California Points of Interest

Indian Canyons

The Indian Canyons, located in the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Reservation near Palm Springs, California, offer visitors a glimpse into the rich cultural and natural history of the region. Comprised of three distinct canyons (Palm Canyon, Andreas Canyon, and Murray Canyon), the Indian Canyons are home to over 150 species of plants and animals, including rare and endangered species such as the Peninsular bighorn sheep and the California fan palm. Visitors to the canyons can hike on miles of trails, explore ancient Cahuilla Indian settlements and artifacts, and take guided tours with knowledgeable tribal guides. In addition, the canyons offer visitors the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the desert, with stunning rock formations, waterfalls, and perennial streams.

There are numerous reasons to visit the Indian Canyons, including the chance to learn about the unique cultural and historical significance of the region, to hike and explore the natural beauty of the desert, and to see rare and endangered species of plants and animals. Visitors to the canyons can also participate in special events and activities, such as birdwatching tours, night hikes, and cultural festivals. Additionally, the canyons offer a great opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse oneself in the tranquility and beauty of the desert. Overall, the Indian Canyons are a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the natural history and culture of California's desert region. Get driving directions.

Points of Interest
210 Border Monument
A-7 Pass
A-7 Valley
Aerial Tramway Upper Terminal Mountain Station
Brawley Slide Hill #3
Buttercup Valley
Cahuilla Tewanet Scenic Overlook
Cahuilla Tewanet Vista Point
China Wall Hill #5
Coachella Valley Vista Point
Comp Hill
Competition Hill #1
Dunes Vista LTVA
Filers Hole
Glamis Beach Store
Grays Well
Indian Canyons
Li'l Buttercup
Lizard Hill #4
Mesquite Mine
Mex. Buttercup
Monkey Paw
Oldsmobile Hill #2
Osborne Overlook
Patton Valley
Plank Road
Tahquitz Canyon Visitor Center
Test Hill
The Ceiling Hill #7
The Wall Hill #6
Tube 1
Tube 2
Tumco Historic Site
Wash 10
Wash 12
Wash 14
Wash 16
Wash 18
Wash 2
Wash 20
Wash 4
Wash 6
Wash 8
Watchable Wildlife Site

Nearby Camping
Location Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Tool Box Spring 6 6,110 ft
Pinyon Flat 18 4,026 ft
Lake Hemet Numerous 4,349 ft
Hurkey Creek 100 4,430 ft