Have you ever wanted to see inside an active earthquake fault zone? You can on a Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tour, just an hour from downtown Palm Springs. The three-hour tour will take you between the narrow walls of the water-carved slot canyons created by the seismic movement of the earth’s plates. Expert naturalist guides will teach you about the local ecology, history, and geology of the desert surrounding the San Andreas Fault.
The best time to go is during the cooler months (November through March—meaning now). Opt for a morning ride or a tour during the “magic hour” to catch the vibrant sunset colors over the hills—and to possibly spot a coyote or fox.