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Desert Adventures Office:

74-794 Lennon Place, Suite B
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 324-5337

Departure location for:

  • Joshua Tree National Park Tours (for guests joining the tour at our office).

Coco’s Bakery & Restaurant:

78-375 Varner Road
Palm Desert, CA 92211

Departure location for:

  • San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour
  • San Andreas Fault Sunset & Stargazing Jeep Tour

Welwood Memorial Library Sightseeing Tour Loading Zone

100 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Departure location for:

  • Indian Canyons Jeep and Hiking Tour
  • Palm Springs City & Celebrity Home Tour
  • Joshua Tree National Park Tour (for guests joining the tour in Palm Springs)

The departure location for these tours is from the Sightseeing Tour loading zone in front of the Welwood Murray Memorial Library located at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262.  

The Sightseeing Tour loading zone is on E. Tahquitz Canyon Drive, right in front of the library.

There are public restrooms located across the street at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.  

Free public parking is available 2 Blocks to the South in the City lot on W. Baristo Rd. between Indian Canyon Drive and Palm Canyon Drive.  

There is also unlimited free street parking 1 block North of E. Tahquitz Canyon Drive on N. Indian Canyon Drive (North of E. Andreas Rd.).

Ralph’s (Citrus Plaza) – Indio

49-908 Jefferson Street
Indio, CA 92201

Departure location for:

  • Painted Canyon / Mecca Hills Jeep Tour

Metate Ranch Parking Lot

Metate Ranch is located at the North end of Monroe Street in the Indio Hills. There is no physical address. However, you can use the address for Granite Construction if you are navigating via GPS (38-000 Monroe Street, Indio, CA), and that will get you close.

Driving Directions:

  • Take the I-10 freeway or Hwy 111 to Monroe Street.
  • Turn north onto Monroe Street (from Hwy 111, you’ll be heading toward the freeway, and from the freeway, you’ll be heading toward the mountains and away from the main part of Indio)
  • Take Monroe Street north almost as far as you can go. After you cross the freeway, you’ll go about 2.2 miles further.
  • The road will narrow and cross the water canal and then wind up and over a levee (little hill)
  • From the top of the levee you will see the Granite Construction plant directly in front of you
  • HALF WAY between the levee and the Granite Construction gate, there is a dirt road that goes off to the east (right)
  • Turn right onto the dirt road and then make an immediate left into the dirt parking lot
  • If you get to the horse corral, you’ve gone too far. Turn around and head back to Monroe street. The entrance to the parking lot is only about 100 feet from the pavement.
  • Meet our staff in the parking lot at your scheduled time.

Note that access to Metate Ranch is gated. If you wish to visit the Ranch, please contact us to schedule an appointment as you will require an escort.

Awards + Recognition

2015 Santa Rosa Award for Destination Excellence

Greater Palm Springs Convention
and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB)

2015 Attraction Person
of the Year

Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism

Phoenix Award

Society of American Travel Writers

Partner in Public Spirit Award

Bureau of Land Management/US Department of Interior