Big Tours, Big Fun, Big Wheel!

“Since 1998 Big Wheel Tours has helped tens of thousands of Palm Springs visitors experience our area’s natural wonders. From Joshua Tree National Park to the San Andreas Fault to the Salton Sea our guides will tailor an outdoor adventure for you. Come and experience a desert that is like no other place on earth”.

Our Popular Palm Springs Tours

On the Earthquake Canyon Express, Riders are treated to a geologic extravaganza on this 20 mile tour that descends through the heart of the San Andreas Fault zone on a paved road to the heart of grape country near Mecca. There are no cross roads, no turns, and very little traffic which makes this a relaxing sightseeing adventure. Riders will see the stark beauty of the desert as they descend a total of 1200 feet over the route. More Info…
Rivers, marshes, and trout ponds? Shady, tree lined paths? In the DESERT? Visit three incredibly diverse nature preserves in this four hour tour which takes you from the Colorado Desert to the Mojave Desert and back. Enjoy the towering majesty of Mt. San Jacinto, learn about the huge aqueduct system in Southern California, and see visual evidence of the mighty San Andreas fault that makes these unique habitats possible. More Info…
This jeep tour takes you to one of the nation’s most outstanding wilderness treasures, Joshua Tree National Park. We use a rugged backcountry trail through the Little San Bernadino Mountains to take you from the Colorado Desert to over 4000 feet elevation in the Mojave Desert. Clients will be treated to magnificent unspoiled desert vistas, spectacular rock formations, unique plant and animal life, and outstanding geology. More Info…
Come see where earthquakes are born! You will see first hand what geologists have called ” the most tortured landscape on earth” as you visit the backcountry trails of a Bureau of Land Management Wilderness zone. Sheer canyon walls, abundant native desert plant and animal life are highlights of this tour. This is the most colorful portion of the San Andreas Fault in all of California. The spectrum of colors will dazzle you. More Info…
Explore Patton’s playground. The off-road portion of this tour begins near Chiriaco Summit and heads through dramatic red canyons that General Patton used to prepare his troops for desert warfare during World War II. We head back to the highway along a desert wash that skirts the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery range and across a historic trade route known as Bradshaw Trail. No other tour company offers this tour! More Info…

Viator Travel Awards - Best Local Tour Operator - Palm Springs California 2015

“Best Local Tour Operator 2015”