Welcome to Big Wheel Tours, the Palm Springs Outdoor Adventure Company! For 17 years we have been providing guided Jeep, Bike and Hike tours of the Greater Palm Springs backcountry. We are five star rated on Viator have received several Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor.com.
Palm Springs Jeep and SUV Tours
Join our expert naturalist guides on a Palm Springs adventure to visit some of the area's most scenic backcountry wonders. We use comfortable Jeep Wranglers and the area's friendliest naturalist guides. Visit the high desert on a Joshua Tree National Park jeep tour via a rugged backcountry trail through the San Andreas or head straight to the incredible canyons twisted and distorted by our mighty Fault. Our tours include hotel pickup and dropoff from many area resorts, expert guide, water, snacks, and any entry fees. Offered daily with 8 am and 1 pm departures.
Some advantages of our Jeep Tours:
- We feature small groups of 1 - 5 people maximum per jeep allowing us to cater to each client
- Guests can choose open air jeeps or enclosed SUV's
- Our guides are outstanding naturalists. They are dedicated to providing accurate, entertaining information, customizing the tour to each group, being safe, and having fun!
- We have two great jeeps and two great jeep guides. We don't aim to be the biggest, just the best.
- Each tour is a custom outing catered to your interests
- Each tour is a true wilderness experience
Palm Springs Bike Tours
Earthquake Canyon Express Bike Tour - Riders are treated to a geologic extravaganza on this 20 mile tour that descends through the heart of the San Andreas Fault zone on a paved road to the heart of grape country near Mecca. There are no cross roads, no turns, and very little traffic which makes this a relaxing sightseeing adventure. Riders will see the stark beauty of the desert as they descend a total of 1600 feet over the route.
The course takes riders from the transition zone between the Colorado and Mojave Desert, winds its way through the narrow canyon walls of Box Canyon and finishes with spectacular views of the Salton Sea, Mt. San Jacinto, the All-American Canal, and the agriculture of the eastern Coachella Valley. The tour finishes with a visit to the Oasis Date Gardens for a date shake and restroom break. From the ages of 7 to 87 and for all abilities. This is a sightseeing tour that just happens to be by bike!
Departs daily 8 am and 1 pm (7 am only from 6/1 to 9/1)
Custom road and mountain bike tours also available.
Palm Springs Hiking Tours
We are proud to offer custom hiking tours throughout the greater Palm Springs area and beyond. Our highly trained naturalist guides will provide entertaining commentary for your tour, hotel pickup and delivery, and refreshments to insure that your hike will be a memorable and enjoyable experience. Our guides are experts in local geology, indian culture, plant and animal life, the celebrity tradition, current trends, and modern settlement. So ask questions and enjoy the one of a kind natural beauty that our Valley has to offer. Destinations include Indian Canyons, Whitewater Preserve, Joshua Tree National Park, Coachella Valley Preserve, and more! Or combine several nature preserves in one tour with our Wildlands Preserve Nature Tour.
Palm Springs Bike Rentals
We offer a full line of bicycles for rent from full carbon racing bikes to Electra Townie Cruisers and everything in between. We will deliver to your resort or feel free to stop by our convenient Palm Desert location to pick up a bike of your choice.
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