SAN ANDREAS FAULT EXPLORER

3 HOURS

Mornings

Daily: 8 am

Sunset

Oct-Mar: 2 pm to 5
Apr-May: 3 pm to 6
Jun-Sept: unavlb

Online Price

Adults: $149 (by phone $169)
Child (under 16): $119 (by phone $149)

San Andreas Fault Tour

3 hours – daily  8 am and Sunset

Internet Special: 

$149 Adults  / reg. $169 

$129 Child under 16 /  reg $149

 

When you come to Palm Springs, you can’t help but see our bright yellow open air Hummers and wonder, “Where are they going?  So the answer is simple – Canyons, an Oasis and of course the San Andreas Fault. The best way to see all of these sights is with our famous San Andreas Fault tour because it’s an adventure in a real military Hummer.

We will take you far from where you can go on your own because the road is nearly impassable. Take an open air Hummer adventure with us on a goldmine trail that follows the bighorn sheep to amazing views. Here you will encounter some of the oldest canyons in the United States – over 1.5 billion years old. That is the same age as the bottom of the Grand Canyon. You will see and learn about historic gold mining areas and enter a place time has forgotten.

We also take you some 2000 feet higher into the Canyons of the San Andreas Fault than other Palm Springs Jeep tours. This is because we use the most capable and comfortable four wheel drive ever built.  The military replaced the Jeep in 1985. Hummers are built on an independent suspension system with huge shock absorbers so it has the smoothest ride there is!

Our Hummer tours take you to tortured canyons that were made by the convergence of the Pacific and North American Plates. These canyons have yielded gold as magma heated up water and quartz in the rocks, a perfect combination for a gold rush fever!  See why this area was the “Klondike of Southern California.”

We also make a special visit to the 3rd largest oasis in the world. Here we cross the crack of the San Andreas Fault on a bridge where you can see water percolating out of the crack to bring fresh, cool water to this oasis paradise. We also visit a historic Indian and Pioneer cultural site where one of Palm Springs first pioneers settled. It looks like a scene taken from the movie Blue Hawaii. Over 1000 Palms surround you to provide relief from the desert sun. You won’t believe this is in the desert!

This tour picks up from most hotels and from our main pick up location.

Don’t just settle for a Jeep tour. Go BEYOND. Go with the BEST. 

Voted Best Tour on TripAdvisor for over 10 years. Over 100,000 happy guests and counting…

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What is included?

The 3rd largest Oasis in the world

We are the only daily eco-tour that takes you to this amazing place. Here we visit the actual cabin of the first settler in a famous oasis called the 1000 Palms Oasis. At this site we offer a 30-minute eco walk with your guide to learn of the Cahuilla Indian tribal history here. You even walk over the San Andreas Fault on a bridge that crosses the very crack. Here water gurgles out to allow this paradise in the desert to exist. Amazing!

Canyons of the San Andreas Fault

Our tours can climb into the Canyons of the San Andreas where most other San Andreas Fault Jeep tours must turn around. We follow an old gold mine trail some 2000 feet higher - a place called Berdoo Canyon. Here we enter what is called the "transition zone" by geologists. This place is where we often encounter the elusive big horn sheep on our tours. These canyons contain some of the oldest rocks in the country in an area where the North American plate is literally crunching up against the rest of the United States. Its geology is colorful and breathtaking at sunset. Don't miss seeing it.

Amenities

Complimentary pickups at most hotels. Snack, water, and all entrance fees.

H-1 open-air military Hummer

The VERY BEST vehicle. We go where H2 Hummers and Jeeps dare not go.

Customer Reviews

We had a great trip to the San Andreas Fault. Our guide was knowledgeable and funny. Everyone had fun. There were young people and seniors on the trip. We all loved it. Definitely worth it! We went on the San Andreas Fault Jeep tour last year and found this so much better! Thanks Jeff!
Susan
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We just got back from a 3 hour adventure hummer tour to the San Andreas Fault. Our guide Don was simply the best! He was friendly and knowledgeable and knew the canyons like the back of his hand. Snacks and water were also provided and nice warm blankets once the sun started to dip. We will be taking another tour with this outfit!
Aqua
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