Christy Anderson


Christy Anderson

Christy winters in the desert and spends the rest of each year at home near Denver or traveling. She leads mostly moderate paced hikes, often including stops for talking about local history. Christy plays golf with wild inconsistency, and refuses to let the game spoil the walk. In her past life she was a Sacramento land use attorney.


Palm Springs

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Feb 06 2023


8:30 AM


Urban Walk

Palm Springs Historical Walking Tour – Modernist Treasures, The Indian Canyons Neighborhood

On ancestral land of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is an attractive collection of luxurious Modernist residences with impressive landscapes lining the historic Indian Canyons Golf Resort.

With spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the lush fairways, these homes feature a treasure trove of concrete screen block patterns and a profusion of fascinating desert plants. This first 18-hole golf course in Palm Springs was a magnet for TV legends. Walt Disney, Chuck “Rifleman” Connors, and David “Fugitive” Janssen were some of the stars who lived and played here. Sinatra would swing with his famous pals at this swanky resort, and chose to host his first celebrity invitational golf tournament on these greens. Influences of the Agua Caliente tribe abound.

This tour is being led by Christy Anderson, a senior member and past president of CVHC, who is also a docent of the Palm Springs Historical Society. We are proud to have Christy lead this tour for our members.

Meet at S Camino Real and E Murray Canyon Real, next to the tennis courts.

Easy walk.

The fee to participate will be $35 for Coachella Valley Hiking Club. 

HIKE LEADER: Christy Anderson

HIKE LOCATOR: Palm Springs

HIKE DIFFICULTY: Easy, neighborhood walk

NOTE: You must be a current CVHC member to hike with the club! Join Now!