Roughing it at its finest.
1233 Palm Canyon Drive
Borrego Springs, CA 92004

For about what other desert tour companies charge for their group tours, California Overland provides an open-air CJ-7 Jeep with expert driver/guide for you to explore this incredible desert. Whether it’s a 2.5, 5 or 8-hour adventure, we will work with you. Together we’ll chart a custom tour that will provide you with a personal experience you’ll never forget. And with a full day excursion, virtually any part of the park is yours to conquer — even the more remote areas in the distant southern sector.

You can explore mysterious Canyon Sin Nombre with its abstract sediment formations and temple-like columns. Hike up to Mountain Palm Springs, which is a true oasis with a small pool of water and trickling stream that meanders between the many fan palms. Feel the ghosts of old steam locomotives at the ruins of Dos Cabezas rail station, its water tank still intact. Wander the labyrinth of the Carizzo Badlands. Then perhaps return by way of Oriflamme Canyon and climb the challenging dirt road that the “jackass mail” and supply wagons braved over 125 years ago.

Or choose a shorter trip of 2.5 or 5 hours and get personal attention where you can decide where to go or what to do next. And the quick, light Jeep pumps up the excitement level just a tad too!

Lunch is provided on the 5 and 8-hour excursions, snacks on the 2.5-hour, and ice water with fresh lemons on all. In winter warm up with hot Julian apple cider too.

So, are you ready to roll?

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Couple with 1 child (3-12) Solo
2.5 Hours†: $275 $325 $250
5 Hours*: $475 $550 $450
8+ Hours*: $675 $750 $625
† includes snacks *includes lunch
Private tours also available for larger families and groups.
Please call for pricing.
Private Jeep Tours
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Private Jeep Tours
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Private Jeep Tours

It’s just you, your expert driver/guide and over 600,000 acres of park to choose from and explore!

Photo of Dos Cabezas RR by Barbara Bradford
Photo © Dennis Mammana
Photo by Barbara Bradford
Canyon Sin Nombre
Photo © Dennis Mammana,
Photo © Dennis Mammana