Tours & activities by Travora Media from Viator

  • Tour code: 3351FAULT
  • Location: Palm Desert, California
  • Duration: 3 - 4 hours

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Come see where earthquakes are born on this San Andreas Fault tour! Enjoy a fun open-air Jeep ride through the most colorful portion of the world-famous fault in all of California and see first-hand what geologist have called the most tortured landscape on Earth. Sheer canyon walls, fascinating geology and abundant desert plant and animal life are the highlights of this tour.
At your selected departure time, you’ll be picked up from your Palm Desert hotel or you can meet at the Ralph’s supermarket in Palm Desert. Your guide will take you on a 3–4-hour drive by 4WD Jeep to your San Andreas Fault destination.

Hop aboard an all-terrain, open-air 4WD Jeep and breathe in the fresh air as you travel through rugged desert landscapes to a Bureau of Land Management Wilderness zone, part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. It’s here that you’ll encounter the most colorful portion of the San Andreas Fault in all of California. The spectrum of layers and colors will dazzle you.

Your informative guide will teach you about the history of this world-famous earthquake fault line, which forms a continuous narrow break in the Earth's crust and extends from Northern California south to Cajon Pass near San Bernardino. As you'll learn, the presence of the San Andreas Fault was brought to world attention in 1906, when sudden displacement along the fault caused the infamous 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.

As your guide drives you along the long desert path, capture photos of the sheer canyon walls, impressive rock formations, plants and maybe even some wildlife. You'll also get an up-close look at Coachella Valley’s vast agriculture on the drive to and from backcountry.

After your Jeep tour, relax on the comfortable drive back to Palm Desert.

Schedule details

Departure Point:
Morton's Steakhouse in Palm Desert, California
Departure Time:
8am or 1pm
3 - 4 hours
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

Pricing information

San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour

San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from select locations in the Greater Palm Springs area
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by 4WD Jeep
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Be sure to wear sturdy, closed-toe walking shoes and casual, comfortable clothes
  • Bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.