Palm Desert Outdoor Activities

Discover Palm Desert’s Great Outdoors

Palm Desert is known for its fun outdoor activities. Throughout the Palm Springs area, and the Coachella Valley, there are endless things to do outdoors. From beautiful Gardens on El Paseo to Desert Adventures’ Jeep Tours to Soak City Water Park, guests at Shadow Mountain Resort have access to tons of outdoor fun. We’ll help you plan an outdoor adventure that’s perfectly tailored to you and your family.

Exciting Activities for Active Guests

Shadow Mountain Resort, with its famous tennis facilities, often attracts active guests who like to do things outdoors. Our staff knows the Palm Springs Area, and we enjoy sharing our knowledge with you. On this page, you’ll find some the best outdoor activities near Shadow Mountain Resort.

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Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains

San Jacinto Mountains

The Santa Rosa mountain range extends along the western side of the Coachella Valley and connects to the San Jacinto Mountains. Together considered the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains Read more…

Moorten Botanical Garden

Cactus Garden

The Moorten Botanical Garden is open year-round and features Instagram-worthy desert plant gardens. This botanical garden and cactarium is ranked among the top “7 Gardens to Visit in Palm Springs” and USA Today’s “10 Best: Gardens in Palm Springs.” Explore roughly 3,000 varieties of exotic desert flora at Moorten Botanical Garden.

Escena Golf Club

Palm Desert Golf

Play at Escena Golf Course looking over the San Jacinto Mountains. This Palm Desert golf course is rated among the best golf courses in California.

Classic Club Golf

Palm Desert Golf Course

Tee off at Arnold Palmer designed Classic Club Golf. This Palm Desert course is known as the host of the Bob Hope Classic.

Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve

Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve

The Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve is an 880-acre habitat of palm trees that makes up a portion of the 20,000-acre Coachella Valley Preserve. Thousand Palms is a unique desert landscape Read more…

San Bernardino National Forest

San Bernardino National Forest

The San Bernardino National Forest covers a total of 154,000 acres of protected land and 30 miles of the iconic Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. The park boasts opportunities for a variety of outdoor recreation, including hiking, horseback riding, cycling, fishing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and more.