Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour

2 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 14
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Our rigorous Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour is a low-speed, bumpy sightseeing tour of the scenic Sonoran desert via the Tonto National Forest. Your professional tour guide, who is a certified off-road driver and the only driver throughout your Jeep tour, will teach you about the Sonoran desert flora and fauna on the most scenic trails in the Scottsdale area. Your daytime tour will trek through spectacular Jeep trails leading to the Verde River, where guests can catch a glimpse of our roaming wild horse population.

Vehicles used: Jeep YJ (7 seats).

Off-Road Jeep Adventures is a special recreation permit-holder through the U.S. Department of Agriculture: Cave Creek Ranger District and the U.S. Department of the Interior: Bureau of Land Management.

Be aware that there is an weight limit of 275 lbs per person


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tonto National Forest, Arizona

The trailhead is located 15 minutes northeast of the Pinnacle Peak General Store. Off-Road Jeep Adventures is a commercial permit holder through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cave Creek Ranger District

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Pass By: Pinnacle Peak Park, 26802 N 102nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85262-8331

Pinnacle Peak is a granite summit located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Pass By: Reata Pass, Scottsdale, AZ 85262, USA

Reata pass is the last standing buildings of an old western stage coach station from the 1880's.

Stop At: Verde River, Arizona

The Verde River is a 195 mile scenic river that flows into the Salt River near Phoenix. We will be visiting the portion of the river located in the Tonto National Forest. Our guests sometimes catch a glimpse of the wild horse population near the river.

Duration: 20 minutes


  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Tonto National Forest
  • Entry/Admission - Verde River

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.
  • This is a guide-led tour; guests will NOT be driving the Jeeps.
  • From November to February, we strongly recommend warm clothing.
  • Our bumpy off-road Jeep tours are low-speed, jarring rides through rough terrain. Please ensure that every guest in your party understands that this off-road tour is a low-speed, bumpy ride through rough terrain.
  • Please carefully review our list of health restrictions and requirements. Due to safety concerns, we are unable to accommodate guests who do not meet the tour requirements. Ensure each guest in your party reads and understands the tour requirements. There will be no refunds issued to guests who fail to read and understand the health restrictions and requirements of this tour.
  • No Neck Problems.
  • Not recommended for guests who easily get motion sickness.
  • Weight limit per seat: 275 pounds. Please contact our office to make special arrangements.
  • Must be physically able to climb a step ladder to enter the lifted Jeeps.
  • Not recommended for passengers with any condition that can be aggravated by a bumpy off-road ride through rough terrain.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 58 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • This is a public tour (not private). Our tour guides are happy to wear face coverings upon request. If you would like to reserve a Jeep for your group only + the tour guide, feel free to book our private tour option.

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

May 2022

Our Jeep tour with Jon was the best decision we made coming to Scottsdale! Our group was here for a bachelorette party and we had the BEST time. Jon was such a thoughtful and entertaining guide, making sure that we had water and all the things we could need (snacks, sunscreen, medicine, etc). He ...

May 2022

Jon was THE BEST!!!!!! I don’t think the experience would’ve been the same without him. Having him as the guide made the experience what it was. I can’t put into words how great he made our experience. If I could give more than 5 stars I would!

May 2022

Allan was a great guide - so informative and contributed to a fantastic experience. Best outdoor tourist experience in Phoenix!

April 2022

We had such a fun time with Jon on the jeep tour!! The scenery was so unique and he made us feel so welcome! Definitely will keep in mind for the next trip😊😊

April 2022

Scott was the absolute best! So much fun! 10/10 recommend!!! Everyone should do this when you come to Scottsdale!

April 2022

Lisa Marie was a great driver! She was very knowledgeable about the history of the land. Great time!

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from US$189.05 / per person