Painted Canyon and Mecca Hills Wilderness Jeep Tour

Painted Canyon and Mecca Hills Wilderness Jeep Tour

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Key Details
4 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
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Live Guide

Pick-up service

Pick-up from Palm Desert, Indian Wells, or La Quinta on request. Please call (760) 324-5337 to inquire about pick-up

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What You'll Do
  • Explore the sheer canyon walls and fascinating geology of the Painted Canyon
  • Learn about the Coachella Valley's 2nd largest industry
  • Enjoy optional hikes, including the Hike of Death!
  • Marvel at the lunar landscape of the Mecca Hills
  • Get a magnificent view of the awe-inspiring Salton Sea
Experience the sheer canyon walls and fascinating geology of the Painted Canyon on a 4-hour wilderness Jeep tour, and immerse yourself in the local agriculture, scenic vistas, and abundant desert flora, with amazing hiking options.
What to Expect
Enjoy an incredible half-day adventure by Jeep that takes you to the eastern end of the Coachella Valley. Here, you will find yourself immersed in the area’s 2nd largest industry - agriculture.

Depending on the time of year and growing conditions, you may see fields of artichokes, cauliflower, or bell peppers to name a few. You will also pass farms that grow Red Flame and Thompson grapes, as well as groves of oranges, lemons, limes, and, dates. Learn the percentage of American dates that are grown in the Coachella Valley.

Rise above the agricultural basin and cross the beautiful Coachella Canal, which affords a magnificent view of the awe-inspiring Salton Sea. As you leave the pavement and enter the majestic Mecca Hills Wilderness Area, you will be amazed by the lunar-like landscape reminiscent of "Star Trek."

Journey into the spectacular Painted Canyon and marvel at the incredible billion-year-old rainbow-colored mineral striations towering above you. Enjoy an optional hike through narrow slot canyons. You can choose from an array of hikes, including an easy nature walk of the Indiana Jones Hike, or the infamous “Hike of Death!”
What's Included
  • Narrated jeep eco-tour
  • Naturalist guide
  • Guided nature walk or hike (geared to the abilities of the guests)
  • Granola snack and bottled water
  • All fees and taxes
What's Not Included
  • Guide gratuities (optional, but appreciated)
Meeting Point

The tour departs from the Ralph's Shopping Center in Indio, 49908 Jefferson St, Indio, CA 92201. For directions, please call (760) 324-5337

Know Before You Go
• The minimum age for this tour is 5 years old
• Parents of children less than 8 years of age, and less than 4' 9" tall must provide a car safety seat for their child, per California law
• Please wear closed-toe shoes with rubber soles (such as tennis shoes or hiking boots). Sandals and shoes with high heels are not recommended
• Wear comfortable clothing and dress in layers as desert temperatures can change quickly. In the cooler months (November through March), bring a light sweater or jacket
• Bring a hat and sunglasses and apply sunscreen before the tour
• Don't forget your camera or video camera
• Guests with neck, back, or serious injuries, and women who are pregnant are advised to consult with their doctor before taking any Jeep tour
• Advance reservations are required for this excursion
• Cancellations with 48-hours advance notice are subject to a 5% service charge. No refund is offered for tours cancelled within 48 hours

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