Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour

2 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 14
Mobile ticket


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.

Vehicles used: Jeep YJ (7 seats).

Scottsdale Adventure Tours 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


  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Tonto National Forest

What to expect

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.

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.
  • Pregnant individuals are prohibited from participating in this high risk activity.
  • This is a public tour (not private). If you would like to reserve a Jeep for your group + the tour guide, feel free to book our private tour option.
  • 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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
April 2022

What a great experience! From start to finish our tour was fun, scenic, and educational! Would highly recommend!

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!

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