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Smoke Tree Stables

#7 of 30 Outdoor Activities in Palm Springs Features Animals
2500 S Toledo Ave, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-9599
+1 760-327-1372
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Top notch experience with amazing views

Riding through the Indian Canyons with Smoke Tree Stables was magical. We arrived at the stable 30... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Emily W
Beautiful scenery, great guide and Franky the horse

I did the 11 am Murrary Canyon ride and I was lucky to have Levi as my guide. He was so... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
diannekirwin
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Edmonton, Canada
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Horseback trail ride led by a cowboy guide takes visitors through breathtaking scenery, including breakfast, lunch or hoe-down barbecues.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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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 17 May 2017

Riding through the Indian Canyons with Smoke Tree Stables was magical. We arrived at the stable 30 minutes prior to the regularly scheduled 9am ride. This stable is a little different from what I’ve previously encountered; you don’t usually need a reservation to ride! As...More

1  Thank Emily W
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I did the 11 am Murrary Canyon ride and I was lucky to have Levi as my guide. He was so interesting and really nice and very competent. He pointed out lizards, butterflies, and other interesting desert flora and fauna. Franky my horse was a...More

1  Thank diannekirwin
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We had originally planned on doing the 1 hour ride but after reading reviews we decided to do the 2 hour ride. So glad we did!! Definitely a significant price difference, but well worth it. We went up through mountains, canyons, streams etc. it was...More

Thank mamaroc
Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Dear Mamaroc, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review- it really helps other customers. We are so glad to read that you enjoyed the Indian Canyon ride. Please come back and see us again and watch blue with that Camera........More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

My family took the 2-hour tour through Indian Canyon. I was nervous about doing the longer ride with our three young children (none of us had ridden a horse before) but the horses seemed to be well-trained and Debbie was wonderful in guiding us through...More

Thank AD3863
Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Hi AD3863, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We were thrilled to read that you enjoyed your ride. Please come back and visit us again! All the best, Stacey, and the Smoke Tree Crew

Reviewed 6 April 2017

My husband and I came here on vacation. We wanted to ride horses and saw the reviews for this stable and decided to give it a try. My husband had never ridden a horse before and I hadn't ridden one in over 20 years. My...More

1  Thank Chavivah12
Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Hi NBouie12, It was so nice meeting you and your husband! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review;) We were thrilled that you enjoyed your ride with us and hope to see you both again in the near future! Hope...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017

Booked a private trail ride as my girls and I are experienced riders. Ended up my boyfriend's son decided to ride with us - first timer!. There went our experienced ride! We had a great ride with some minor excitement - my daughter's horse slipped...More

1  Thank Martha K
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Having managed a few dude ranches myself back in the day I am aware of what it takes to run a good operation. This place is fantastic! Horses are well taken care of, competent staff and most importantly, they are all about safety. I rode...More

Thank MadelayneDesigns
Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Dear MadelayneDesigns, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! It was wonderful meeting you and we look forward to seeing you and your family in the future. All the best, Stacey

Reviewed 29 March 2017

if I were rating the ride alone it would be five stars...breathtaking! Leading up to the ride was a bad experience. We called the day before and arrived 30 minutes early as instructed. Because they do not take reservations, they had WAY more riders than...More

2  Thank mchelle1
Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Hi Michele1, thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry that you were unhappy with your experience. Please allow me to take a minute to explain; During our busiest times of the year we always tell our customers that there...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017

Mother and daughter ride with a very friendly and professional guide. Would absolutely return next time we come to PS and highly recommend it to others. Were also welcomed back to visit horses two days later.....More

1  Thank Ann L
Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Dear A&BOakville, It was great meeting you and your daughter! We very much appreciate your taking the time to write a review. So glad to read you enjoyed yourselves. Looking forward to seeing you in the future. All the best, Stacey and the Smoke Tree...More

Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable 1hr 45 minute ride through Indian Canyon for $120 each. 2 guides accompanied us. Some great views and lovely creeks. First time on a horse in over 20 years for me. Very enjoyable. Very sore now however! One of the guides was informative and...More

Thank JimUtd
Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Dear JimUtd, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Glad to read that overall you enjoyed yourself. All the best, Stacey and the Smoke Tree crew ;)

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Abnous S
27 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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