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Smoke Tree Stables

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Address: 2500 S Toledo Ave, Palm Springs, CA 92264-9599
Phone Number: +1 760-327-1372
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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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1-hour tour only along dry river bed

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... read more

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

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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Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We decided on a whim to call the stables and take a 2 hour ride. So glad we did! From the moment we arrived we felt very comfortable. The owners were friendly and welcoming. Our guide Ethan, was excellent and quite knowledgeable about the trail and surrounding environs. In addition the horses were healthy and seeming kept in good condition.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I had a horse named Pal and what a view! This was awesome and total worth it! For the 2hr it was $240 total cost for the both of us. We got a hat or helmet, all the water you can fit in your satchel, a satchel, and sunscreen. 11/10 would ride again!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Our family loves horseback riding and when we planned our vacation to Palm Springs, it was the first activity we thought of. Smoke Trees Stables offers a beautiful ride between two canyons where you get the best sight of the California desert. Our guide, Blue, is comfortable to ride with beginners like us, was very patient with us and gave... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We met in Indian Canyon, and were outfitted with hard hats and saddle bags (for water), the horses were ready to go. They match your experience to the horse. Beautiful scenery and beautiful experience, you can wear running shoes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

If you have the time and the stamina, I would definitely recommend the two hour ride. Beautiful scenery, crossed streams several times, really enjoyed the experience. Staff was friendly and very competent.

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