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Tree Rock Climbing - Experience the wonderful sport of rock climbing
in one of our nation's most popular and spectacular climbing areas - Joshua
Tree National Park! Celebrating their 12th year in business, the Joshua
Tree Rock Climbing School offers exciting 1- 4 day courses featuring all
levels of instruction from beginners to advanced (ages 6 years and up).
AMGA Certified Guides on staff. Individual, group and family outings offered.
All climbing equipment included.
Bighorn Bicycles - The Palm Springs bicycle rental and tour company. Quality trek bikes, knowledgeable guides, spectacular destinations. Hourly and daily. 302 N. Palm Canyon Drive, (760) 325-3367.
CANYON JEEP TOURS
Join us for a climb high above the Coachella Valley
in rugged back country with our Palms to Pines Tour. Venture into the
treasure of Indian Canyons: lush oasis, palm groves, desert lavender,
ancient trails, streams and waterfalls. And for a view of the valley clear
to the Salton Sea, come with us on our Wind Turbine/Joshua Tree Monument
Ride. Canyon Jeep Tours provides an adventure you'll soon not forget.
Our Jeeps are large nine passenger, canopy covered, open air, four wheel
drive vehicles. Jeeps are completely rebuilt for your comfort and safety.
Each Jeep is painted with a different jungle animal pattern! Toll Free
Reservations : 1-800-854-1279
HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES
Above The Desert
Sky Sailing- features the QUIETEST flight you'll
ever experience as you soar higher and higher with the wind beneath your
wings. (760) 782-0404
Palm Hills Croquet Association
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
Palm Springs International Film Festival Tenth
annual event at downtown Palm Springs theaters, presented by the City
of Palm Springs with other sponsors TBA, featuring the best of EuropaCinema
with more than 100 international film screenings from many countries,
including premieres, seminars, workshops, national galas saluting various
The Coachella Valley is a hiker's dream of canyons
Springs Aerial Tramway- 54 miles of trails in Mt. San Jacinto
Wilderness. Day permits at Ranger Station in Long Valley. 760-327-0222.
HORSE SHOWS & HORSEBACK RIDING
Horse shows: The Indio Desert Circuit Horse Show Held January 27 thru March 14th, the Desert Circuit is largest hunter/jumper event West of the Mississippi. Horseback Riding: "Hi Ho Silver!" The Coachella Valley is a horse rider's paradise. Bond with your personal version of Mr. Ed at:
OFF ROAD RENTALS
Off Road Rentals
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway- When it snows, the world famous Aerial Tram practically doubles in popularity as a ski-lift. Compared to the desert climate of Palm Springs, it's a whole other world up there and when it snows (which is often) ...there are plenty of snow activities to enjoy.
Tours - Stupendous Wind Turbine blades are turning 200 feet overhead,
with a rotor sweep half the length of a football field, in the wind as
it rushes through the fabled San Gorgonio Pass. This 1-1/2 educational
tour will carry you along the floor of the Colorado Desert, part of the
Sonoran Desert. Spectacular Mountain and Moonscape vistas are also part
of this brilliantly narrated tour. Toll Free - (877)449-WIND
Palm Springs Swim Center - Located in Sunrise
Park on Sunrise Way and Ramon Rd., the Palm Springs Swim Center features
a 50-meter Olympic-size public pool, two 1-meter diving boards, one 3-meter
board, spacious lawns, sun deck and a separate section for children. The
temperature is maintained at 80-84 degrees. Instruction for all ages.
Palm Springs Oasis Waterpark -This is it. Where
the kids act like kids and the adults act like...well...kids! This 21-acre
water wonderland features over a dozen water slides, the notorious free-fall
slides, body-and board-surfing in a 2/3-acre wave pool, an inner tube
ride, beach volleyball and even a Squirt City for small children. Beach
food, rental "hideaway" cabanas, lockers and dressing rooms.
Living Desert -This 1,200 acre park, one of our desert's must-see
attractions, is a living museum of desert plants and rare or endangered
species of animals from around the world. Camels, meerkats, cheetahs,
warthhogs, zebras, mountain lions, and the Santa Rosa Mountain bighorn
sheep are just some of the wildlife on display. Explore on your own or
take the guided tour by electric train. There is a gift shop, cafe, picnic
areas, and hiking trails. If you're lucky enough to be here for the holiday
season, come in and experience "Wildlights", an evening light show that
is one of the reserve's most popular attractions, especially for children.
47-900 Portola Avenue off of Highway 111 in Palm Desert. 760-346-5694.
San Andreas Fault
Many people do not understand what an earthquake is,
how it happens,what the effects are, or even exaclty what the fault, which
runs through the Coachella Valley, looks like. Scientists think the action
of the fault is what formed the valley, and you can find out all about
it on one of three tours now being offered.
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