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Directions to Metate Ranch

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 / Hi-Grade Materials plant directly in front of you
  • HALF WAY between the levee and the Granite Construction / Hi-Grade Materials gate, there is a dirt road that goes off to the right (east)
  • 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.

Welwood Memorial Library

100 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

The departure location for these tours is from the sightseeing tour loading zone.  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 two 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 one block north of E Tahquitz Canyon Drive on N Indian Canyon Drive (North of E Andreas Rd.).

Departure Location for:

  • Indian Canyons Hiking & Jeep Tour
  • Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Tour – For guests joining the tour in Palm Springs

Ralph’s (Citrus Plaza) – Indio

49-908 Jefferson Street
Indio, CA 92201

There is plenty of free parking available. Look for your Big Red Jeep in the parking lot.

Departure Location for:

  • Mecca Hills Painted Canyon Jeep Tour

Desert Adventures Office

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

Please park on the street on Lennon Place or Corporate Way.

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    SAN ANDREAS FAULT “MOVERS AND SHAKERS” 4X4 JEEP TOUR

    From $135

    Indian Canyons “Ancient Footprints” Walking Tour by Jeep

    From $150

    San Andreas Fault “Gem Canyon” Hiking Tour by Jeep

    From $125

    San Andreas Fault “Four Posts” Hiking Tour by Jeep

    From $125

    Painted Canyon Geology and Agriculture 4×4 Jeep Tour

    From $175

    Joshua Tree National Park Tour with Lunch

    From $250

    Jeep Tours, and Rallies
    Group San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour
    Jeep Riddle Rally and Scavenger Hunt
    Group Indian Canyons Jeep & Hiking Tour
    Group Mecca Hill / Painted Canyon Jeep Tour
    Signtseeing Tours (by Bus)
    San Andreas Fault / Indian Cultural Sightseeing Tour
    Palm Springs Indian Canyons Sightseeing Tour
    Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Sightseeing Tour
    Palm Springs City & Celebrity Homes Tour
    Joshua Tree National Park Sightseeing Tour
    Craft Beer Tasting Tour
    Hiking Tours
    San Andreas Fault Geology Hike
    Palm Springs Indian Canyons Hiking Tour
    Palm Springs Aerial Tram Hiking Tour
    Joshua Tree National Park Hiking Tour
    School and Senior Tour Groups
    School Group Tours
    Step-On Guides
    Desert Speaker

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