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Half-Day Jeep Tour of the San Andreas Fault From Palm Springs

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  • Half-day Jeep tour to the San Andreas Fault, from Palm Springs
  • Visit part of the San Andreas Fault and hear about California's geology
  • See the Coachella Valley, the Salton Sea, desert wilderness, and farms
  • Drive off-road in a rugged 4WD Jeep
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Includes guide, round-trip transportation, and light refreshments
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Overview
Learn about California's geology and desert wilderness on a half-day Jeep tour to the San Andreas Fault. Drive through the Coachella Valley to the fault zone while hearing from your guide about native plant and animal life, local history, the Salton Sea, and earthquakes. Depending on your preference, you can take a nature walk in the desert or stay in the vehicle. You'll also stop by a date farm where you can try their signature date milkshake. Includes guide, transportation, and light refreshments.
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Come see where earthquakes are born! You will see first hand what geologists have called ” the most tortured landscape on earth” as you visit the backcountry trails of a Bureau of Land Management Wilderness zone. Clients will also get an up close look at the Coachella Valley’s $500 million agriculture industry on the drive to and from the back-country. Sheer canyon walls, fascinating geology, and abundant native desert plant and animal life are highlights of this tour. This is the most colorful portion of the San Andreas Fault in all of California. The spectrum of layers and colors will dazzle you. We try to cater the hiking and nature walking to each group. If the clients want to hike more, we will If the clients want to keep it a strictly driving tour we will.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Guide Raul grew up with the fault nearly in his backyard! 1/2 day learning about the whole Valley, the fault itself, geology, history. Raul was full of helpful information. I have been to Palm Springs numerous times, but this gave me additional perspectives and is...More

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evantrubee, Owner at Big Wheel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Vikki! Seeing the Salton Sea is a great bonus on our San Andreas Fault tour. We appreciate the kind words about Raul too, we are lucky to have him!

Reviewed April 24, 2019

Wife and I got to hike the ladders to the top, through amazing scenery. Captain Ron was instantly a guide and friend. We hit it off perfectly. he was prepared with stories and knew all the flora and fauna of the area, along with the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Mr. Arbogast! We hope to see you and your family again on a future tour.

Reviewed April 14, 2019

Our tour guide was Captain Ron and he was very polite and knowledgeable. He knew a ton of information about the history, geography, and geology of this area of California. He was also a really interesting person with a lot of unique knowledge and experiences,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2019

Thank you Moira!

Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

Outstanding tour of Joshua Tree National Park. Our guide Ed was extremely well informed as well as very personable. Highly recommended!

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Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2019

Thank you! Thank you for the kind words about Ed. He has been exploring the desert for many years and certainly loves his job!

Reviewed February 10, 2019

We toured with Ed and it was so informative and the scenery spectacular! It's a bumpy off-road ride, but totally worth it. We learned about the geology of the region, the current challenges with the Salton Sea, the local agriculture including the date palm and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2019

Thank you! That flood was incredible and helps explain why that canyon looks the way it does. Thank you for the kind words. We are proud to have Ed on our staff!

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