Our most recommended Palm Desert Nature & Adventure
1. Palm Springs: Self-Driving Windmill Tour
The Palm Springs windmill self-driving tour is an interactive, educational, and fun tour for friends and family. This tour will guide you along with a video and audio program with clearly marked destinations throughout the first commercial wind farm in the United States. Take a journey through 10 marked stops, starting with a display yard of non-operating wind turbines. Learn about the successes and failures and visit a real generating wind turbine, where you can get up close and take pictures. Continue to a solar farm and end the tour with a stop at the old gas plant.
2. San Andreas Fault: Painted Fault Half-Day Jeep Tour
Enjoy a rugged wilderness drive by Jeep or SUV, deep into the heart of the San Andreas Fault. Marvel at the narrow slot canyons, magnificent vistas and colorful layers of rock in the desert badlands. This is where earthquakes are born, and you will see first hand what geologists have called “The most tortured landscape on earth.” Drive down back country trails in a Bureau of Land Management Wilderness Zone. Get up-close to the Coachella Valley's USD 500 million agriculture industry. Then, marvel as the scenery changes to sheer canyon walls and abundant native desert plants and animal life. The spectrum of layers and colors will dazzle you, and leave a lasting impression of your adventure in the California desert.
3. Palm Springs: Indian Canyons Bike and Hike Adventure
Discover the historic resort town of Palm Springs and the natural beauty of its surroundings. Experience an adventurous activity that combines biking through the city to Indian Canyons, where you’ll stop to explore the nature preserve on foot. Meet at the local partner’s bike shop to get fitted for your bike and listen to a short safety briefing. Set off from the heart of Palm Springs and pedal through and some of its historic neighborhoods. Admire the views as you bike towards Indian Canyons. Arrive at the entrance to the natural preserve, the ancestral home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Enjoy a short climb to Andreas Canyon trailhead, and hike through the desert canyon. Pass incredible rock formations, cross streams, and look out for wildlife. Follow the trail back to your bikes and ride back to the heart of Palm Springs. Listen as your guide shares the history of t...
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What people are saying about Palm Desert
Great tour, lot of fun. Bonnie the tour guide was great. Strongly recommend.
Nice little educational adventure especially go at your on pace