Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour at Sunset

2 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Scottsdale’s 2020-2021 #1 ranked TripAdvisor outdoor activity. Our rigorous Sunset Desert Jeep Tour is a bumpy off-road sightseeing tour through the scenic Jeep trails of the Tonto National Forest, north of Scottsdale, Arizona.

Experience a world-famous Arizona sunset (weather dependent) as our professional tour guides teach you about the Sonoran desert flora, fauna, and Native American history. At sunset, we will stop at our panoramic lookout point overseeing the historic Great Western Trail.

This is a public tour (not private). Public tour vehicles: Modified open-air vertical-row (sideways) seating Jeep Gladiator (14 seats) and Jeep YJ (7 seats).

Total duration of this tour ranges from 2 to 3 hours depending on the time of year. Confirm the exact end time with your tour guide before the tour.

Scottsdale Adventure Tours is a special recreation permit-holder through the U.S. Department of Agriculture: Cave Creek Ranger District.


  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Tonto National Forest

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tonto National Forest, Arizona

Our permitted Tonto National Forest trails are connected to North Scottsdale, Arizona. The trailhead is located 15 minutes northeast of our operations office.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Pinnacle Peak is a scenic 3, 169 foot granite summit located in North Scottsdale, Arizona

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

The last standing buildings of an old western town located in North Scottsdale, Arizona.

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 Jeep.
  • From November to February, bring a coat or jacket. The temperature will drop ~20 degrees after sunset.
  • 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.
  • Pregnant individuals are prohibited from participating in this high risk activity.
  • No Neck Problems.
  • Not recommended for passengers who get motion sickness.
  • Weight limit per seat: 275 pounds. Please contact our office at least 24 hours before the tour 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 could be aggravated by a rough, bumpy, and jarring off-road Jeep tour.
  • This is a public tour (not private). If you would like to reserve a Jeep for your group only + 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.
May 2022

I had the best time on this tour with Cam! It was my favorite part of my trip to Arizona. Cam was so knowledgeable and had a great personality. The landscape in the desert was unreal at sunset. I would definitely do this tour again!

May 2022

We loved Bill and Cam as our guides for our bachelorette partt! Cam was my driver guide and was so knowledgeable on the desert wildlife and helped us make a drinking game out of all of the things we spotted and the info about the seguaro cacti, which were all around us - needless to say we had lo...

May 2022

Very knowledgeable driver. Very educational and interesting information. Beautiful sunset and mountains. Learned lots about the cactus and animals in thr desert.

May 2022

We had the best time on this jeep tour! We were 6 ladies on a bachelorette and this was my favorite part of the trip! Cam was SOOO knowledgeable and made the entire tour such a great time. She took the most fabulous photos of us at sunset too. I would highly recommend the jeep tour and make sure ...

May 2022

Steve was just awesome! Great knowledge of the surroundings and the drive was as smooth as can be! Caught the sunset and Steve even took the most awesome picture of us! Just a must!

May 2022

Today the jeep tour was amazing and our tour guide Mark Dawson was amazing as well he was very informative and polite......

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