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Tahquitz Canyon information
A historic and sacred centerpiece for the Agua Caliente people, this canyon featured in the 1937 Frank Capra movie Lost Horizon . In the 1960s it was taken over by teenage squatters and soon became a point of contention between tribespeople, law-enforcement agencies and squatters in its rock alcoves and caves. After the squatters were booted out, it took the tribe years to haul out trash, erase graffiti and restore the canyon to its natural state.
The visitors center has natural and cultural history exhibits and shows a video about the legend of Tahquitz, a shaman of the Cahuilla people. Rangers lead educational 2-mile, 2½-hour hikes; reserve in advance. Self-guided hiking is available until 3:25pm.