Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour At Sunset - Maricopa

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Details :
    Village At Pinnacle Peak, 8711 E Pinnacle Peak Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Scottsdales 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, connected to 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.

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

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This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Tonto National Forest, Arizona
The trailhead is located 15 minutes northeast of the starting point. Our certified off-road tour guides will take you in our Jeeps to our licensed trail in the Tonto National Forest. There you will learn about the Sonoran desert flora and fauna as our tour guides take you through the exciting, yet scenic Jeep trails.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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.


Bottled water

Entry/Admission - Tonto National Forest


Warm clothing (October - March)

Closed-toed shoes (no sandals)

Tour Guide gratuity - contactless gratuity available through Venmo

Additional Info

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 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.

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.

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 58 travelers

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

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.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 10-Nov-2022

    Mike was awesome! He was very informative and friendly! We thoroughly enjoyed listening to him throughout the ride. We will definitely bring more guests out to see the desert via the jeep ride!! Way to go Mike from Sioux City!!! 😎

  • 07-Nov-2022

    Fun Desert Tour - a must do in Scottsdale. Sarah was our guide and she was full of interesting information about the Sonoran Desert and Tonto Forest.

  • 07-Nov-2022

    We had a group of 13...moms, daughters, friends! Grace was an amazing tour guide! She was so very informative on the plants and wildlife. She insured that we were all comfortable and was very time conscious so that we made our destination just at the right time for the sunset! She not only was an excellent driver on the rough terrain, but an incredible photographer, too! She had many great ideas for our group picture! I highly recommend this tour!

  • 06-Nov-2022

    Scott was a great guide! Very informative and a great way to take in the desert at sunset! Thoughtful to bring blankets on a chilly night and even homemade salsa!! I definitely would recommend.

  • 03-Nov-2022

    I loved the experience of trails and sunset. We went on the tour not expecting the detailed and personal experience. Loved

  • 02-Nov-2022

    My son and his wife from Atlanta stopped to visit on their way to Las Vegas. We had a short window and wanted to show them some of the beauty of the Sonoran desert -- Scottsdale Adventure Tours was a great choice! The sunset jeep tour took us off the beaten path into the Tonto Verde forest on primitive roads. Our Guide Scott was very knowledgeable and a skilled off-road driver. He was conscious in getting feedback from his passengers to make our experience a comfortable one.

  • 31-Oct-2022

    Our jeep tour was great! Jon Gurule was a fantastic guide - he was informative, funny, an incredible driver, and very conscious of the needs of our group. It was a perfect outing for our "girls" weekend (okay, using the words "girls" might be a stretch, since we're all in our 60s). We definitely enjoyed the experience and would recommend it to anyone.

  • 27-Oct-2022

    My wife and I had a great time and really enjoyed our guide Scott’s take on life & the desert! We would like to come back sometime with our children!#LiveAGoodStory

  • 25-Oct-2022

    Our jeep tour was the best part of vacation! Our guide, Dave, was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and skilled at driving. My wife and I will be talking about how amazing this excursion was for a long time!

  • 25-Oct-2022

    What an amazing experience! Highly recommend this tour! Learned so much from our tour guide Dave, beautiful scenery!

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