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These Activities Are Anything But Boring

Written By: Jacqueline Smith Palm Springs Outdoor Activities

While the rest of the country is hunkering down for a long winter, we are lucky enough to have the chance to get out and moving now that the weather is cooling off. In fact, this time of year is prime for enjoying outdoor activities in Greater Palm Springs. Take advantage of the many outdoor activities that are at our disposal! From rock climbing in world-famous Joshua Tree National Park to horseback riding up for some amazing valley views, read on to see what outdoor adventures in Greater Palm Springs might pique your interest this season.

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Give Cliffhanging a Go!

Rock Climbing

 

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If the title didn’t scare you off, this just might be your jam. With over 9,000 established rock-climbing routes, Joshua Tree is one of the highest-rated climbing areas in California! The unique landscape is punctuated only by its namesake and the many monoliths that set the stage for this outdoor adventure. If you’re a first-timer, no worries! There are numerous climbing schools where you can get a lesson or two. Happy climbing!

Joshua Tree National Park
760.367.5500

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Feel the Burn and the Breeze

Murray Canyon Trail

 

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Tucked in the Indian Canyons of Palm Springs is one of the most delightful, yet accessible, desert hikes around—the Murray Canyon Trail ending at the Seven Falls. Palm oasis and waterfalls are what’s in store, so bring your camera or snap a panoramic shot, but most importantly, enjoy this beautiful hike!

Murray Canyon Trail
38500 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760.323.6018

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Cycle Through the City Sites

City of Palm Springs Bike Trails

 

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Cool down with the wind in your hair and get the blood flowing by hopping on a bike while you ride through the designated bike routes throughout the city of Palm Springs.  You’ll be so busy taking in the sights that you’ll forget you’re burning calories! Donuts afterward, anyone?

City of Palm Springs Bike Trails
760.323.8299

 

Get Out On A Horse

Smoketree Stables

 

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Whether you’re a true city slicker or a cowboy/cowgirl at heart, you’ll love spending time on the back of a powerful horse. Take off to Smoketree Stables for what’s sure to be one of the best mornings or afternoons you’ve had in a while, with their trained guides leading you through the grand landscape of this desert environment.

Smoketree Stables
2500 Toledo Ave
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760.327.1372

Take It To The Top

Stone Creek Campground: Idyllwild

 

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If the weather’s not cooling down fast enough for you, take a quick ride up into the San Jacinto wilderness for some of the best camping around! Idyllwild offers a variety of different camping areas, so be it tent or vehicle camping, they have your ideal setting ready and waiting. Plus, a bunch of camp locations within the mountain area allow for star-gazing wherever you choose!

Stone Creek Campground: Idyllwild
CA-243
Idyllwild, CA 92549
951.659.2607

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Get Off The Beaten Path

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

 

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Take a trip to the Anza-Borrego Desert where you’ll find 500 miles of dirt paths that will lead you to new viewpoints and vistas. This desert park is California’s largest encompassing more than 600,000 acres of raw nature! Don’t forget your helmet!

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
200 Palm Canyon Dr
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
760.767.4205