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From Phoenix: Sonoran Desert Guided ATV Training & Riding

1. From Phoenix: Sonoran Desert Guided ATV Training & Riding

Discover the beauty of the Sonoran Desert while learning how to drive an ATV with a professional instructor and certified guide in New River. Learn key safety operations and driving tips while understanding more about off-roading, desert survival techniques, and the history of the area. Your experience begins with a safety operations briefing, including the use of your helmet, gloves, and safety goggles. Once you're prepped, it's time to drive your ATV through a test course located in the surreal Sonoran Desert.  Full of turns, bumps, and hills, your certified guide will help you maneuver through your off-roading adventure. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, and learn more about the desert's wildlife and history.

Box Canyon and Pinal Mountains Half-Day ATV Tour

2. Box Canyon and Pinal Mountains Half-Day ATV Tour

Explore the extreme northeast corner of Florence, Arizona on board a thrilling Terrain Vehicle (ATV). Located halfway between Tucson and Phoenix, the Box Canyon and Pinal Mountains make for an ideal day out from both cities. The dirt trail that will set your blood racing is about 30 miles long, and you will have 3.25 hours to play. Once your guide has equipped you with all necessary safety equipment, you received a short training, and you are comfortable with your 4-wheel bike, head off along dirt trails that twist and turn and bump up and down the Pinal Mountains. Climb up and over the front range of the mountains while your guide points out Indian petroglyphs left behind by the ancient Native Americans. Another point of interest is an old adobe building that served as a way station for the Butterfield Overland Stage Coach Company during the 1860s. For a short time, it also serviced the Pony Express on what was known as the "Butterfield Route." The real highlight of the tour is Box Canyon. You'll be in the canyon for about 6 miles. Get set for the drama of the middle 3 miles, a slot canyon with walls only about 10-20 feet apart and 900 feet high on both sides!

Scottsdale: Half-Day Casual E-Bike Tour with Guide

3. Scottsdale: Half-Day Casual E-Bike Tour with Guide

Avoid the busy public transportation system and take advantage of the glorious sunshine as you explore the beautiful city of Scottsdale by electric bike. The tour takes you along paved bike paths, roads, canals, and the occasional hard dirt surface. In the early part of the day, ride through the lush arroyos of Scottsdale, where wildlife is abundant. Look out for desert cottontail rabbits as they hop away into the underbrush, and see if you can spot a quail crossing the path. From your local guide, learn about the region’s native flora and fauna, as well as the animals that live here. Follow along a carefully mapped route that ensures you see the very best of the city and its breathtaking natural landscapes along the way.

Sonoran Desert: Guided 2-Hour ATV Tour

4. Sonoran Desert: Guided 2-Hour ATV Tour

After driving to the trail meeting point in the Tonto National Forest, hop aboard an ATV and set off on a guided excursion through the majestic Sonoran Desert. Discover the abundant flora and fauna inhabiting the Forest. Experience the thrill of navigating through seasonal creeks, sandy washes, rocky riverbeds, and rugged desert trails as your guide leads you across 25 to 30 miles of desert trails. While steering your fully automatic ATV through the Arizona wilderness, you will encounter this forbidden frontier which has remained largely untouched over time.

Scottsdale: Half-Day Sonoran Desert Mountain Bike Tour

5. Scottsdale: Half-Day Sonoran Desert Mountain Bike Tour

Savor the trails, flora, and views that are located in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, nicknamed the "ride center" by the International Mountain Biking association. Take in breathtaking views of the rugged terrain of the Sonoran Desert with an expert guide. Your expert local mountain biking guides will help to make your tour an outstanding experience while you pedal along the trail best suited to you, whether gravel paths or serpentine single-track, all offering sweeping views of the surrounding Arizona mountains and desert landscape.

Sonoran Desert: Beginner ATV Training & Desert Tour Combo

6. Sonoran Desert: Beginner ATV Training & Desert Tour Combo

Discover the Sonoran Desert on an ATV tour with personalized training. Get to grips with your ATV on a beginner course full of bumps, turns, and hills before heading out into the wilderness on the Centipede Tour with a local guide. Begin your day with a go on the beginner Sidewinder ATV Training course. Start with a safety briefing before learning how to drive an ATV on the Sidewinder course, designed to mimic the bumpy roads of the desert. Once you've got the hang of it, head out into the desert on the adventurous Centipede Tour. Follow your local guide deep into the Sonoran Desert, through canyons, and over mountains on a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the Bradshaw mountains and see the local wildlife as you drive through the desert. Throughout your tour, learn about the Sonoran Desert wildlife and history and desert survival techniques from your guide.

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What people are saying about Phoenix

Such a fun & thrilling experience! This was a gift to my sister for her birthday and she loved it. Ray was our guide, he’s fantastic. We had a blast hanging out with him for 3 hours. He made sure we were safe, but having fun and he even brought water and treats for us. Ray stopped and showed us a couple historical landmarks, which was a nice surprise. Make sure you give him and extra big tip if he’s your guide. The best part was going thru the narrow canyon walls and the beautiful views. 10/10 recommend. I will definitely do this again.

Great experience, Chad is a knowledgeable caring guide. He managed our group of experienced and no experienced riders well. The terrain is rugged and challenging. Anticipate changing weather conditions, as we experienced sun, dropping temperatures, rain, sleet, hail, thunder and lightening! Ending with a gorgeous double rainbow. We would do again if we return to the area!

I HAD AN AMAZING TIME AND EXPERIENCE. VERY FRIENDLY AND WELCOMING, VERY INFORMATIVE. THE TRAVEL GUIDE, BARRY WAS HIS NAME, I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TOURIST ATTRACTIONS TO ANYONE THAT NEEDS A FUN AND EXCITING WAY TO EXPLORE THE SONORA DESERT. DEFINITELY A TEN OUT OF TEN.

We had a blast!! It was a different way to experience and see the desert and cacti. We would highly recommend an ATV Tour and look forward to doing it again next year!!

Our Guide Bill was awesome!!! Very knowledgeable and helpful.