Covered Wagon Tours is 3.5 mi. n. of I-10 from the Washington St. exit, then accessed via a private road from Washington St. just e. of Thousand Palms Canyon Rd. Mule-drawn wagons traverse a section of the 20,000-acre Coachella Valley Preserve on a 2-hour tour, which travels through an oasis and near the San Andreas earthquake fault. A naturalist describes area history and flora, and regales visitors with tales of the Old West. Jackrabbits and quail are among animals commonly seen.