Covered Wagon Tours

Since 1987 Covered Wagon Tours has been welcoming, touring, and entertaining guests in the Colorado Sonoran Desert. Our goal is to offer our guests one of the most unique and comprehensive Palm Springs Off Road Tours. We pride ourselves on a fully immersive and desert sensory experience. We offer something special for everyone to enjoy at every age group.  We strive to give our guests an authentic, natural experience in a serene desert ranch-camp venue. We have given our ranch a new rustic upgrade, but with the same genuine hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you on board our wagons and sitting at our dining tables enjoying an unforgettable, magical desert sunset and evening! Explore the natural oases, wildlife and the geology of the San Andreas Fault.

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Local: (760) 347-2161 / Toll Free: (800) 367-2161

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Palm Springs Off Road Tours & Adventure

Experience one of the best Palm Springs Off Road Tours & Desert Adventure like the pioneers did, on a mule-drawn Covered Wagon! Take a comfortable, scenic and educational tour into a pristine, 30,000-acre desert oases wilderness preserve, accessible to Covered Wagon Tours!

Explore the Desert Nature

Your on-board naturalist guide and Wagon Master driver entertain you as you explore the natural oases, wildlife and the geology of the San Andreas Fault. Ride through this canyon landscape that is unchanged as when nature created it. Guided nature walk included and optional!

Live Music, BBQ & Games

Return to camp to the smell of a chuck-wagon BBQ and live western music. Play cornhole, try some roping, learn a barn dance and watch a beautiful, desert sunset from one of the best views in greater Palm Springs.  Top it off with an evening of stars around a campfire. Create lifetime memories with your friends and family!

Events & Weddings

Covered Wagons Ranch, just neighboring Palm Desert, CA offers to organize and host any event or special occasion from large weddings to intimate gathering. Our barn style saloon and dining room can seat up to 120 inside and 150 outside. We offer weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate groups, family reunions or any other special gatherings that can be celebrated on this eco-friendly desert, nature preserve. Each event can be custom created to your needs to ensure a memorable experience. You can also simply rent out the 1.5-acre ranch site for the day and we provide the basics! If you’re looking for Wedding Venues in Palm Springs CA be sure to check us out.

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Here are some frequently asked questions with answers. If you do not see your answer below, please call us!

Q. Do we need to make advanced reservations?

Yes, advanced reservations are required. You can book here on this website or call our office for a reservation and any additional questions. We would love to speak with you!

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Q. Cancellation Policy?

Tours cancelled 48 hours prior to scheduled departure shall receive a FULL REFUND! There is no refund for cancellations received within 48 hours of the scheduled tour departure or for not showing. If Covered Wagons cancels the tour due to rare, inclement weather, you may reschedule or request a full refund.

Group Tours –
Please refer to the Cancellation Policy on your Agreement.

Q. Restrooms?

We have newly added, upgraded restrooms with flushable toilets for your enjoyment!

Q. How much walking or hiking is on the tour?

Walking and hiking on our tour is mostly through hard packed sand, but in some places the sand is soft. It’s is an easy area to walk around typically but it is optional, and you can remain in the wagon with no questions asked!

Q. Vegetarian Option?

With reservations pre arrival, you can order the vegetarian option du jour. You can also enjoy the sides of Cowboy BBQ Beans, Prairie Coleslaw, and fresh bread. Sorry, we cannot accommodate a gluten free or vegan menu. You are welcome to bring your own food and enjoy it with your group. We will supply silverware!

Q. Transportation

Plenty of parking is available for your cars or for a group coach. If you require a shuttle or coach pickup for your group, please call us. We are able to arrange transportation for an additional cost.

Q. Preparation

Covered Wagons is located 4 miles north from the Washington Street exit and the 10 freeway in Palm Desert. From this direction you will turn right, on to a maintained desert road up to camp. We have free parking on-site for cars and buses. For general dinner tours, wagons roll about 1.5 hours before the sunset. The tour returns to Camp just before or after sunset for dinner and entertainment. Payment is accepted online or on the day of the tour with advanced reservations. We accept all major credit cards or cash on sight.

Q. What to Bring

We recommend comfortable clothing for the weather. After the sun sets, the desert can get cooler. Please being an extra layer. We also suggest closed toed shoes vs sandals or high heels. Don’t forget your camera, you will have many photo opportunities and desert sunsets pictures that will last a lifetime!

Covered Wagon Tours

Mention and receive 10% off!
Local: (760) 347-2161 / Toll Free: (800) 367-2161

Browse All Palm Springs Activities!

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