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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Andreas Canyon Trail
Andreas Canyon Trail

38500 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264   Directions

(760) 323-6018

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The Andreas Canyon Trail offers hikers an easy trek winding up the canyon beside a stream with such abundant vegetation it feels like a tropical oasis instead of desert. The 2 mile outdoor trail ends at a fence that allows hikers to return the way they came or cross the stream to enjoy the scenery from the other side of the canyon.

Indian Canyons
Indian Canyons

38500 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264   Directions

(760) 323-6018

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Take a hike! The Indian Canyons in Palm Springs is a natural oasis with a variety of trails surrounded by lush foliage, beautiful vistas, waterfalls and creeks that run year round. You’ll experience winding footpaths that venture down into the canyon, inviting outdoor enthusiasts to hike, bike, and explore, or relax and meditate.

Maynard Mine Trail
Maynard Mine Trail

38500 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264   Directions

(760) 323-6018

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Spend some time outdoors and challenge yourself by climbing the Maynard Mine Trail, a rugged track that leads to the remains of an old tungsten mine that was operated by Jim Maynard during WWII. It takes time and physical endurance to trek across the 6-mile trail that overlooks the Indian Canyon, offering beautiful vistas along the way.

Moorten Botanical Garden
Moorten Botanical Garden

1701 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264   Directions

(760) 327-6555

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Wild cacti are on the loose at the Moorten Botanical Garden. The infamous Moorten family, trained desert aficionados, turned their estate into a living museum of desert lore. See thousands of desert cacti and explore exhibits and attractions that display crystals, rocks and ancient fossils when you spend a day at this famous Palm Springs historical landmark.

Smoke Tree Stables
Smoke Tree Stables

2500 Toledo Ave
Palm Springs, CA 92264   Directions

(760) 327-1372

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Go horseback riding at Smoke Tree Stables in Palm Springs. Saddle up to travel across 150 miles of picturesque riding trails that take you through the historic Agua Caliente Indian Canyons, and offer year-round streams and beautiful palm oases. Giddy-up for a day spent outdoors enjoying natural solitude and nature's beauty.

The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

47900 Portola Ave
Palm Desert, CA 92260   Directions

(760) 346-5694

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Escape with the family on desert adventure. The Living Desert is the only American zoo and botanical garden dedicated to the deserts of the world. Families learn about deserts across the globe through exhibits and attractions that showcase the challenges that desert animals face like extreme heat and a limited water supply.

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