On our second day in Palm Desert, after hiking Joshua Tree for a bit and not seeing much wildlife, we decided to head back down to the valley where it was warmer to try a different hike. We ended up at Indian Canyon, a desert oasis that offers trails that travel by waterfalls, scale some hilly terrain, and was literally crawling with animals.
A little spiny lizard.
The first oasis we traveled across.
Rocky terrain surrounding a desert oasis.
We found a chuckwalla!
Daniel scaling the rock to get a better look at the chuck.
He got right up next to him! This chuck was very laid-back.
A waterfall oasis.
Of the many hikes and places we went, Indian Canyon was our favorite on this trip. The wildlife was everywhere to be found, it was very scenic, and the oases scattered along the trail made for such a beautiful hike. And at 5-miles and a 78-degree day, it couldn't have been much more perfect.
Palm Desert Road Trip 2013 Posts:
Joshua Tree National Park │ Indian Canyon │ Palm Springs Aerial Tramway │ The Living Desert │ The Valley of Fire │ Palm Desert Road Trip 2013 Video