Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Indian Canyon

Indian Canyon hike

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.

Indian Canyon spiny lizard
A little spiny lizard.
Indian Canyon oasis
The first oasis we traveled across.
Indian Canyon lizard
Indian Canyon oasis
Rocky terrain surrounding a desert oasis.
Indian Canyon chuckwalla
We found a chuckwalla!
Indian Canyon chuckwalla
Indian Canyon hike and a chuckwalla
Daniel scaling the rock to get a better look at the chuck.
Indian Canyon chuckwalla
Indian Canyon hike and a chuckwalla
He got right up next to him! This chuck was very laid-back.
Indian Canyon waterfall
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 FirePalm Desert Road Trip 2013 Video


Kateri Von Steal said...


Martha said...

Great pics! It looks like you had so much fun. Thanks for sharing with us!

Kelsey Wilburn said...

ack! those lizards would be a hard pass for me! bleck

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Isabel Boren said...

Hi! Just found your page through Jenni at and thought I would take a look!
Your pics looks really exotic to me. Where exactly in the U.S is it?
I just posted travel adventures from Jakarta, Indonesia - welcome to visit my little space

Ciao / Bella in Hong Kong

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I would totally go to see all the lizards, they're so cool!

Zoe Gerry Bullard said...

Love your photos! That chuckwalla is really scary and I can't believe how close Daniel got! You two are daredevils ;)

Raeven said...

This is all beautiful! It makes me want to plan a trip out there. :)

Alyssa said...

Lizards totally scare me, I'm not going to lie. That guy is huge!

Erica DeVolder said...

Wow that's amazing! I have always wanted to visit there.

Katie Kosaya said...

Lizards are awesome! You're so lucky to see many of them! What a great adventure!

Annelise Rowe said...

Hehe, We are SUCH lizard lovers! I think it's what keeps bringing us back down there! I know... nerds!

Annelise Rowe said...

Hello Bella! These photos were from a trip we took in Southern California, off the pacific coast (kind of) of the US! We were hiking a desert oasis so lucky for us we got the jackpot of hikes!

Annelise Rowe said...

Ha! Would you ever hold Dobby? I could bring her to work sometime... it would be fun!

Annelise Rowe said...

Not only are they long... but they're thick! At least they're not poisonous... and rather friendly (for the most part!).

Isabel Boren said...

Hi again! Didn't see your reply until now - wish all bloggers would be one the same platform, would make it so much more convenient.
Despite having a lot of close American friends - I have actually never been in the U.S - so really would love to do a big road trip at some point. The pictures from your trip is just what I have in mind. TBC

Have a great weekend.

Annelise Rowe said...

Hey again! What platform do you use? How can I make it better? Do you get emailed when I comment back? If you have a Disqus account, it will do that ... but for the time being, I wanted a comment system that showed on my blog and emailed people (if they have an account).

You should totally road trip the US! So fun!