Aug. 1, 2012
-- Native Americans, ancestors of the Agua Caliente Cahuilla built thriving communities, in the desert city Palm Springs centuries ago. The Native Americans created their district in the Palm, Murray, Andreas, Tahquitz and Chino Canyons. Several traces associated to the tribes are abundant in these canyons that include rock art, foundations, irrigation ditches, dams, reservoirs, trails, and food processing areas. These resources are sacredly maintained by the scientists and nature lovers today. Visitors to the desert city can enjoy the serene beauty of this tribal culture and additionally appreciate and respect the tribal value. Along with it take pleasure of the abundant desert flora and fauna accompanied with the highest caliber of tribal craftsmanship.
One of the famous destinations offering Native American environment is the Palm Canyon. It is one of the attractive spots in the entire Palm Springs and Western North America. With a rich collection of aboriginal flora and fauna, used by the Cahuilla tribe this area reflects breathtaking panorama of the austere, rocky gorges and barren desert lands beyond. This area is preferred by the tourists as it led them to explore as well as give pleasure in, hiking or horseback riding. While in Palm Canyon, do not miss the opportunity of visiting the Trading Post for hiking maps, refreshments, Indian art and artifacts, books, jewelry, pottery, baskets and weavings.
Another important place of visit in Palm Springs is the Tahquitz Canyon. This is a destination for a spectacular 60 foot waterfall and offers display of rock art, ancient irrigation systems and artifacts, along with cultural and educational exhibits. Take pleasure of the self-guided hikes or Ranger-led hikes that provide you an excellent view. Murray Canyon is also a preferred place to get satisfied with the easy hike south from Andreas Canyon. Foot and equestrian trails leading to beautiful leisure spots. Andreas Canyon is the vital place that gives you interesting knowledge on the contrasting greens of outstanding fan palms and more than 150 species of plants within a half-mile radius that summons the desert-weary traveler to this flourishing oasis. This tranquil setting is ideal for bird-watching or a picnic at one of the spots.
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