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Phoenix, Arizona Jeep & 4WD tours

Our most recommended Phoenix, Arizona Jeep & 4WD tours

Sonoran Desert: Sunset Jeep Tour with Tonto National Forest

1. Sonoran Desert: Sunset Jeep Tour with Tonto National Forest

Experience a world-famous Arizona sunset on a low-speed, off-road sightseeing tour of the Sonoran Desert via the Tonto National Forest. Your professional tour guide, a certified off-road driver, will tell you about the Sonoran Desert flora, wildlife, Arizona history, and Native American ethnobotanical practices. Hop aboard the Jeep and cruise past the Pass by Pinnacle Peak Park, a scenic 3,169-foot granite summit located in North Scottsdale, and Reata Pass, the last standing buildings of an old western town. Hear about these locations and their significance. At sunset, stop at a panoramic lookout point that overlooks the historic Great Western Trail. Feel free to exit the Jeep and walk around the scenic lookout. Whether you're interested in a couple of group photos or a full Instagram shoot with your camera, your guides are also great photographers willing to help. Depending on cloud conditions, the sky typically changes to various shades of pink, red, orange, and purple, all within the backdrop of the stunning Sonoran Desert.

From Scottsdale: Sonoran Desert & Tonto National Forest Trip

2. From Scottsdale: Sonoran Desert & Tonto National Forest Trip

Take a break from the streets of Scottsdale and get out of the city to discover the Sonoran Desert. Drive by jeep to the Pinnacle Peak neighborhood and see an old stagecoach station. Meet wild horses by the Verde River after walking through Tonto National Forest. Make your way to the Village at Pinnacle Peak to meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Jump in the jeep and admire the picturesque Arizonan landscape as you head towards the desert. Learn about local wildlife as your guide points out the different species you come across. Enter the Sonoran Desert and pass by a stagecoach station as you stroll around in the arid landscape with growing cacti and distant mountain peaks. Continue to the Tonto National Forest and begin walking along the winding tree-lined path. Find your way to the roaring Verde River to have the chance of watching wild horses playing on the riverbanks, before returning to Scottsdale.

From Scottsdale/Phoenix: Apache Trail Day Tour

3. From Scottsdale/Phoenix: Apache Trail Day Tour

Be collected in a luxurious SUV or van at 9:30 AM from your accommodation in Phoenix or Scottsdake. Travel into the heart of the Superstition Mountain Range and along the Apache Trail. A licensed tour guide will provide a useful narration throughout the day.  Make your first stop at the old gold mining ghost town of Goldfield located at the base of the neighboring Superstition Mountain range. Spend 45 minutes checking out the historic shops and see how it was in the Old West. Then, hit the Apache Trail and take in the amazing views of the Superstitions and the Sonoran Desert along the trail. Reach Canyon Lake for a 90-minute sightseeing journey on an old-fashioned sternwheeler steamboat across the lake. Upon return to the shore, travel down the road to one of the oldest stagecoach stops in the Southwest, which was the site of where a lot of gold was mined in the late 1800s known as Tortilla Flat. Learn about how the general store has been owned by the same family for generations. After exploring the area, find a good spot to enjoy local novelties and lunch. Lastly, stop by the Lost Dutchman Museum so you can polish your knowledge of this famous area. Return to your accommodation around 5 PM.

Scottsdale: Guided City Tour by Jeep

4. Scottsdale: Guided City Tour by Jeep

Join a guided city tour of Scottsdale that includes a jeep ride to over 50 miles of historical and cultural attractions. Sit back and relax as you leisurely cruise through the city in a jeep, seeing key sights like the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Taliesin West, Soleri Bridge, and more. Gain insight into the history of the area along with notable current events narrated by your guide. Be driven to places where historical events took place, such as the site where German soldiers dug tunnels to escape from WWII prisoner-of-war camps. See the vast urban desert habitat of McDowell Sonoran Preserve, the largest of its kind in the nation. Then, find out why the city is known as "The World's Finest Golf Destination" at the Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale. Learn about legendary architect Frank Wright and his captivation with the Sonoran Desert’s natural beauty at the Frank Lloyd Wright Spire and Taliesin West. Also see the Soleri Bridge and Plaza, WestWorld of Scottsdale, Old Adobe Mission, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, and more.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 11 reviews

It was an incredible experience! Totally worth it. Our tour guide Scott was very knowledgeable and kind. He made sure that we had blast. Thank you Scott for such an amazing tour and for making us laugh. The sunset at the desert was so beautiful

Brian was our driver/guide. He was on-time, very friendly and knowledgeable and was great with the grandkids. We had a great time ! He taught us a lot of things about desert. We would highly recommend

We had a beautiful ride and learned a lot from our awesome driver Earl! He was fun, informative and personal! An overall great experience!

There were 4 of us and we had a blast. Our guide Grace was knowledgeable of the plant life and of the area. Highly recommend for anyone.

Our driver/guide was phenomenal. Super respectful, and knowledgeable about the desert. Cactus Jack is the best out there!!!