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Guadalupe Pilgrimage Walk

Hundreds of Coachella Valley Catholics — and even some from outside the valley — set out before dawn Thursday on a 32-mile pilgrimage from Palm Springs to Coachella, gathering for the annual celebration and remembrance of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

The Catholic icon is revered by millions of Mexicans and others who gather yearly for annual pilgrimages in the United States and Mexico. Our Lady of Guadalupe is enshrined at the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City and is one of the most visited Catholic pilgrimage site in the world.

The Palm Springs-to-Coachella walk is seen as the longest such pilgrimages in the country.

The route begins in Palm Springs at Alejo Road and Palm Canyon Drive then continue. Walkers will then take Frank Sinatra Drive to Tamarisk Row Drive where they will then head south to Hovley Lane, east to Warner Trail, south to Miles Avenue, east to Clinton Street, south to Doctor Carreon Boulevard, east to Calhoun St., south to Ave. 50, east to Harrison St. and then finally to Valley Road. goes east along Highway 111 to Frank Sinatra Drive.

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