Since 1988, Desert Adventures has provided the most highly regarded outdoor adventures in the Greater Palm Springs area and we are the #1 Outdoor Activity in the California Desert on TripAdvisor! Our tours and events provide an authentic and unique Destination Experience that captures the true essence of the California desert.
Climb aboard one of our signature open-air Big Red Jeeps with removable shade tops for an engaging, entertaining, and educational journey with one of our highly-trained naturalist tour guides.
For your safety and convenience, we offer both public (shared) and private San Andreas Fault Tours. With public tours, your party may be combined with one or more other parties in the same Jeep (up to 7 guests). With private tours, the Jeep is reserved exclusively for your party. The only other person who will be with you is your fully vaccinated guide.
Come see for yourself why Desert Adventures is #1 Outdoor Activity in the California Desert on TripAdvisor!
WHAT OUR GUESTS ARE SAYING
We had a great time on this tour. It was very informative and the scenery was beautiful. we loved our guide, Bruce! I would highly recommend Red Jeep T…
We did the San Andreas Fault tour. Our guide Morgan was a fountain of information, not only about the geology and fault line but about history, native…
Nestled at the base of the Indio Hills at the northeastern end of the Coachella Valley, Metate Ranch features over 800-acres of private property, a variety of pristine desert landscapes, and several extraordinary outdoor settings for your Palm Springs area wedding or event.
LOCATION & ACCESSIBILITY: Metate Ranch is located 45-60 minutes northeast of downtown Palm Springs or Desert Hot Springs, 30-45 minutes from Rancho Mirage, and 15-30 minutes from Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta or Indio. Our venues are accessible by Jeep, car, or bus.
FLEXIBILITY & EASE: Our secluded location allows us to be relatively flexible regarding noise and time restrictions, and our passionate and professional Events Team works with you every step of the way, and attends to every detail, to ensure that your event is everything you imagined.
THE PERFECT SOLUTION: Whether you are looking for an intimate and unique place for a special celebration or you are looking for a one-of-a-kind location for a large group event, Metate Ranch provides a safe and memorable location for you to connect and celebrate.
Gather and celebrate at the Enchanted Desert, our most popular and upscale event venue at Metate Ranch. Located on two levels, this stunning location offers a distinctive and private outdoor space superimposed against a magnificent natural desert backdrop of striking canyon walls and native palms.
The upper level features our recreated Cahuilla Indian Village which sits on the archaeological site of the ancient Cahuilla Village of Paltewet. Our Celebration Stage sits beside a sparkling pond with spectacular mountain views and features a beautiful, ornate metal arch, providing an amazing photo spot for any occasion. During your event, guests will have a blast playing a variety of interactive games in our Outdoor Games arcade. The lower level is home to the main event space featuring two stone-inlaid bars, a large circular fire pit, comfortable shaded seating area, catering and buffet areas, restrooms, and more.
The Enchanted Desert is a fantastic location for all sorts of group experiences including:
Corporate Parties and Events
Corporate Retreats, Workshops, or Seminars
Weddings and Receptions
Social Events, Fundraisers, and Celebrations