Coachella Valley is a famous place in Palm Desert,CA. Millions of people travel to the Coachella Valley every year for outdoor activities such as camping and hiking. Some recreational areas include:
-Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
-Indio Hills Palms State Reserve
-Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
-Santa Rosa Mountains Recreational Area
-Tahquitz Canyon (discussed more below)
The Coachella Valley is rich with natural vegetation and wildlife that enriches residents’ and visitors’ experiences. The area has large desert areas that attract many species of animals including: bighorn sheep, mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, kit foxes, hawks and golden eagles.
The Coachella Valley is home to Tahquitz Canyon which was created by the collapse of limestone caves that exposed the artworks left behind by an ancient Native American tribe, the Cahuilla Indians. Evidence suggests that these tribes lived in the area around 300 AD. The Desert Cahuilla people, who were hunter-gatherers, created pictographs to represent spiritual ideas. The ancient tribes would often paint on the smooth faces of rocks in shady canyon areas. Some examples of these symbols include arrows and human figures.
The Coachella Valley is a popular destination for tourists as it is home to many different activities such as camping, hiking, biking and fishing. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway takes visitors from the valley floor up 2900 feet to the top of Mount San Jacinto State Park where they can witness spectacular views along with unique plants and animals native to the region. This attraction allows residents and visitors alike a chance to discover a new part of this beautiful desert location .