“Exploring the Indian Canyons is one of Palm Springs’ greatest pleasures. Three distinct canyons — Palm, Andreas, and Murray — lie within, and each boasts a diverse array of hiking and equestrian trails.

The Maynard Mine Trail in Andreas Canyon attracts those who are eager for a challenge; its narrow, rugged, and rapidly ascending 6-mile round-trip route stretches even the most experienced hiker’s limits, with rocky terrain and several switchbacks. Many come away from the trail, out of breath and legs sore, scratching their heads: Who would dream of building a tungsten mine at the peak of such a steep site?…”

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