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“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…
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…
This tour combines the two best ways to see our gorgeous Valley, by bike and by hike. We start riding from our shop in downtown Palm Springs. The bike route is ten miles round trip and takes us through some of Palm Springs older neighborhoods including the Canyon Country Club area.We enter Indian Canyons, ancestral home of the local Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, and take the climb to the Andreas Canyon trailhead. From there we will take an easy and scenic nature walk that includes several stream crossings, incredible rock formations, possible wildlife sightings, a canopy of native palm trees, and stark desert canyon scenery. Guests will enjoy the varied and exotic scenery so close to downtown Palm Springs!
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NOTICE: The local hiking and biking trails commonly known as “The Goat Trails of Palm Springs” and “The Trail to Murray Hill” traverse privately owned property that is closed to the public. Entry upon or use of “The Goat Trails of Palm Springs” or “The Trail to Murray Hill” by any customer of Big Wheel Tours shall constitute an illegal trespass upon private property.