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Smoke Tree Stables

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2500 S Toledo Ave, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-9599
+1 760-327-1372
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1-Hr Ride is awesome, Will revisit for the longer ride!

Absolute MUST. For beginning riders, the 1-hour ride is amazing. Exceptional customer service, and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
sraj597
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Marco Island, Florida
Brilliant

All my long life I have wanted to ride a horse and if I never ride one again these folks have given... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David F
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Horseback trail ride led by a cowboy guide takes visitors through breathtaking scenery, including breakfast, lunch or hoe-down barbecues.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“hour ride” (40 reviews)
“private ride” (12 reviews)
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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 yesterday

Absolute MUST. For beginning riders, the 1-hour ride is amazing. Exceptional customer service, and an overall great experience. Will be coming back for the longer canyon ride soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All my long life I have wanted to ride a horse and if I never ride one again these folks have given me wonderful memories. I did two rides - one a level ride to get some confidence and a couple of days later the...More

1  Thank David F
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Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear David F, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your rides- Nothing makes us happier than creating lifetime memories! The care and safety of our riders and horses is so very important to us. Thank you for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do in Palm Springs! I am not an experienced rider, but the staff here made everything very easy and explained everything. The trails were awesome and the views were absolutely breathtaking. I would recommend the 2 hour ride. You go through...More

1  Thank Gbbkir
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful 2 hour trip horseback riding into the canyon from oasis to the top of the cliffs. This organization has their act together. We arrived 30 min early for the 9am ride, registration was easy. Helmets were readily available. There were about...More

1  Thank CandidMom
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We’ve used Smoketree on two occasions. The first was a private one hour ride for me. I had ridden regularly before my children were born, but I hadn’t ridden for a number of years, due to a knee injury. I knew mounting would be an...More

1  Thank 67,022
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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

What an outstanding stable and trail ride, friendly and accommodating people at the stable and the horses were very easy to ride. The canyons around the stable were beautiful, our group of friends had an amazing morning ride. We will definitely do this again the...More

1  Thank Michael S
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Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Dear Michael S, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your ride with us! It was lovely meeting all of you. We look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best,...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This stable is one of the best I've been to ! We try to ride on every trip ! The horses are very well cared for , beautiful! We took the 2 hr canyon ride (on an Indian reservation )!! It was amazing! They also...More

1  Thank Love2travel1163
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Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Dear Love2travel1163, We were thrilled to read that you enjoyed your ride with us! So appreciate you taking the time to write a review- really helps our customers. We hope to see you the next time you are on Vacation in Palm Springs. All the...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

You won't be disappointed! If you love nature, and want to see one of the many beautiful sights Palm Springs has to offer than this trip is for you. It is just under a two hour trip so very manageable for all levels of horseback...More

3  Thank Courtnie C
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Reviewed 16 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

4  Thank Emily W
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Reviewed 25 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

2  Thank diannekirwin
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SoCalRambler
7 January 2018|
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Response from Stacey J | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for contacting us! We call the ride our Indian Canyon "Haul" ride and not a two hour ride for that reason- ride time is about 1:40 in the saddle and two hours round trip of your time. Years ago we... More
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Abnous S
26 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
27 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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