Majestic mountains surround Greater Palm Springs, luring visitors with a siren’s song of wildflower blooms and incredible rock formations—but these are far from the only treasures hidden within these ancient canyons. A closer look reveals a true treasure and the mountains’ best-kept secret: Palm Canyon, the world’s largest undisturbed palm oasis. Join Wander List host Anndee Laskoe as she discovers the lore and legend surrounding Palm Canyon from the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, who have protected the oasis for centuries. Listen closely: Mother Nature’s siren song is calling.

Note - this video was shot during the spring super-bloom. While the many oases in the Palm Springs Indian Canyons stay green year-round, the surrounding hillsides do not always remain this lush.