The Palm Springs Indian Canyons are one of the most beautiful attractions to any Palm Springs visitor, especially if you love to hike. If you are only going to hike one place while in Palm Springs, this is the one you want to make sure you don’t miss.

You can hike Palm Canyon, Andreas Canyon, Murray Canyon, and a few other less known areas as well. Unlike other area trails, most of the trails in the Indian Canyons follow running streams, and are abundant in California Fan Palms, and many other types of vegetation and wildlife.

There is a fee to enter the area, so make sure you are prepared for that when you go to visit.

If you are ready to experience some of the most beautiful hiking Palm Springs has to offer, grab your CamelBak, other Hydration Pack or Hydroflask and get out to the Palm Springs Indian Canyons!

Directions to the Indian Canyons

To get to the Palm Springs Indian Canyons, take South Palm Canyon from Highway 111 and drive about two miles to the Indian Canyons tollgate. There are signs posted to help you find your way.


Oct. 1 – July 4: daily 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

July 5 – Sept. 30: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

(open only Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Last vehicle in at 4 p.m.)

No animals allowed.

The Indian Canyons Hiking Trails