Palm Springs: San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour

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Activity provider: Big Wheel Tours

Palm Springs: San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour

Activity provider: Big Wheel Tours

From € 165.77 per person

Explore the most colorful part of the San Andreas Fault on a 4-hour Jeep tour of Painted Fault. Drive in the rugged wilderness and ranch lands of the Coachella Valley. Enjoy dramatic vistas of the desert badlands, and learn more about the flora and fauna.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Explore the Painted Fault of the San Andreas Faults
  • Learn more about the geology and native plants from a naturalist guide
  • Discover "the most tortured landscape on earth"
  • Be impressed by the multi-million dollar agricuture industry of the Coachella Valley
Full description
Enjoy a rugged wilderness drive by Jeep or SUV, deep into the heart of the San Andreas Fault. Marvel at the narrow slot canyons, magnificent vistas and colorful layers of rock in the desert badlands. This is where earthquakes are born, and you will see first hand what geologists have called “The most tortured landscape on earth.” Drive down back country trails in a Bureau of Land Management Wilderness Zone. Get up-close to the Coachella Valley's USD 500 million agriculture industry. Then, marvel as the scenery changes to sheer canyon walls and abundant native desert plants and animal life. The spectrum of layers and colors will dazzle you, and leave a lasting impression of your adventure in the California desert.
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Water and snacks
  • Shake at a working date farm
  • Food
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

Morton's Steakhouse in Palm Desert, 74880 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260

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  • Please wear suitable shoes (no flip flops or high heels)
  • Cameras are highly recommended
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Really awesome! Ben drove us through the San Andreas fault area and it was stunning! Like to hike? That’s really great too! The “Ladders” are so fun! The Saltan Sea and it’s backstory fascinate me. It’s beautiful, and toxic. A great trip! Highly recommend!!

December 24, 2021

Our guide was excellent he would get a 5 star rating., a little long.

Just a little long, maybe 2or 3 hours.

April 13, 2014

Product ID: 15002