Indian Canyons Jeep & Hiking Tour

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Online reservations are accepted until 48 hours prior to departure. Within 48 hours, please call our Reservations Desk at (760) 324-5337 to inquire about availability.


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Climb aboard one of our Big Red Jeeps for a visit to the ancestral home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, where stunning rock formations and the contrasting greens of magnificent fan palms and more than 150 species of plants beckon travelers to these lush palm oases.

  • Your professional guide will educate and entertain you with stories about the history, culture, lifestyle, and legends of the Cahuilla people.
  • In Andreas Canyon, enjoy a guided 1-mile hike on a tranquil trail along the banks of Andreas Creek as your guide describes the ceremonies and legends of the Cahuilla people and explains how they used the desert’s plants for survival.
  • View one of the largest natural palm oases in North America from the rim of Palm Canyon.
  • Enjoy a short walk to a hidden water cave where the water flows most of the year.
  • At the end of your adventure, relax, refresh, and shop for unique gifts and souvenirs at the Indian Trading Post which features Indian art and artifacts, books, jewelry, pottery, baskets, weavings, refreshments, and more.

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT an off-road tour. If you are looking for an off-road / 4WD experience, we recommend one of our San Andreas Fault Jeep Tours or our Mecca Hills / Painted Canyon Jeep Tour.


  • Wear closed-toe shoes with rubber soles (such as tennis shoes or hiking boots). Sandals and shoes with high heels are not recommended.
  • Wear comfortable clothing – we recommend you dress in layers as desert temperatures can change quickly. In the cooler months (November through March), we suggest you bring a light sweater or jacket.
  • Don’t forget your camera or video camera – the photo opportunities are amazing!



  • Jeep eco-tour with an expert naturalist guide
  • Guided nature walk (geared to the abilities of the guests in the jeep)
  • Granola snack and bottled water
  • All admission/site fees & taxes


  • Guide Gratuities are not included in the tour cost. While gratuities are not required or expected, our guides do appreciate gratuities as an acknowledgement of their excellent service and knowledge. Therefore you might want to bring along cash in case you want to express your appreciation to your guide in this way.  The suggested gratuity is 10-15% of the tour price, or whatever you feel is appropriate.
  • Hotel pickup is available from select locations in the City of Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. Please call (760) 324-5337 a day or two before your tour to inquire about and schedule hotel pickup (additional charges may apply).


  • Tours cancelled at least 48 hours prior to scheduled departure shall receive a FULL REFUND (including booking fees, if applicable). There is no refund for cancellations received within 48 hours of the scheduled tour departure or for no-shows.
  • If Desert Adventures cancels the tour due to weather or safety issues, you may rescheduled at no charge (subject to availability) or request a full refund or a gift card for the full purchase price that you can use at another time.


  • Guests with neck, back, or serious injuries and women who are pregnant are advised to consult with their doctor before taking any Jeep Tour.
  • The Indian Canyons Jeep & Hiking Tour requires guests be able to complete an easy 1-mile hike over sometimes uneven terrain.
  • Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


  • Advanced reservations are required for this tour.
  • 48-Hours advance notice is required for online bookings. To make reservations for tours departing within 48 hours, please call Desert Adventures Tour Reservations Desk Toll Free at 1-888-440-5337 ext. 1 or locally at 1-760-324-5337.


  • This tour has a 2 person minimum. If you are a single traveler, please call our reservation’s desk at 1-888-440-5337 ext. 1 Toll Free or 1-760-324-5337 locally to inquire about joining an existing tour or you may email us and we will get back to you within 24 hours.


The departure location for this tour is from the Sightseeing Tour loading zone in front of the Welwood Murray Memorial Library located at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262.  

The Sightseeing Tour loading zone is on E. Tahquitz Canyon Drive, right in front of the library.

There are public restrooms located across the street at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.  

Free public parking is available 2 Blocks to the South in the City lot on W. Baristo Rd. between Indian Canyon Drive and Palm Canyon Drive.  

There is also unlimited free street parking 1 block North of E. Tahquitz Canyon Drive on N. Indian Canyon Drive (North of E. Andreas Rd.).

Complimentary hotel pickup is available for guests staying in the City of Palm Springs, subject to availability.   Pickup from Rancho Mirage is also available for an additional charge of $25 per booking.

To request hotel pickup, please call our office at (760) 324-5337 a day or two before your tour.  Hotel pickup adds approximately 30 – 45 minutes to the tour duration, depending on your pickup location and number of pickups scheduled.


Same as departure.



Senior (62+)
Child (12 & Under)
Private Tour

$139 USD
$124 USD
$114 USD
$800 USD


Private tours are sold by the vehicle. Each Jeep holds up to 7 guests.


October – May
Public Tours are offered at
8:30 AM and 1:00 PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
Private Tours are offered daily every morning and afternoon

June – September
Public tours depart at 8:30 AM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
Private Tours are offered Monday – Saturday mornings only


3 hours from downtown Palm Springs
Hotel pickup adds up to 1 hour


Discounts or special offers apply to the adult tour rate only and can not be combined.




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Awards + Recognition

Certificate of Excellence Winner - Hall of Fame

2018 San Jacinto Award 

Recognition of Dedication
Greater Palm Springs Convention
and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB)

2018 Business Award

Medium Business of the Year
Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce

2015 Santa Rosa Award 

Recognition of  Excellence
Greater Palm Springs Convention
and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB)

2015 Golden Palm Award

Attraction of the Year
Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism