• TRAIL DISCOVERY OUTDOOR GUIDE SERVICE
    (760) 325-HIKE
    www.palmspringshiking.com

    Serving Palm Springs, Indian Canyons, San Jacinto Wilderness, Joshua Tree and beyond. Transportation, water, hip-packs and snacks provided.


  • JOSHUA TREE HIKING ADVENTURES
    (760) 366-7985

    Cathy “Cal” Geberding offers half or full-day custom hikes for any size group.


  • PALM SPRINGS ACTIVE BIKE RENTALS
    (760) 861-1687
    www.psactivebikerentals.com

    Bike delivery and pick-up is available. Rates by hour, day or week with helmet, lock and local map included.


  • BIGHORN BICYCLE RENTAL & TOUR COMPANY
    302 N. Palm Canyon
    (760) 325-3367

    Offers hourly and daily rental rates in addition to guided bike treks including all equipment and snacks). Closed on Wednesdays.


  • DESERT ADVENTURES JEEP ECO-TOURS
    (888) 440-JEEP
    www.red-jeep.com

    Guided tours are available day and night with five different adventures to choose from.


  • OFFROAD RENTALS
    59511 Highway 11
    (760) 325-0376
    www.offroadrentals.com

    Offroad Rentals provides a variety of vehicles for self-guided tours in the desert sand with hands-on instruction. Open 10 am until sunset every day.


  • SMOKE TREE STABLES
    2500 Toledo Avenue
    (760) 327-1372
    www.smoketreestables.com

    Daily guided rides through over 150 miles of breathtaking trails in Indian Canyons. Private guided rides and group rides also available.


  • PALM SPRINGS CARRIAGES
    (760) 364-4430
    www.palmspringscarriages.com

    Offers narrated historic tours of Palm Springs by horse-drawn carriage. Carriage stop is located on Palm Canyon Drive in front of the Village Green, between Arenas and Baristo. Summer hours are Monday thru Wednesday 7pm to 10pm. Thursdays are reservation only. Friday and Sunday are 7pm to 11pm and Saturdays are 7pm to midnight.


  • COVERED WAGON TOURS
    (800) 367-2161
    www.coveredwagontours.com

    Embraces the pioneer spirit with a 2-hour ride through the Coachella Valley Nature Preserve followed by a good old-fashioned barbecue and live country music. The tours take place seven days a week from October to mid-May; Advance reservations are required.


  • DREAM FLIGHTS
    (800) 933-5628
    www.dreamflights.com

    Imagine inflating the balloon in the crisp pre-dawn air or the exciting sunsets over the valley. Revel in the fascination of flight and majestic views. Toast champagne at the landing site. Receive a certificate of ascension. Round trip transportation provided.


  • FANTASY BALLOON FLIGHTS
    (800) GO ABOVE
    www.fantasyballoonflights.com

    This is perhaps the most memorable way to see the desert: floating above the landscape in a colorful hot-air balloon. Choose from specialty themes like sunrise, sunset, or romantic champagne flights.


  • THE LIVING DESERT WILDLIFE & BOTANICAL PARK
    47-900 Portola Avenue
    (760) 346-5694
    www.livingdesert.org

    Established in 1970, The Living Desert is one of the most successful zoological parks in the country. Within its 1,200 acres you will discover over 400 types of desert animals and lush botanical gardens representing 10 different ecosystems.


  • KNOTT'S SOAK CITY WATERPARK
    1500 S. Gene Autry Trail
    (760) 327-0499
    www.knotts.com

    This family water playground features thirteen waterslides, a wave pool and lazy river. The beach club-style grounds offer private cabanas, food and beverages. Open seasonally, call or visit website for hours of operation.


  • PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAMWAY
    One Tramway Road
    (888) 515-TRAM
    www.pstramway.com

    Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is the world's largest rotating tram and it is rumored that on a clear day you can see all the way to Mexico! Traveling from the Valley Station at 2,643 feet above sea level to the Mountain Station at 8,516 feet above sea level, the tram takes you through the same flora and fauna that you would if you took a road trip from the Sonora Desert of Mexico to the Transitional Zone of Alaska. There are several restaurants at the top and plenty of hiking. Be prepared for a dramatic change in temperature when you get to the top! Cars depart at least every half hour with the first car up Monday-Friday at 10am; first car up weekends and holiday periods at 8am. Beginning Labor Day Weekend the last car up is 8pm with the last car down at 9:45pm. Beginning Memorial Day Weekend the last car up is 9pm with the last car down at 10:30pm. The Tramway will be closed for Annual Maintenance September 8 - October 3, 2008.