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Painted Canyon and Mecca Hlls Jeep Tour
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Hop aboard this Palm Springs Jeep tour for a scenic ride through Painted Canyon and the Mecca Hills. Your Mecca Hills tour will show you the ins and outs of the areaís second-largest industry, agriculture. Youíll also get to marvel at Coachella Valleyís majestic rock formations and take a short hike that gets you even closer to the native flora and fauna. Get ready for the ultimate four-hour California adventure.

Your Painted Canyon tour begins with a trip to the eastern part of Coachella Valley, where youíll get a taste of the areaís agriculture industry. Once there, youíll find a variety of crops growing throughout the year, including bell peppers, artichokes, grapes, and dates. Your guide will provide you with fun facts to illustrate the areaís major impact on this industry. From there, continue toward Coachella Canal for a look at the Salton Sea, a rift lake formed by a flood in 1905; itís the largest lake in the state. Once youíre done in Coachella Valley, itís off to the two main attractions on this excursion, the Mecca Hills and Painted Canyon.

The Mecca Hills are a low mountain range just east of Coachella Valley. The range features some unusual geologic formations because of its proximity to the San Andreas Fault. As a result, the landscape is a natural maze of small, narrow canyons. Itís like something out of a sci-fi movie! Expect to see bighorn sheep, prairie falcons, and desert tortoises as you travel through the area. Painted Canyon runs through the middle of the Mecca Hills; its multitude of rainbow-colored grooves makes it hard to miss. On this California nature tour, you can choose to go on optional hikes through narrow slot canyons. The amount of hiking on this Palm Springs tour can be tailored to the groupís preferences. Your comprehensive tour includes a professional guide, nature walks, granola snack, bottled water, and all admission fees. Reserve your spot now before space fills up on this extensive journey into the desert's natural splendor.

Tour Size
Small
Tour Type
Active, Scenic
Tour Duration
4 Hours
Tour Departs From
Ralph's Shopping Center
Activity Level
Moderate
Food/Beverage Provided
Granola snacks and bottled water
Recommended Dress
We recommend comfortable clothing and closed-toed walking shoes. A light jacket is recommended November through February.
Restrictions
This tour is not for children 4 and under.


Item# Item Name Price: Number of Individuals Add
LNAUSPS931PCMHWA-EC Painted Canyon and Mecca Hlls Jeep Tour-Children (Ages 5 to 12)
$117.00
LNAUSPS931PCMHWA-EA Painted Canyon and Mecca Hlls Jeep Tour-Number of Adults
$150.00
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