AAA Editor Notes
Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events depart from 78-375 Varner Rd. and various locations. Visitors can choose among a variety of narrated tours lasting 3-4 hours aboard red, seven-passenger jeeps. The San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour visits a palm oasis, box and slot canyons and a fossil bed, navigating the rugged landscape shaped by the geologic forces along the San Andreas Fault. The Nightwatch Adventure visits the same sites but includes stargazing.
The Palm Springs Indian Canyons Jeep & Hiking Tour visits the ancestral homeland of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. The Painted Canyon / Mecca Hills Jeep Tour visits the rich agricultural Coachella Valley as well as the Painted and Ladder canyons. Naturalist guides describe the geological, cultural and natural history of the region during all tours and identify constellations during nighttime tours. Five- to 6-hour tours, including naturalist guided tours aboard a van or SUV to Joshua Tree National Park, also are offered.
Guided tours are available.