5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

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  • Location:Palm Springs, California
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)
This awe-inspiring journey from Palm Springs takes you deep into the heart of California’s world-famous San Andreas Fault. On this open-air Jeep eco-tour, experience the forces of nature that have created amazing, steep-walled canyons and the most twisted and tormented landscapes on Earth!


  • Small-group open-air Jeep tour from Palm Springs to the San Andreas Fault
  • Learn about early pioneer settlers and the Cahuilla Indians
  • Explore a mining camp and gold mine exhibit -- even pan for gold!
  • Tour lead by an expert, naturalist guide
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

San Andreas Fault Small-Group Jeep Tour from Palm Springs

San Andreas Fault

On this Jeep tour from Palm Springs, explore the natural palm oasis of the San Andreas Fault, where you will see water seeping up through the underground aquifer as your naturalist guide describes how the Cahuilla Indians used the desert's plants for food, medicine and shelter. While you admire the stunning landscape, learn how the abundant underground water made the desert hospitable for early pioneers.

Hear about the life and culture of the Cahuilla Indians, and visit a replica village on a historic Indian site that houses many Indian artifacts and interpretive displays. Explore an old mining camp filled with antique mining equipment, tour a gold mine exhibit and try your hand at panning for gold!

You will also explore the narrow slot canyons created by the collision of the Pacific and North American plates. Your guide will describe the geology of the San Andreas Fault and enlighten you about everything you could ever want to know about earthquakes.

Whether your interest is in desert life, plants, animals, geology, earthquakes, Native American culture, early pioneer history or rugged adventure, you'll be fascinated by this San Andreas Fault eco-tour!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

We loved it, especially our guide. She was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the desert (probably since she was a former forest ranger) . we all learned a lot and saw some awesome scenery.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

We are new residents to the area, enjoyed learning about the fault, the fauna and tasting the local flora. Our guide was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

Wonderful guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2012

Great day, fantastic guide.. Highly recommend

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour with a very knowledgeable guide! We saw and explored numerous oasis' in the desert along the San Andreas fault and learned about this as well as the flora and fauna of the area. A fun day out!
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