San Andreas Fault

San Andreas Fault, Palm Desert: Tickets, Tours, Address, San Andreas Fault Reviews: 4.5/5

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West Kelowna, Canada493 contributions
Neat to see
Mar 2020
Coming from Canada it was kinda neat to see the San Andreas fault as we hear about it in B.C. All the time.
Written March 8, 2020
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JimF
Chesterfield, MO6 contributions
Way more than we expected.
Feb 2020 • Couples
Was expecting this to be a drive by a crack in the ground but it was staggering.
Our guide, Craig, showed us an amazing geological tour of the site and was full of factual information. Highly recommend this tour...ask for Craig.
Written February 6, 2020
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westcoastjuls
Henderson, NV17 contributions
Not in Palm Springs, but close!
Dec 2019
The photos and information others have submitted are actually Coachella Valley Preserve:
29200 Thousand Palms Canyon Rd
Thousand Palms, CA 92241
It is free and fantastic for seeing a Palm Oasis on the fault. Check with the volunteer docent in the visitor center (log cabin shack!) for other hiking options on the preserve. If you just want a short relaxing nature stroll through the oasis try the McCallum trail to the pond and back.The pond itself is closed for restoration this year 2020.
Written January 3, 2020
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I13JAmarym
Palm Desert, CA1,059 contributions
Nobody's fault but your own
Apr 2019
The fault does run through the Coachella Valley and is more obvious in some places than in others. Where you see the huge California fan palms growing naturally, is where you will find the fault. In this area , evidence of the fault is more water based than a place on a rock that you can touch.
Written September 14, 2019
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Dana Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA826 contributions
This is the Big One!
Jun 2019 • Solo
San Andreas Fault is not just a video game...this is the big fault that worries people about the next big earthquake.
Written July 31, 2019
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Randy Y
Medicine Hat, Canada463 contributions
Go during the early hours!
Jul 2019 • Couples
We really enjoyed this oasis and the trails it provides. Go early as the daytime temperatures get extremely high and make hiking in the desert impracticable.
Written July 15, 2019
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P44cka
Partney, UK279 contributions
Not at all obvious!
Jun 2019 • Couples
Lovely part of the country but you have to look very closely to see something that is not that obvious to a trained geologist.

I suspect we were were likely in the wrong place, or had higher expectations.
Written June 17, 2019
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McFerrid
Omaha, NE2,736 contributions
Evening dinner and light show
May 2019 • Business
Fortunately the fault didn’t have an issue while our group of 250 had drinks and dinner. A musical light show followed on the side of the fault. Very windy and dusty! But cool! Wear a jacket and closed toe shoes!
Written May 9, 2019
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Sam R
Houston, TX36 contributions
Standing at the edge of North American Plate
Mar 2019 • Couples
Awesome. Standing at the edge of North American Plate and looking down at the Pacific plate. Literally straddling the fault line.
No tremors that day LOL :-)
Written April 10, 2019
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johnstoneh
North Vancouver23 contributions
Wander along the fault line !
Jan 2019
Closer than you'd think to Palm Desert - and I do mean close! Just over the I-10 on Washington, and another 2 miles and you are there! sometimes overlooked by other more major attractions, but this is a very interesting tour of the area on constructed boardwalks (some steps involved, but not excessive) and can be cool among the palms and a close up of a portion of the San Adreas Fault - a great way to spend an easy hour or so, and conveniently close to Palm Desert and La Quinta - and its free.
Written March 29, 2019
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