Located in Palm Springs, the Indian Canyons are the ancestral home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Now days the canyons are a beautiful location where one can hike, ride a horse or enjoy the gorgeous scenery that surrounds this majestic place.
Making up the Indian Canyons are the Palm Canyon, the Andreas Canyon, the Murray Canyon, and the Tahquitz Canyon. Fifteen miles in length is the Palm Canyon that is one of North America's most serene lands that is made up of indigenous plant and animal life. One will notice tall palm trees during a walk down the foot path that takes visitors to a stream which makes a perfect location for hiking, horseback riding or picnicking. The Palm Canyon is also home to the Trading Post where jewelry, pottery, Indian art, hiking maps and other items can be purchased.
The Andreas Canyon offers scenic views and a trail that guarantees unique rock formations (some containing Cahuilla art work), and a lush rich environment made up of fan palms and endless amount of plant species - all within a half mile radius. This canyon provides excellent opportunities for photography and bird watching. The Murray Canyon is a simple hike south of the Andreas Canyon. It is home to the Big Horn Sheep and the Least Bells Vireo birds, both of which are endangered animals so consider this location as one of the most important in the region. This hidden canyon also boasts several horseback riding trails and foot trails that lead to areas that offer awe-inspiring views. The Tahquitz Canyon has been restored to its natural beauty and with the help of Rangers, its security and preservation has been restored.
Various tours of the canyons are also available and Tribal Ranger talks are always educational for learning the canyons rich history. The Indian Canyons are more than a place of beauty; it’s a journey into the past and present of Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.