Desert Canyon Off-Roading with Red Jeep Tours

Thrilling desert off-roading, Earth shifting views, and an awesome red jeep adventure!

Grab your friends, grab your hiking shoes, and take a beautiful ride through the desert with Red Jeep Tours! With awesome Jeep tourS such as the San Andreas Fault Tour or the Painted Canyon Tour, your desert canyon off-roading dreams will be met and the beauty of the Indian desert canyons will come alive. Tours can also be public, where you meet new people, or private with your personal group. I love the fact you get to walk, hike, and off-road in order to fully experience every part of this tour. The San Andreas Fault tour, which was once home to Cahuilla Indians, boasts beautiful slot canyons and unique and beautiful geologic features. An open-air Jeep tour from an Earth shifting perspective.  You can also tour a recreated Indian Village and learn about the village from the awesome guides, marvel at the natural palm oasis where crystal-clear water bubbles up year-round, or journey into the spectacular Painted Canyon Village with beautiful lunar like landscape and rainbow-colored minerals towering above you. The red Jeep is just the icing on the cake!

Perfect For

  • Desert adventure Jeep tour

  • Red Jeep tour for two

  • Amazing Red Jeep tour with friends

  • Family fun with a Red Jeep tour

  • Personal desert Jeep tour

Packing List

  • closed-toe walking shoes
  • sunscreen
  • hat
  • comfortable clothing-bring layers
  • contact lens wearers may want to switch to eyeglasses-dusty
  • sunglasses
  • camera/video camera

Location & Hours

Mon8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sun8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


  1. Arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled adventure
  2. Meet the guide and buckle up for a fun ride
  3. Start heading towards your destination and enjoy the open-air drive
  4. Learn about the history, plants, geology, and how Coachella valley was formed
  5. Have a quick water/snack break-there are plenty
  6. Hike around and take pictures in the deep crevices on the canyon
  7. Admire the beautiful, natural desert beauty
  8. Visit the serene and natural palm oasis
  9.  Take pictures and videos in your Red jeep

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Q & A

All of our tours take place as scheduled: rain or shine, cloudy or clear, hot or cold. Thus, you should dress appropriately for the weather. The California desert has a lot of micro climates, so most rainfall is short-lived and isolated. In the unlikely event that it does rain, we carry rain ponchos in all our vehicles. At Desert Adventures’ sole discretion, tours may be altered to accommodate changes in weather so as to provide the safest and most enjoyable experience possible.

There are restrooms available on all tours except Painted Canyon & the Mecca Hills (though the guide can stop on the way to/from the Painted Canyon area, if needed). If you have concerns about the availability of restroom facilities during the tour, please speak to your guide privately before you depart so that he or she can plan bathroom stops as needed.

Our Jeeps hold seven guests. They can also rent other vehicles to accommodate larger groups.

The amount of walking varies by tour. The San Andreas Fault Jeep Tours include a number of stops with short walks/hikes (which can be adjusted based on the abilities of the guests in the Jeep). Walking is mostly through packed sand, but in some places the sand is soft. The Mecca Hills Painted Canyon Jeep Tour is geared for guests who want to do more walking/hiking. A variety of hikes of various levels are available on this tour.

We provide bottled water and granola bars on all tours. Our Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Tour also includes a picnic lunch. If you are traveling with small children, you may want to bring additional snacks for them to enjoy throughout the day. Please no glass jars or containers, however, and please put your trash in the trash bag in the vehicle.

Guests with neck or back injuries and women who are pregnant are advised to consult with their doctor before taking a Jeep Tour. You will get in and out of the vehicle several times and all tours include a nature walk or hike. Please let us know when booking if you have any mobility issues so that they can help you choose an appropriate tour or discuss accommodations that may be available.

Our tours often sell out, and we maximize each vehicle to accommodate all of our customers. If you book a public tour, most likely you will ride with other guests unless your party fills the whole 7-passenger Jeep. If you book a private tour, the Jeep will be reserved exclusively for your party. Each Jeep holds up to 7 guests.

Yes, we are able to book single riders over the phone. Please call them at (760) 477-4217 to go over the available options during your visit.

They do accept reservations for expectant mothers if you are in your first two trimesters and are otherwise in good health. It is recommend, however, that you speak with your doctor before booking a tour to make sure he or she does not have any concerns. You should be able to comfortably walk a mile and be able to handle sitting for an hour or more on some tours.

Varies per tour with some minimums being 3 years of age and others 8 years of age. Keep in mind, there will be some hiking/walking. Children must be at least 3 years of age AND must 1) weigh at least 40 pounds or 2) be 40 or more inches tall to ride in our Jeeps. Under 8 and less than 4’9″ tall must be secured in a child booster seat (provided by the parents). Note that our Jeeps can only secure booster seats using a standard 2-point seat belt.

For the comfort and enjoyment of all our guests, we do not allow dogs on our public tours. However, dogs are welcome on our Private San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour, as long as they remain leashed and under their owners control at all times.

Tour times vary based on the tour. Most durations are 3-4 hours from Metate Ranch or Indio/Coachella.

Rules & Safety

Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel for any reason up until 48-hours before departure for a full refund of all monies paid, less any non-refundable incidental expenses incurred by us on your behalf.

Non-Refundable Incidental Expenses include, but are not limited to, third-party cancellation fees, food and beverage purchased on your behalf, or pre-paid attraction tickets or entrance fees.

For cancellations received 24 to 48 hours in advance of your scheduled departure, we will issue a gift card for the full amount paid, less any non-refundable incidental expenses as described above.  Gift cards never expire, they are transferrable, and they can be used at any time and on any tour.

For cancellations received within 24-hours of departure or for no shows, there will be no refund or credit offered unless cancellation is due to one of the following reasons:

  • Cancellation is necessary due to governmental action, global pandemic, government shutdown, fire, flood, insurrection, earthquake, power failure, riot, explosion, embargo, strikes whether legal or illegal, actions or inaction of third parties, third party equipment not within our reasonable control, or any other condition beyond our reasonable control that prevents us from providing the agreed-upon services.  A gift card for the full amount paid, less any non-refundable incidental expenses, will be issued for tours cancelled under this provision.  
  • We are unable to operate the tour safely due to vehicle mechanical issues or break-down, extreme weather, or any other reason that makes the safe operation of the tour impossible.   Tours cancelled under this provision will be refunded to the original payment method, less any non-refundable incidental expenses, if they cannot be rescheduled.  
  • Death or serious illness and/or injury of a tour participant (you will be required to provide verification and/or documentation to confirm that you were unable to take your tour under this provision).   A gift card for the full amount paid, less any non-refundable incidental expenses, will be issued for tours cancelled under this provision.  
  • The guide cancels the tour at the pick-up location due to suspected COVID-19 related illness of one or more participants.  A gift card for the full amount paid, less any non-refundable incidental expenses, will be issued for tours cancelled under this provision.


Starting at $150/person or $1,000 per Jeep-based off tour selected