Tours

The Covered Wagon Adventure

Experience an adventure into the Palm Springs’ Desert like our pioneer ancestors did on a mule-drawn Covered Wagon! Ride in an open-air, off-road wagon into 30,000 acres of a pristine wilderness preserve which is accessible only to our Covered Wagon Tours! Your expert, on-board, naturalist guide will entertain you as you explore the rugged, canyon landscapes, natural oases, flora & wildlife of this ancient, desert wilderness. Travel through this land as unchanged as nature had created it! Your wagon master will lead the wagon through a lush palm oasis where you can take an optional, guided, nature walk. One can only marvel at the geology of the San Andreas Fault!

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

Your senses will be captivated as you return to camp. You will be greeted back with live, western music and the smell of the Chuck-Wagon BBQ. Watch the marmalade sunset from one of the best views in the Coachella Valley. Enjoy the magic of a desert evening with music, barn dancing, games, and dining on BBQ under a desert sunset, moon, and stars. End your evening roasting marshmallows over an open campfire. Covered Wagons is the most enjoyable way to see, taste and experience our amazing desert ecosystem. Happy Trails!

 

Custom Wagons

Our custom built wagons have been upgraded with spring suspension, pneumatic tires and padded seating to journey you across this natural desert terrain. Our Master wagon drivers ensure a comfortable adventure for all!

Location, Location, Location!

A private 30,000 acre Desert Preserve set just 15 - 20 minutes from Greater Palm Springs and the nearby cities of La Quinta, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert resorts. Our unique Camp is at the entrance to beautiful Hidden Palms, Horseshoe Palms and Pushwalla Oasis and ancient canyon.

Naturalist Guides

We believe our guides are the best in the Valley! They're on the wagon to educate and entertain you with the natural history, geology, Native American and pioneer history as we ride through this unique desert preserve managed by California State Parks and the Center for Natural Lands Managment. We are honored to have joined them in stewardship for over 30 years.

Barbecue Included!

Upon your return to camp you will hear the live banjo playing and smells of the Chuck-wagon style BBQ. that includes Tri-tip, BBQ Chicken, Coleslaw, Cowboy Beans, fresh hot bread and seasonal fresh fruit crumble for dessert! Vegetarian option available.

 

Individual Tour Pricing

Covered Wagon Adventure

2 hours

$79/$69

Adult/Child -(12yrs & under)

Covered Wagon Tour

Lemonade, water and lite snacks provided

Covered Wagon Adventure BBQ

3.5 hours

$99/$89

Adult/Child - (12yrs & under)

Covered Wagon Tour

Catered Chuck Wagon BBQ., Fruit Crumble Dessert, Marshmallow Roasting & Live Entertainment