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Address: 2500 S Toledo Ave, Palm Springs, CA 92264-9599
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Horseback trail ride led by a cowboy guide takes visitors through...

Horseback trail ride led by a cowboy guide takes visitors through breathtaking scenery, including breakfast, lunch or hoe-down barbecues.

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Top notch experience with amazing views

Riding through the Indian Canyons with Smoke Tree Stables was magical. We arrived at the stable 30 minutes prior to the regularly scheduled 9am ride. This stable is a little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emily W
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Riding through the Indian Canyons with Smoke Tree Stables was magical. We arrived at the stable 30 minutes prior to the regularly scheduled 9am ride. This stable is a little different from what I’ve previously encountered; you don’t usually need a reservation to ride! As long as you show up at the right time based on their schedule, you should... More 

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Thank Emily W
Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did the 11 am Murrary Canyon ride and I was lucky to have Levi as my guide. He was so interesting and really nice and very competent. He pointed out lizards, butterflies, and other interesting desert flora and fauna. Franky my horse was a big guy and I felt really safe riding him. At one point in the ride,... More 

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massachusetts
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had originally planned on doing the 1 hour ride but after reading reviews we decided to do the 2 hour ride. So glad we did!! Definitely a significant price difference, but well worth it. We went up through mountains, canyons, streams etc. it was honestly something I will always remember. Our guide, Blue, was full of interesting facts and... More 

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Thank mamaroc
Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this review

Dear Mamaroc, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review- it really helps other customers. We are so glad to read that you enjoyed the Indian Canyon ride. Please come back and see us again and watch blue with that Camera..... Selfie's are his speciality, lol. All the best, Stacey and the Smoke Tree Crew More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family took the 2-hour tour through Indian Canyon. I was nervous about doing the longer ride with our three young children (none of us had ridden a horse before) but the horses seemed to be well-trained and Debbie was wonderful in guiding us through the canyon. It was a highlight of our trip and I would highly recommend it.

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Thank AD3863
Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this review

Hi AD3863, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We were thrilled to read that you enjoyed your ride. Please come back and visit us again! All the best, Stacey, and the Smoke Tree Crew More 

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017

My husband and I came here on vacation. We wanted to ride horses and saw the reviews for this stable and decided to give it a try. My husband had never ridden a horse before and I hadn't ridden one in over 20 years. My horse was "Jimmy" and he was a sweet spunky horse. I don't remember the name... More 

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Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this review

Hi NBouie12, It was so nice meeting you and your husband! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review;) We were thrilled that you enjoyed your ride with us and hope to see you both again in the near future! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation!! All the best, Stacey and the crew More 

Fairport, New York
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Booked a private trail ride as my girls and I are experienced riders. Ended up my boyfriend's son decided to ride with us - first timer!. There went our experienced ride! We had a great ride with some minor excitement - my daughter's horse slipped in the desert sand - a very graceful roll onto the floor - my daughter... More 

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Thank Martha K
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Having managed a few dude ranches myself back in the day I am aware of what it takes to run a good operation. This place is fantastic! Horses are well taken care of, competent staff and most importantly, they are all about safety. I rode a horse named roper. The ride into the Indian canyons was spectacular. We crossed water... More 

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Thank MadelayneDesigns
Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this review

Dear MadelayneDesigns, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! It was wonderful meeting you and we look forward to seeing you and your family in the future. All the best, Stacey More 

Portland
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82 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

if I were rating the ride alone it would be five stars...breathtaking! Leading up to the ride was a bad experience. We called the day before and arrived 30 minutes early as instructed. Because they do not take reservations, they had WAY more riders than horses. We waited 30 minutes past our ride time only to be told to come... More 

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2 Thank mchelle1
Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this review

Hi Michele1, thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry that you were unhappy with your experience. Please allow me to take a minute to explain; During our busiest times of the year we always tell our customers that there may be a wait. We don't only have wait times for horses, we have wait... More 

Collingwood, Canada
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93 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Mother and daughter ride with a very friendly and professional guide. Would absolutely return next time we come to PS and highly recommend it to others. Were also welcomed back to visit horses two days later.....

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Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this review

Dear A&BOakville, It was great meeting you and your daughter! We very much appreciate your taking the time to write a review. So glad to read you enjoyed yourselves. Looking forward to seeing you in the future. All the best, Stacey and the Smoke Tree Staff More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable 1hr 45 minute ride through Indian Canyon for $120 each. 2 guides accompanied us. Some great views and lovely creeks. First time on a horse in over 20 years for me. Very enjoyable. Very sore now however! One of the guides was informative and knowledgeable. The other was immature and just wanted to know what things were going off... More 

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Thank JimUtd
Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this review

Dear JimUtd, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Glad to read that overall you enjoyed yourself. All the best, Stacey and the Smoke Tree crew ;) More 

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