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Painted Canyon

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Address: Palm Springs, CA
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A variety of colors paint the rocks here, giving this unique location its...

A variety of colors paint the rocks here, giving this unique location its name.

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Outstanding hike!

This is where anyone who comes to visit is in La Quinta we take to go on a hike. It is a spectacular hike. This is a hiker's dream come true and not far from the Palm Desert... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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La Quinta, California
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La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is where anyone who comes to visit is in La Quinta we take to go on a hike. It is a spectacular hike. This is a hiker's dream come true and not far from the Palm Desert area. Of note, there are 7 aluminium ladders to climb on this hike, so a reasonable level of fitness is required (and... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful hike, however, make sure you take the trail to the right out of the parking lot, NOT to the left unless you are a fairly fit hiker. We followed a group out of the "first" parking lot and went on the trail to the left. The best description of this hike was we survived. Winding thru narrow paths, some... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although my husband and I are not hikers, we really enjoyed the drive through the painted canyon. The dirt road was easily traversed - at a slow speed - and offered numerous amazing photo opportunities. The canyon wall colors became more beautiful around each bend. And, the sheer canyon walls were a sight to behold. We spent a little more... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

GETTING THERE: Despite the sign “for 4-wheelers only” at the turn-off to Painted Canyon Road, we had no trouble driving our Prius along the unpaved road - we just drove at a careful speed and did not deviate off the road. We were there the Monday after Thanksgiving around 10 am, arriving to find only 3 cars parked there before... More 

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Ramona, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few miles off pavement you enter steep walled canyons right along the San Andreas fault line. Park your car and hike of any of the narrow canyons. Enjoy Mother Nature at her rugged desert best.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Washboard road will rattle your teeth, but you'll get there after about five miles. The hiking through the slot canyons is fairly level and easy being in mostly loose sand and gravel. Beautiful canyons with high narrow walls and side canyons that get a little tight in spots. Be sure and take water and your camera!

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Overland Park, KS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hike was one of the most fun of all the hiking in Palm Springs area. Yes, it takes a bit of time to find it and arrive but the hike is worth it all, slot canyons, ladders, stunning mountain views and the Salton Sea glimmers from the top. Wear hiking boots and bring water/food. Worth it!

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Oswego, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a little way out side the PS area, but worth the half hour drive. The slot canyon is fascinating and the rock formations are unique. There are a variety of trails, ranging from fairly easy to very taxing. If you are tired of the same old overlook trails along the Coachella Valley, try this one.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Canyon, while not a state/national park, is well worth the effort to find . It is not for hikers that don't like a challenge or a rush! Its not your average stroll type of hike..it is off the paved roads and takes you into the mountain....we managed to meet a young guy who was taking 2 of his friends... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Walked the trails and they were lovely and peaceful. Nice day yesterday was raining but the rocks in the sunlight are great!

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