Tahquitz Canyon


Tahquitz Canyon a great quick getaway in Palm Springs. The canyon is one of the most beautiful and culturally sensitive areas of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Reservation. Tahquitz Canyon is home to a spectacular 60-foot waterfall, rock art, ancient irrigation systems, native wildlife, and plants. 


The hike into Tahquitz Canyon is amazing and well worth the price of admission. On each side of the trail, the canyon walls tower over you.
The hike is easy, 1.6 miles long, and will take you about an hour. The waterfall is located at the top of the canyon and is spectacular. You can wade into the pond that’s created at the base of the waterfall if you want to cool off. The hike back offers amazing views of Palm Springs and the valley. 

Visitor Center

Located at the canyon entrance, the Tahquitz Canyon Visitor Center offers educational and cultural exhibits, displays of artifacts, an observation deck, and a theater room for viewing. The Canyon makes a great escape for a few hours. 
The adult entrance fee is $12.50.

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