Indian Canyons ANCIENT FOOTPRINTS Walking Tour by Jeep

Palm Desert, CA


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

Journey to the Ancestral Home of the Cahuilla Indians: Stunning rock formation and the contrasting greens of magnificent California fan palms and more than 150 species of plants beckon travelers to these lush oases. Throughout your journey, your naturalist guide will engage and entertain you with stories about the lifestyle, culture, and beliefs of the Cahuilla Indians, our local Native American Tribe.

Andreas Canyon Hike: 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.

Palm Canyon Overlook and West Fork Falls:: View one of the largest natural palm oases in North America from the rim of Palm Canyon and enjoy a short walk to a hidden water cave where the water flows most of the year.


Tour Availability:

  • Morning tours are offered year-round
  • Afternoon tours are offered October – May only

Reservations: Advance Reservations are required and are subject to availability.

Vehicle: Open-air 7-pax Jeep

Departure Location: Tours depart from the sightseeing tour loading zone in front of the Welwood Murray Memorial Library (100 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262) in downtown Palm Springs. The pickup location is on the Tahquitz Canyon side of the library.

Google Map Link to the Welwood Murray Memorial Library

Hotel Pickup: Available from Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, or Palm Desert when booking by the Whole Jeep. Hotel pickup adds up to 1 hour to your tour.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Naturalist guided tour in a classic open-air Jeep Scrambler (CJ-8) with removable canvas shade top
  • Guided walking tour in the Palm Springs Indian Canyons
  • Palm Springs Indian Canyons admission fee
  • Bottled water and granola snacks

Tour Advisories:

  • This tour is suitable for children aged 8 and up. The minimum age for children on this tour is 5 years.
  • Proper footwear (hiking boots or walking/tennis shoes) are required. Please no open-toe shoes or sandals.
  • Guests should be in reasonably good physical condition, must be able to get in and out of the Jeep, and must be able to walk at least a mile over uneven terrain. Some light bouldering over medium sized rocks is involved.
  • Guests who are pregnant or who have neck or back issues or injuries should consult with their doctor before taking this tour.
  • Masks are required for non-vaccinated or partially-vaccinated individuals whenever they are within 6 feet of another person (not in their household, which includes the tour guide) or when riding in the jeep or other vehicle. Masks can be removed by non-vaccinated or partially-vaccinated individuals while hiking or when out of the vehicle as long as everyone maintains at least 6-feet of physical distance between one another. Masks are not required for fully vaccinated individuals. This policy will be updated from time to time in accordance with current scientific data and CDC, State, County, and Local guidelines, regulations, mandates, or restrictions.

Child Policy: Children must be at least 3 years of age AND 1) weigh over 40 pounds OR 2) be at least 40 inches tall to ride in our Jeeps. Children under the age of 8 or 4’9″ tall must ride in a booster seat (supplied by the guest and secured by a 2-point seat belt in the back of the Jeep).

38520 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264

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