Visit the Tahquitz Canyon in Coachella Valley
An afternoon spent exploring the Tahquitz Canyon is an afternoon well spent. The Tahquitz Canyon is one of the most beautiful attractions in Palm Springs, where you get to dive into California nature and surround yourself with picturesque views. After waking up and having your morning coffee at Colony Palms Hotel, head over to the Tahquitz Canyon, just minutes away, and spend a peaceful day exploring all that the gorgeous landscape has to offer.
Coachella Valley: Home of the Tahquitz Canyon
The Tahquitz Canyon is one of the most beautiful and culturally sensitive areas of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Reservation. The canyon hosts a fascinating 60-foot waterfall, native wildlife, rock art, and ancient irrigation systems. Admission is $12 per person, but it is well worth it. There is plenty to explore upon your arrival, but make sure you don’t forget to spend time in the visitor center!
The Tahquitz Canyon Visitor Center, located at the entrance of the canyon, is an essential stop while visiting the canyon. At the visitor center, you can learn more about the rich history and the legend of Tahquitz Canyon. Also offered inside the visitor center are several educational and cultural exhibits, including displays of artifacts, an observation deck, and a theatre room for viewing The Legend of Tahquitz Canyon.
Tahquitz Canyon Trail
If you like a good challenge, you’ll want to hike the Tahquitz Canyon trail. Starting at the visitor’s center, The Tahquitz Canyon trail leads to Tahquitz Falls and back, with a 350-foot elevation gain. The trail can be described as steep and rocky – you must have good balance and be able to climb up and down rock steps that may be as high as 12 to 15 inches. Be sure to put on sunscreen, as there is minimal shade on the trail, as well as dress appropriately and bring a water bottle so that you stay hydrated. Throughout your hike, you’ll see all of the hidden treasures of Tahquitz Canyon. A trail map is available online!
The Tahquitz Canyon Waterfall
Tahquitz Canyon Falls is the waterfall located inside Tahquitz Canyon. This 60-foot beauty is one of the gems of the canyon – you won’t want to miss out on seeing it up close, where you can take some memorable photos. It falls beautifully over the rock face and down into a deep pool, where there are massive rocks that you can swim out to if you’re feeling inclined to take a dip.
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