The Painted Canyons are a series of canyons located near Mecca, California. They are most known for the Ladder Canyon trail, where you climb ladders as part of your hike. There are 2 side canyons that are also popular, the Big and Little painted canyons. We did an out and back on the Big Canyon trail. You can find these canyons off Box Canyon Road (Ave 66) between Hwy 111 and I10. Best to do these in the Winter, when it is not hot!