Palm Springs Area
Murray Canyon | Andreas Canyon | Aerial Tramway
The resort town of Palm Springs has plenty of things to do on its own. The attractions listed here are nice outdoor day trips close to town.
The Murray Canyon Trail is a nice short hike just south of Andreas Canyon in the Indian Canyons. there are longer , more adventurous hikes for those who are in better shape.
The San Andreas hiking trail is nice and easy for most of the way. there are plenty of shady spots as you wind your way up next to the stream.
If you want to escape the heat or in the winter trample in the snow, the Palm Springs Tramway is the perfect choice. Enjoy the beautiful steep terrain as you ascend the mountain in a rotating tramcar.
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway which opened in September 1963, is the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world. Wikipedia