Red Jeep San Andreas Fault Tour
Extraordinary scenery abounds as a bright red Jeep winds its way through the multi-colored labyrinth of geological cuts and canyons of the San Andreas Fault. Listen to a naturalist guide entertain you with stories about the plants, animals, geology, and history of the California desert. After a convenient pickup from your hotel, set off on a 4-wheel-drive adventure to the private Metate Ranch, which lies within the San Andreas Fault zone. Explore the skeleton of the earth as you walk through this tortured and twisted terrain. As you step on lava-carved landscapes, your guide describes the geology of this mysterious area. Trek between the steep walls of deep canyons that were created by the powerful forces of plate tectonics, water, wind, and time. Then, explore a natural palm oasis, where crystal-clear water bubbles up from the underground aquifer.