Includes: Light lunch (sandwich, chips, cookie, water) and round-trip coach transportation.
The Indian Canyons are the ancestral home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. these canyons are especially sacred to the Cahuilla people today and are historically important to scientists and nature lovers.
The Cahuilla people have thrived here for thousands of years. With an abundant water supply, the plants, animals and Agua Caliente Indians grew crops of melons, squash, beans and corn. They gathered plants and seeds for food, medicines and basket weaving. Today, remnants of the early Agua Caliente society such as rock art, house pits, foundations, irrigation ditches, dams, reservoirs, trails and food preparation areas still exist in the canyons. The Indian Canyons are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Palm Canyon in the Indian Canyons is the world’s largest Washingtonia filifera (California Fan Palm) oasis.
Indian Canyons offers several hiking options, from easy to strenuous. Attendees will take a shuttle to Indian Canyons from the hotel with a light lunch/snacks provided along the way to the Andreas parking area. At 1pm, hikers may opt to join a ranger-led interpretive talk and hike along the Andreas Loop (~1.5 hr; 1.2 mi. easy) or Murray Canyon (~2 hrs; 4.7 mi. moderate). Attendees should wear good walking or hiking shoes & bring a water bottle.
Bus departs hotel at 12:30 pm and arrives at the Indian Springs Canyon trailhead around 1PM.
Hikers should be back at the bus by 3:45 PM. Bus departs promptly at 4:00 pm and returns to the hotel by 4:30 PM.
Admission: $14 Adults / $11 Seniors / $6 Students/Teachers, Always free for children under 18, active-duty military and their family, and NARM and ROAM participants. Online Reservation required.
Book on your own
Tramway ticket, dinner and RT transportation included.
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world’s largest rotating tram car—travels over two-and-one-half miles along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. During your approximately ten-minute journey, tram cars rotate slowly, offering picturesque and spectacular vistas of the valley floor below. Once you reach the Mountain Station—elevation 8,516 feet—enjoy observation decks, a natural history museum. Join other APHMG attendees for cocktails and a relaxing, private buffet dinner at Peaks Restaurant (#8 on Architectural Digest's list of the World's Best Cliffside Restaurants).
Buses depart the hotel by 5:45 PM and arrive at the tramway around 6:00 PM. Last tramway descends at 9:00 PM; last bus returns to the hotel by 9:30 PM. *One shuttle will run a 45 min. loop for guests who may wish to return to the hotel early.
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