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Yes, advanced reservations are required. You can book online or call our office for reservation and any additional quesitons. (760) 347-2161 locally.Toll Free (800) 367-2161

Tours cancelled 48 hours prior to scheduled departure shall receive a FULL REFUND! There is no refund for cancellations received within 48 hours of the scheduled tour departure or for not showing.
If Covered Wagons cancels the tour due to weather you may rescheduled or request a full refund.
Please refer to the Cancellation Policy on your Agreement.

We have added new upgraded restrooms this year for your convenience. You will find them lovely!

Walking in the desert is mostly through hard packed sand, but in some places the sand is soft. Basically, it is an easy area to walk around or you can choose not to. We don’t want you to miss the view of Pushwalla Canyon, so we recommend the overlook that is close by and an easy walk!

With reservations and pre arrival, you can order Pasta Primavera. You can also enjoy the sides of Cowboy BBQ Beans, Prarie Coleslaw and fresh bread. Sorry, we can’t accomodate a gluten free menu.


Plenty of parking is available for your cars or for a group coach. If you require a shuttle or coach pickup for your group, please call us. We may be able to arrange transportation for an additional charge.


Covered Wagons is located 3 1/2 miles from the Washington St exit and the 10 fwy in Palm Desert. It is accessible via a well-maintained gravel road and has free parking on-site for cars and buses. For general dinner tours, wagons roll about one and one-half hours before sunset. The tour returns to Camp just past sunset for dinner and entertainment. Payment is accepted online or on the day of the tour with advanced reservations. We accept all major credit cards or cash.

What to Bring

We recommend comfortable clothing for the weather. After the sun sets, the desert can get cooler quickly. Please being an extra layer. We also suggest closed toed shoes vs sandals or high heels. Don't forget your camera, you will have many photo opportunities and desert sunsets pictures that will last a lifetime!

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