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The fault does run through the Coachella Valley and is more obvious in some places than in others. Where you see the huge California fan palms growing naturally, is where you will find the fault. In this area , evidence of the fault is more...More
Lovely part of the country but you have to look very closely to see something that is not that obvious to a trained geologist.
I suspect we were were likely in the wrong place, or had higher expectations.
Fortunately the fault didn’t have an issue while our group of 250 had drinks and dinner. A musical light show followed on the side of the fault. Very windy and dusty! But cool! Wear a jacket and closed toe shoes!
Closer than you'd think to Palm Desert - and I do mean close! Just over the I-10 on Washington, and another 2 miles and you are there! sometimes overlooked by other more major attractions, but this is a very interesting tour of the area on...More
Spent a couple of hours here and although heavy rains had done quite a bit of damage to the area causing some of the trails to be closed it was still a pleasant walking trip. Lots of birds seen and some animals in the distance....More
We decided that since were in the area we needed to go view the San Andreas Fault. The fault runs for many miles but there is a viewing spot near Palm Springs. It was awesome to look at the fault which is responsible for so...More
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The fault is 800 hundred miles long. There are multiple places along it that you can visit for no cost. You just research where you are and there are usually places along the way that you can stand on the fault line or get... More
The fault is 800 hundred miles long. There are multiple places along it that you can visit for no cost. You just research where you are and there are usually places along the way that you can stand on the fault line or get really close. Some of the fault is located along the I-10 in Coachella, Ca. Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs are on the fault also. Desert Hot springs exists because of the fault pushing hot water up onto the desert surface and creating hot rivers and pools where a lovely spa is located along with Al Capones house and former brothel. where spa treatments are done now. There is a visitor center on 29200 Thousand Palms Canyon Road where you can walk along the fault. You can visit the Living Desert in Palm Desert and there is a viewing area on a short trail that starts in the Living Desert. It is about a mile from the fault itself but there is an elevated viewing area with telescopes.