The Covered Wagon Adventure
Palm Springs Desert Tours

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Experience an adventure into the Colorado Sonoran Desert like the pioneers did, on a mule-drawn Covered Wagon! Enjoy our Palm Springs Desert Tours and ride in an open-air wagon.  Off road into a pristine wilderness preserve which is accessible only by our Covered Wagon Tours. Your expert, on-board naturalist will entertain and educate you as we explore the rugged, canyon landscapes, natural oases, flora & wildlife of this ancient, desert wilderness. Travel through this unchanged land as when nature had created it. Your wagon master driver will lead the wagon through a lush palm oasis where you can stop and enjoy an optional, guided walk along the natural landscape created by the San Andreas Fault.  

Warning: If you are offended by our corny science jokes, it's San Andreas' Fault!

As we return to the ranch you will be greeted with live, western music and the smell of a chuck-wagon style BBQ. Savor the vast desert sunset from one of the best views in the Coachella Valley on our Palm Springs Desert Tours. Continue the evening with an optional & easy, barn dance (lessons provided), games, dining, and music. End your evening with a slice of fresh seasonal pie and roasting marshmallows over an open campfire. Covered Wagons is the most enjoyable way to see, taste and immerse yourself in our Sonoran Desert. Bring your friends and family because the good old days are still alive. We can’t wait to have you here to make memories for a lifetime!

Palm Springs Desert Tours

Individual Tour Pricing

Covered Wagon Adventure

2 hours


Adult/Child (12yrs & under)

Covered Wagon Tour

Lemonade, water, light snacks provided

Covered Wagon Adventure with BBQ

3.5 hours


Adult/Child (12yrs & under)

Covered Wagon Tour

Catered Chuck Wagon BBQ: Fruit Crumble Dessert, Marshmallow Roasting

Live Entertainment

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Palm Springs Desert Tours
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Custom Wagons

Our custom-built wagons have been upgraded to keep you most comfortable. Like an off-road Jeep Tour or a Hummer Tour you will also have automotive quality spring suspension, pneumatic tires and padded seating to journey you across this natural desert terrain. The Master Wagoneer  ensure a comfortable adventure for all!


Locaton, Location, Location!

Covered Wagons is on a private 30,000-acre Desert Preserve set just 15 - 30 minutes from Greater Palm Springs and the nearby cities of La Quinta, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert resorts. Our unique Ranch-Camp is at the entrance to beautiful Hidden Palms, Horseshoe Palms and Pushwalla Oases and their ancient canyons.

Naturalist Guides

We believe our guides are the best in the Valley! Our mission is to educate as well as to entertain you with the natural history, geology, Native American and pioneer history as we ride through this unique, desert preserve. Our guides wear many hats but above all,  they  are deeply passionate about the Colorado, Sonoran Desert and the San Andreas Fault and they really enjoy sharing it with you all!

Barbeque Included

Upon your return to camp, you will hear the sounds of live, western music playing and the smell of a mouthwatering Chuckwagon style BBQ. Your catered dinner includes:

*Smoked Brisket, *BBQ Chicken, *Coleslaw, *Cowboy Beans, Fresh breads and seasonal fresh fruit crumble for dessert!

*Vegetarian option is available with advanced reservations.

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