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San Andreas Fault
"Bones of the Earth"
Jeep Tour

The Ultimate San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour!


hourglass iconDuration: 3 hours

clock Departure times: Morning tours available year-round | Afternoon tours available October – May

ticketOffered: Daily (October – May) | Monday through Saturday (June – September)

Icon | BW JeepVehicle: Open-air 7-passenger Jeep CJ-8 (Scrambler) with shade top

Location IconMain Meeting Point: The Palms Shopping Center – just off the I-10 freeway at Monroe Street
Meet in front of Starbucks Coffee (82-041 Avenue 42 Indio, CA 92203) [Directions]

Pickup IconHotel Pickup: Available for an additional charge – adds up to 1 hour to the tour length

Our most popular Red Jeep Tour!

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, seismology 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.
  • Enjoy spectacular views as your guide describes the geologic forces and local history that shaped the Coachella Valley.

Tour Includes:

  • Naturalist guided tour in one of our signature open-air Jeep Scramblers (CJ-8) with shade top
  • Guided nature walk (geared to the abilities of the guests in the jeep)  🛈
  • Metate Ranch Land and Road Use Fees
  • Cool bottled water and granola snacks
  • Face coverings for all guests are provided

🛈  Guests get in and out of the Jeep several times on this tour to partake in short nature walks or an easy hike.  Please let us know when booking if you have any mobility issues that limit your ability to walk or if you will need assistance getting in or out of the Jeep.