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Explore Desert Dreamscapes

Hotel near Palm Springs Tram, Canyons + More

Sweeping Vistas, Desert Flora, Canyons & More

Sun-seekers flock to Palm Springs to soak up the rays poolside, but you can pair luxe relaxation with outdoor adventure. Kimpton Hotel Rowan puts you within reach of rugged hikes, world-renowned tennis and golf, and eye-popping scenery.

Explore the beautiful network of forest trails accessible from Indian Canyons. Head over to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway for gorgeous desert views without needing to change into workout clothes. Book a golf game at one of the valley’s legendary courses, and tee off surrounded by San Jacinto Mountain views. Get your flora fix on a stroll through the Moorten Botanical Garden. Borrow a bike from the hotel for a Palm Canyon shopping trip, or take an early morning self-guided tour of neighborhoods filled with beloved mid-century architecture.

Whether you just want a quick morning tennis match or crave the chance to steep yourself in dazzling desert landscapes, you’ll find your new favorite spot within a quick drive of the Kimpton Hotel Rowan Palm Springs. When the day’s adventures wrap up, you can swap stories beside the rooftop pool, taking in the vibrant sunset.

Experience Palm Springs Desert Magic

Aerial Tramway Mt. San Jacinto

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Board the world’s largest rotating tramcar, and soak up the desert vistas as you ascend two and a half miles up the stunning cliffs of Chino Canyon. At the peak, explore the wilderness of Mt. San Jacinto State Park and an observation center, with viewpoints and restaurants.

Drive Time: 15 minutes

Indian Canyons Palm Trees

Indian Canyons

With more than 60 miles of hiking trails ranging from easy to strenuous, the Indian Canyons entry is your gateway to wilderness exploration. Take a photo in front of ancient rock mortars, meander along creeks with towering walls on all sides, or hit a high country peak with desert city views.

Drive Time: 11 minutes to toll gate

Hiking Trail Tahquitz Canyon

Tahquitz Canyon

Located on Tahquitz Canyon Way, the Rowan is a quick jaunt to the canyon hike’s trailhead. With its seasonal 60-foot waterfall and ancient rock art, Tahquitz Canyon offers a glimpse into both the desert wilderness and the rich cultural history that characterize the region.

Drive Time: 5 minutes

Botanical Garden Palm Springs

Moorten Botanical Garden

See what your favorite houseplants would look like if they lived in a sun-drenched desert paradise. Take a relaxing walk through a huge collection of cacti and flowers, dotted with intriguing rocks and crystals. And, of course, take a lot of photos.

Drive Time: 5 minutes

Tennis Area Palm Springs

Tennis

Palm Spring is home to the world-renowned Indian Wells Tennis Garden and an abundance of posh, resort tennis clubs. Players of every skill level will find an ideal spot to work on their serve. Sign up for a lesson or just rent a racket and hit the court with a friend.

Drive Time: Varies

Desert Golf Course

Golf

With the desert landscape tamed into bright, jewel-like green golf courses, there’s no better place to golf than Palm Springs. The 300+ days of annual sunshine means golfers can stop refreshing the long-range weather forecast and focus on the game.

Drive Time: Varies