Discover Outdoor Adventures in Greater Palm Springs

With 350 days of sunshine a year, Palm Springs offers a perfect escape from the cold temperatures of the northwest, and it is an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

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From hiking and taking an open-air jeep tour to riding the world’s longest rotating tram car to miles of hiking trails, there are a variety of activities to explore.

Get Outdoors in Greater Palm Springs: Things to Do in Palm Springs, California

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Palm Canyon boasts a  15-mile-long trail, but in less than a mile from the parking lot, visitors will find themselves in a lush palm canyon.

Hike On Ancestral Land Through Palm-filled Canyons

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My tip is to book a trip in the late afternoon to experience beautiful golden hour hues in the desert before sunset.

Take An Open-air Jeep Tour And Hike Through A Slot Canyon 

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Explore over 50 miles of hiking trails in Mt. San Jacinto State Park, including Desert View Trail, an easy 1.5 mile loop with scenic views. 

Ride The World’s Longest Rotating Tram Car To Miles Of Hiking Trails 

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Hike among Joshua Trees, cacti, petroglyphs, and unique rock formations. Hall of Horrors and Hidden Valley are the best trails to see Joshua Trees. 

Stroll Among Joshua Trees 

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The Living Desert Zoo and Garden offers a unique opportunity to experience the Colorado Desert in its natural state through a series of nature and hiking trails.

Experience Local And Exotic Desert Flora And Fauna 

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