Andreas Canyon Eco-Discovery Tour


Stroll along a one-mile journey under a lush canopy of California Native Fan Palms as Robin shares secrets of the same plants that sustained Cahuilla Indians who inhabited Andreas Canyon for centuries. Get exercise and learning in one adventure!

Eco-Discovery Tour of Andreas Canyon
with Robin Kobaly


Thursday, March 26th, 2020 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

2 1/2-Hour Eco-Discovery Walking Tour
Andreas Canyon in the Indian Canyons

Leader: Robin Kobaly
Botanist, Founder, and President of
The Power of Plants, and Executive Director of
  The SummerTree Institute


Thursday March 26, 2020 – Tour to be rescheduled
               10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Andreas Canyon
               South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264

With Robin Kobaly
               Botanist, Wildlife Biologist

Tour registration: $25 for 2 1/2-hour adventure  

  ~ Enrollment is limited. Please reserve early to assure your spot.

Like a walk back in time, this desert oasis offers a tranquil journey along foot trails through shady groves of native palms along a quiet stream, passing beautiful rock formations. Rock ledges have ancient bedrock mortars and metates used by Native American Cahuilla women centuries ago in food preparation. Follow along this easy footpath as Robin shares secrets of the same native plants that sustained the Cahuilla Indians who historically inhabited this exact site. Located on South Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, this adventure is on land that has been treasured as a homeland of Cahuilla Indians for millennia.

On this 2 1/2-hour stream-side excursion, Robin will identify native plants, and describe uses of these desert plants for food, medicine, tools, clothing, and shelter. Edible samples of the same plants collected elsewhere by Robin will be shared along the route. You will hear about underground, unseen root partners that connect the plants in the community, which help to sustain the entire ecosystem. Robin will explain how migratory birds travel to and through the oasis in an intricate dance based on day-length cues, hormone changes, stored fat, night skies, and magnetic particles in their brains to arrive precisely at this site each year. Birds and other wildlife that may cross our path will be identified, and Robin will reveal fun stories about each creature. Each tour is unique, exploring different seasonal plants, birds, and wildlife. Please call or email to reserve your spot; enrollment is limited to 18 adventurers.

You may want to bring a box lunch to enjoy stream-side on the picnic tables under the native palms after our tour. You won’t want to leave…

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians who manage this historic site charge an entrance fee (in addition to your tour registration). Canyons entrance fee (includes Andreas, Murray and Palm Canyons) – Adults $9; Ages 62+ and students $7; Ages 6-12 $5; Military with ID: free.

  • Andreas Canyon, Palm Springs, CA
  • $25 Tour Registration (plus entrance fee to Indian Canyons)
  • For more information or to enroll, please call 760-363-1166, visit our website, or email




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