm Springs since 1961. Once a private club named Canyon Country Club, this 36-hole facility was a favorite haunt of Hollywood celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, and Jackie Gleason. Former U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Ronald Reagan also walked these fairways. The course is set on 550 acres on the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation.

Kings Point is on your left.

This community includes 44 midcentury modern homes designed by the late architect William Krisel. It is an architecturally significant Palm Springs development on Indian lease land.

kings point

Self-Guided Bike Tour of South Palm Springs Continued

Veer left at South Toledo Avenue. Smoke Tree Stables will be on your right.

Smoke Tree Stables is family-owned and operated for over 75 years. They are fortunate to be in this stunning location and at the base of hundreds of miles of trails. They offer guided western hourly or day rides for the novice or the most experienced riders. Make a reservation online for a spectacular activity after your bike ride.

smoke tree stables sign

Follow South Toledo to Canyon Estates Drive.

Turn left at Madrona Drive and follow it to Paseo Del Rey.

Canyon Estates offers classic midcentury modern architecture and design. The architect was Charles E. Du Bois, and the developer was Roy Fey, in conjunction with Great-West Life Assurance Company of Canada. Great-West Life obtained the lease on Agua Caliente Indian land when the original lessee and developer of the land went out of business. Construction began in the late 1960s, and models were open for viewing in 1970.

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Turn left at Sierra Way and cross the north end of the golf course.

Turn right on Calle Palo Fierro.

Turn left at La Verne to return to where your bike ride through South Palm Springs began.

Self-Guided Bike Tour of South Palm Springs Ends

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