I need help! I'm planning a trip to Palm Desert, California and stayin at Marriott's Shadow Ridge, Dec 3-10th. I want to know about hiking and whether or not it is wise to have a guide. Has anyne eaten at Lok Palm Springs Patio and Bar in Palm Springsd or El Taco Asada? I also want to horseback ride...any suggestions? Please feel free to suggest anything worthwhile. Two women, age 58, having a girls week!
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- Palm Springs Aerial Tramway1 Tramway Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262-1827recommended Palm Springs Aerial TramwayThis tramway takes you on a dizzying trip from the desert floor up into the San Jacinto Mountains. In summer, you can hike into the cool pine forest and if you're ambitious, up to the top of Mt San ... read moreJacinto (elevation 10,384 feet). In winter, you can rent snowshoes and cross-country skis to follow the trails. Even if you don't do much at all at the top other than enjoying the scenery, it's worth making the trip!.Comment.about 3 years ago. ReportSara Benson
Another great place to go hiking, though in winter you'll want to rent some snowshoes!
- Indian Canyons38500 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264-9332recommended Indian CanyonsJust south of downtown Palm Springs, this tribla-run park is a paradise for desert hikers. Go early in the morning, which is cooler for hiking and also better for wildlife watching in the canyons' ... read moreoases, and consider taking one of the Native American-guided walks to learn more about the area's natural history. Don't forget to carry plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat!.Comment.about 3 years ago. ReportSara Benson
Have fun on your active outdoors trip!
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You definitely don't need a guide for hiking. There are lots of nice trails in the mountains around palm desert and the folks at the hotel can probably tell you where to go.
Important thing is to bring plenty of water, a hat, and some sunscreen..Comment.over 3 years ago. Report