The nature scenery around Palm Springs, California must be seen to be believed. You will find all kinds of local flora and fauna that cannot be found anywhere else. Here is how you should plan for your nature and wildlife journey to Palm Springs:
Day 1: Palm Springs Wildlife at The Living Desert
Explore the Living Desert, a unique botanical garden and zoo located in the heart of Palm Springs. Local Palm Springs wildlife can be seen in their natural habitat, including mountain lions, big horn sheep, leopards, warthogs, and more. Over 450 amazing animals are featured in a variety of exhibits.
Day 2: Joshua Tree National Park
One of the most popular parks in the state of California can be found a short drive away from Palm Springs. Joshua Tree National Park is a thriving desert environment with some incredible camping spots to indulge in Palm Springs nature. Many animals that are active in the park include coyotes, snakes, big horn sheep, and more.
Day 3: Indian Canyon
Explore the valley immediate surrounding Palm Springs by hiking through Indian Canyon. This popular hiking area has numerous trails with a variety of difficulty levels to take in the Palm Springs nature. Taking the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will take you right to the top of San Jacinto Mountain on a 10-minute ride.
Day 4: Smoke Tree Stables
Give your legs a break and ride through Indian Canyon on horseback with Smoke Tree Stables. Their guides will help you feel right at home in the Old West. Overlook the canyon from incredible heights across the various trails.
Day 5: Coachella Valley Preserve
End your nature and wildlife journey to Palm Spring with a quick trip out to the Coachella Valley Preserve. This 20,000-acre sanctuary feature flora and wildlife that cannot be found anywhere else in southern California. This preserve was previously formed by sand dunes keeping it separated from the surrounding area. Make sure to plan your route in advance, as the Coachella Valley Preserve can be hard to spot from the highway.
Nature and Wildlife Journey to Palm Springs
There is no bad time during the year to witness the incredible nature and wildlife surrounding Palm Springs. Plan your wildlife journey today by looking at our privately-owned vacation rentals available in the city. You will be staying in luxury with exclusive amenities and home features. Start planning for your nature and wildlife journey to Palm Springs today!