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Smoke Tree Stables

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Great ride in the Indian Canyons

Myself, my husband and 4 teens booked this tour as a way to see all that the Indian Canyons had to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
deirdre329
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Dublin, Ireland
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Varied Terraine

I have been to Smoke Tree Stables 4 times now and it has the best 2 hr. ride that I have found in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elizabeth3rd
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Penticton
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Horseback trail ride led by a cowboy guide takes visitors through breathtaking scenery, including breakfast, lunch or hoe-down barbecues.
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2500 S Toledo Ave, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-9599
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+1 760-327-1372
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself, my husband and 4 teens booked this tour as a way to see all that the Indian Canyons had to offer. It was a ‘bucket list’ dream for me and it did not disappoint!! The horses were beautiful and very safe and steady through...More

1  Thank deirdre329
Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Deirdre329, Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! We strive to make every customer happy and were so glad to read that you enjoyed your time with us. The Indian Canyons are Spectacular and experiencing them on horseback is the best way to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Smoke Tree Stables 4 times now and it has the best 2 hr. ride that I have found in the Valley,other places just take you up a dry gully and down the other side. At Smoke Tree you are in the...More

2  Thank Elizabeth3rd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Smoke Tree stables exceeded our expectations with their two hour private ride through the canyon and down to the palm oasis in Palm Springs. Joy, our guide was knowledgeable to the area, gave us fun facts, and made sure we were comfortable and safe. The...More

1  Thank BashCreative
Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear BashCreative, We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your ride and experience with us! Can't thank you enough for taking the time to post a review. It is so helpful to our other customers. We look forward to seeing you on your...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018

We did the hour ride at these stables and loved it. The staff asked if we were experienced which we are not. they helped in every way they could, getting us on the horse, navigating Scooter and getting off. Our guide was amazing. telling us...More

Thank Catherine M
Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Dear Catherine M. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your experience! Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review, it is so helpful to other customers. You guys were fantastic, we look forward to seeing you again in the...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018

I am not an experienced rider and to tell you the truth I am a little afraid of riding. I did enjoy this experience much to my surprise. My husband likes to ride so this was fun for him too. Took the 2 hour ride...More

Thank Suzie R
Reviewed 27 April 2018

I have horses of my own so when I tell you their horses are well taken care of I mean it. The ride was amazing through the mountains the horses handles the up and down perfectly. The guides were helpful and knowledgeable. Looking forward to...More

1  Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

I came across this on TripAdvisor and knew I needed to bring my daughter here. She is 10 and love riding. Easy to find and beautiful. We took the 1 hour ride right at the ranch great area right at the base of the mountains....More

Thank Katie S
Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Dear Katie S, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. So glad that you enjoyed your ride! It was wonderful meeting you and your daughter;) We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Palm Springs, All the...More

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

I was in town last weekend for a wedding and was looking for something to do with my boyfriend on Saturday. I actually found this place on Instagram! When I we got there is was even more beautiful then the photos they post! The staff...More

Thank RebeccaM5664
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Had a great day with the family today riding horses! Thank you to Smoke tree staff for making our experience so fun and kid-friendly. Loved playing with your dog Jax too.. We even saw bunnies. :)

Thank Canfield C
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Well I can say that this was our worst experience in three weeks of traveling California. The horses walked around a dry river bed 20 minutes up and 20 minutes back. Not worth the time or money. My 8 year old loved it though.More

Thank Delta5076
Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Dear Delta5076, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We were very sorry to read that you were unhappy with your experience. Glad however, that your child enjoyed the the ride! We do offer two different ride options, the one hour ride...More

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SoCalRambler
7 January 2018|
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Response from Stacey J | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for contacting us! We call the ride our Indian Canyon "Haul" ride and not a two hour ride for that reason- ride time is about 1:40 in the saddle and two hours round trip of your time. Years ago we... More
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Abnous S
26 September 2016|
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Response from Stacey J | Property representative |
Hello, Children need to be 7 years of age to ride with us. All the best, Stacey
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Jennifer W
28 July 2015|
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Response from Stacey J | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for contacting us! We only take reservations for private rides. we have a schedule of our regularly scheduled rides on our website and no reservations are required for those times. if you would like to go... More
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