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This 4- hour jeep tour takes you to one of the nation’s most outstanding wilderness treasures, Joshua Tree National Park. Take rugged back-country trails through the Little San Bernadino Mountains to take you from the Colorado Desert to over 4000 feet elevation in the Mojave Desert. You will be treated to magnificent unspoiled desert vistas, spectacular rock formations, unique plant and animal life, and outstanding geology.

Joshua Tree National Park can be 15 to 20 degrees cooler so be sure to bring a jacket or windbreaker with you. Only sneakers or other active style shoes should be worn, no flip flops or high heels.
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Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs
Overview

The lush resorts of Palm Springs will feel a million miles away when you get out in the wilds of Joshua Tree National Park on this small group Jeep tour. Leave the city behind as you head off-road and over a rocky landscape some people say feels like being on another planet. See plants and rock formations that are unique to the desert, and learn what makes Joshua Tree so special.

Highlights
  • Get off road in a 4x4 and into places you can’t go in a regular vehicle

  • Don’t forget a jacket, the park can be much cooler than Palm Springs

  • Get an early start in summer; in winter choose a morning or afternoon tour

  • This tour is family friendly and great for all ages over 5 years old

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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile
Informative and entertaining jeep tour

I have wanted to visit Joshua Tree National Park for some time. I had limited time being in time for a conference and the weather was in the 110F! I also wanted to try the Jeep experience. This trip allowed me to achieve all my...More

Thank ElisabettaR17
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you! Steve has worked hard to become a knowledgeable and informative guide, I am very proud of him and glad to hear that you enjoyed his insights!

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Informative introduction to Joshua Tree NP and surrounding area

Steve expertly drove us through canyons to Joshua Tree NP while providing loads of information about the plants, geology, water sources, indigenous culture, and local heroines (Minerva Hoyt and Dr. June McCarroll). We visited sites in Joshua Tree NP before returning to Palm Desert. A...More

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Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Thank you Greta! We do aim to be informative and Steve has worked hard to become an excellent tour guide. We appreciate it!

Reviewed 10 February 2018
An excellent visit to another world

Wife and I spent an enjoyable afternoon on a tour of Joshua Tree National Park in the capable hands of Captain Ron. Ron is an accomplished hiker, naturalist, raconteur, and -- importantly in this context -- highly skilled off-road Jeep driver. Ron and his trusty...More

Thank redboxster
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you! Not all deserts are the same and we are very lucky to live right where the Sonoran and Mojave deserts come together so we can visit them both!

Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile
The ABSOLUTE BEST!

So I'm a Jeep person, used to a rough ride, this was absolutely fantastic. Ron our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable of the land and the history. The ride was awesome ! I highly suggest it. If you like a good crawl to go with...More

Thank Samantha L
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank you Samantha! Good warning about the ruggedness. We do like to think that we provide more than just a jeep ride with the history and local knowledge.

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Friendly and informative guide, over roads we'd not otherwise travel

Steve gave us a great morning Jeep tour of Joshua tree. He first asked us how adventurous we wanted to be, since some of the roads were quite rugged. My kids an I were up for the maximum, so off we went. After driving into...More

Thank Tom H
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Thanks Tom! We do try to cater as much as possible to different groups interests. Thank you for joining us!

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