Our San Andreas Fault Sunset Jeep Tour is the same as our regular San Andreas Fault Jeep Eco Tour except that it is ideally suited for photographers. During the “magic hour” the long shadows bathe the hills in incredible red, yellow, orange, and purple hues. Wildlife also tends to be most active at sunrise and sunset, so your chances of catching a glimpse of a coyote, fox, owl, or other desert critter is slightly higher at this time of day.
On this excursion, extraordinary scenery abounds as your Big Red Jeep winds its way through the labyrinth of geological cuts and canyons of the San Andreas Fault Zone as your naturalist guide entertains you with stories about the plants, animals, geology, and history of the California desert.
On this exciting 4WD adventure to our private Metate Ranch preserve on the San Andreas Fault you will:
Desert Adventures is the only tour company that can take you to this private location and provide this unique experience.
This tour departs from the parking lot in front of Coco’s Bakery & Restaurant (78-375 Varner Road, Palm Desert, CA 92211) which is conveniently located off the I-10 freeway at Washington Street. There are a number of eateries in the shopping center where you can grab a beverage or meal before or after your tour.
PLEASE NOTE: This is the Coco’s Restaurant in Palm Desert NOT Palm Springs.
Complimentary hotel pickup is available for guests staying in Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, or Indio, subject to availability. Pickup from Rancho Mirage is also available for an additional charge of $25 per booking. To request hotel pickup, please call our office at (760) 324-5337 a day or two before your tour.
Hotel pickup adds approximately 30-60 minutes to the tour duration, depending on your pickup location and number of pickups scheduled.
Same as departure.
Private tour price is per jeep. Each jeep can hold up to 7 guests.
Please inquire about Senior (62+) and Child (12 and under) discounts.
All other discounts and coupons apply to the standard adult rate only.
Online reservations are accepted until 48 hours prior to departure. Within 48 hours, please call our Reservations Desk at (760) 324-5337 to inquire about availability.
Tours depart approximately 3.0 hours before sunset. For current departure times, please call our Reservation’s Desk at (760) 324-5337.
Tour Duration: 3 Hours
October – May
Public tours are offered Friday – Tuesday
Private tours are offered daily
June – September
Not offered due to high afternoon temperatures
Greater Palm Springs Convention
and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB)
Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism
Society of American Travel Writers
Bureau of Land Management/US Department of Interior
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