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Desert Adventures / Mecca Hills - Painted Canyon Jeep Eco-Tour
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Experience sheer canyon walls, fascinating geology, local agriculture, scenic vistas, abundant desert flora, and amazing hiking options on this 4x4 backcountry adventure. After boarding your Big Red Jeep, you will journey to the eastern end of the Coachella Valley where you will find yourself immersed in the area’s second largest industry: agriculture. Depending on the time of year and growing conditions, you may see fields of artichokes, cauliflower, peppers, strawberries, and even exotic mangos to name just a few of the crops grown locally. You will also pass farms that grow Red Flame and Thompson grapes, as well as groves of oranges, lemons, limes, and, dates. Can you guess what percentage of domestic dates are grown in the Coachella Valley? Take this tour to find out. After rising above the agricultural basin, you will behold an awe-inspiring view of the Salton Sea from a vista point. As you leave the pavement and enter the majestic Mecca Hills Wilderness Area, you will be amazed by the lunar-like landscape reminiscent of Star Trek. Journey into the spectacular Painted Canyon and marvel at the incredible billion year old rainbow-colored mineral striations towering above you. Enjoy an optional hike through narrow slot canyons. You can choose from an array of hikes including an easy nature walk, the Indiana Jones Hike, or the infamous “Hike of Death.”

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Group Dining & Banquets
  • Outdoor Banquet Capacity: 1000
Rates
  • Rates: $30+
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  • Minimum Age: 5 years old
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  • 1 - 2 Hours:
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Tour Information
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  • Tour Duration: Varies
  • Tour Schedule: Varies
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General Meeting Information
  • Indoor Space (square feet) 3072
  • Outdoor Space (square feet) 30000
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