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Smoke Tree Stables

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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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Loved the Canyon Ride

I love to get out on horse back to see the country side if I can and to be honest, this was a great way to see the canyon. The creek in the oasis was quite high, so it made... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Hove
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love to get out on horse back to see the country side if I can and to be honest, this was a great way to see the canyon. The creek in the oasis was quite high, so it made walking it quite difficult for the hikers, but very easy when on horse back, as well as fun! It's not... More 

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are not horse owners or riders but my wife has booked a horse ride for us whenever the opportunity arises when on vacation. This translates to riding in New Hampshire, Arizona,Cancun and Cabo San Lucas. This is the best one so far! She didn't plan ahead but just called that day. We got there planning our normal one hour... More 

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

Hi BIGDave445, We wanted to take a moment and thank you for taking the time to write a review! It was wonderful meeting the two of you and we were thrilled to read that you enjoyed the Indian Canyon ride. We hope to see you and your lovely wife again soon. Kindest Regards, Stacey and the team More 

Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location is just south of Indian canyons golf resort. It is clean and well-maintained. The staff is friendly, and the horses are habituated but slightly responsive to rider controls. It's all western tack and the horses neck reign. They offer one hour rides for $50 per rider, but it is around the stable area. I opted for the $120... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I spent a couple of memorable hours riding through splendid Andreas and Murray Canyons outside of Palm Springs. We were lucky enough to ride after a rare desert rain (it was dry by the time we rode, so there was no compromise to our safety) and the resulting sky and landscape made it the most beautiful trail... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I was so impressed with the trail ride into Indian Canyon on my first visit, I came back for a private ride in the run-off basin which included lots of trotting and galloping. Whether you are a beginner or advanced rider, this stable has the horse for you!

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Thank GLGramercy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I was surprised by the attitude of the horses. Usually you get those that are numb to anything you try to make them do, but my horse was attentive and reacted sensitively to my commands. The 1-hour is a little boring since it leads you only up and down a dry river bed, where a lot of debris has been... More 

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Thank Peter W
Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Palm Springs is one of the many places we visited on our honeymoon to the USA from Australia- and Smoke Tree Stables was one of the most remarkable and special experiences we had! We took the 2 hour trail ride (must do!) and all of the staff and the owners were friendly and made us feel welcome from the start.... More 

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Thank Jess1516
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went on the 2 hour tour. It was well worth the cost. We saw some of the most beautiful and natural terrain. The horses were wonderful and the guides were very informative. If we ever come back to Palm Springs it will be first on our list of things we must do. Thank you for everything.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I visited Smoke Tree Stables 9/2016 and did a 2 hour trail ride. It was an absolutely wonderful experience! Everyone I met was incredibly friendly. My guide - Alex - was so friendly and knowledgeable about the area and the plants and animals we saw along the trail. He was an amazing guide. It was such a beautiful ride and... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

we have just done a horse ride from the Smoke tree stables We went for the 2 hour trail ride , it was great The guide Dennis was excellent , very knowledgable of the terrain The horses were sure footed and well looked after, my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it very highly The proprietor of... More 

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