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San Andreas Fault Sunset Jeep Tour

Quick Details

Hotel Pickup:

  • Complimentary hotel pick-up is available for guests staying in Palm Desert or Indian Wells, subject to availability.
  • Pick-up from Rancho Mirage or La Quinta is available for an additional charge of $25 per Jeep.
  • Pick-up in Palm Springs is not offered on public tours.  Please contact us to inquire about the cost and availability for pickup in Palm Springs for private tours.
  • Hotel pick-up adds up to 60 minutes to the tour duration, depending on your pick-up location and number of pick-ups scheduled.
  • To request hotel pick-up, please contact us a day or two before your tour.
Public Tours
Adult Ages 13-61 years
Child Ages 12 and under
Senior Ages 62+
Private Tours
Private Jeep Up to 7 passengers

Experience the Beauty of the Desert at Sunset!

Our San Andreas Fault Sunset Jeep Tour is the same as our regular San Andreas Fault Jeep 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 are 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:

  • Experience the twisted and tortured landscape of an active earthquake fault system as your guide describes the geology of the area and you explore the skeleton of the earth.
  • Walk between the steep walls of deep canyons created by the powerful forces of plate tectonics, water, wind, and time.
  • Explore a natural palm oasis where crystal clear water bubbles up from the underground aquifer.
  • Learn about the culture and lifestyle of the Cahuilla Indians and how they used the desert’s plants for food, medicine, tools, weapons, shelter, and more.
  • Learn about the plants and animals of the California desert.
  • Discover the fascinating history of the Coachella Valley.
  • Enjoy spectacular views as your guide describes the geologic forces and local history that shaped the Coachella Valley.