Horseback Riding

“Back in the saddle again.”
— Gene Autry


The Old West. Born of rough-hewn men and women adventuring under the open skies, breaking bread around campfires, and sleeping under the stars, ‘home on the range’ is a quintessential part of the American Experience.

The Palms Springs desert is a place where little has changed, where the antelope still play, and one of the best ways to experience the wonders of the landscape is on horseback. Soaring palms, spectacular views, and hidden canyon oases are the reward for those who saddle up.

Parker Palm Springs is a desert oasis unto itself. Set on thirteen lush acres, it is the perfect escape for the week or weekend. Our estate was once owned by the ‘Singing Cowboy’ Gene Autry. Renowned for its post-modern design and Jonathan Adler interiors, many areas of the property still pay homage to our past, including our famed Gene Autry Residence, a perfect example of the distinctive accommodations our guests enjoy.  

Our luxury Palm Springs resort hotel offers three distinct swimming pools, spectacular dining and cocktails, and an array one-of-a-kind on property experiences so enticing that guests often find it hard to venture beyond the gates. But for those who do, discovering the desert on a horse is highly recommended.

Very close to our property is Smoke Tree Stables, offering some of the best horseback riding in Palm Springs for both group and private guided rides. One of the most spectacular is the scenic Murray Canyon Haul Ride. Winding through the incredible Indian Canyons, this 1 hour 40 minute ride will have you venturing along streams, beneath giant palms, and through deep canyons that hide some of the most precious and beautiful oases in the country. 



Slightly outside of Palm Springs, other recommended stables include Crazy Horse Ranch or CottonWood Canyon Ranch in nearby Morongo Valley. For another kind of trail adventure consider Covered Wagon Tours, which also provides a proper country BBQ. Contact the stables directly to book your ride or speak to our Concierge for more information.

After a day in the saddle, there is no better reward than time spent at Palm Springs Yacht Club, our on-property spa emporium. Easily the most luxurious Palm Springs spa in the Valley, here you will enjoy a stunning atmosphere, personalized service, and unrivaled pampering to help you unwind (or work out any saddle sores).

Post ride, post pampering, post dinner, wander down to our outdoor fire pit, pull up a chair, enjoy a cocktail, and recount your adventure. Here, beneath the starry desert night sky, one can’t help but feel home on the range.


Photos compliments Smoke Tree Stables.


About Us

Parker Palm Springs is quietly known as the 5-star hotel in Palm Springs. We offer only 144 rooms on thirteen acres of exclusive, private property. To help plan your next vacation, weekend escape, special event, or wedding, please Contact us.


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