Guided tour

Scottsdale: Half-Day Sonoran Desert Hiking Tour

Scottsdale: Half-Day Sonoran Desert Hiking Tour

From US$ 82.50 per person

Venture into the lush desert and mountains surrounding of the Sonoran Desert on a half-day Scottsdale hiking tour. Hike in beautiful desert scenery and learn about the unique flora, fauna, and geology from knowledgeable, professional guides.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Admire the desert scenery, unique geology, flora, and fauna on the trail
  • Enjoy a tour suitable for active individuals and those with a modest fitness level
  • Travel in a small group with 1 guide for every 8 participants
Full description
Enjoy a guided hiking trip designed to be more than a simple nature walk. This hike is accessible to a wide range of abilities so that individuals of modest fitness levels, as well as more active ones, will enjoy themselves. Traverse trails chosen not only for their scenic beauty but also accessibility, safety, and low volume of other visitors. Experience the unforgettable Sonoran Desert as you've never seen it before. Hike the Sonoran Preserve, where there are a variety of trails available. Marvel at the natural beauty of the desert while getting in a workout that is great for hikers of all levels of experience.
  • Professional safety-certified guide
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • 1 guide for every 8 guests
  • Park entry fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional, but appreciated)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Lost Dog Wash Trailhead at least 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Advance reservations are required and can only be confirmed with receipt of guest contact information and a valid credit card; final payment is due in advance of the tour.
  • There is no charge for cancellations made more than 48 hours before departure time; cancellations made less than 48 hours from departure time will be charged in full
  • Tours, rentals, and add-ons may be subject to sales tax at the local rate
  • To get from Phoenix to Scottsdale is easy, but the distance required depends on where in Phoenix you are staying
  • Other meeting locations may be arranged in advance by calling the local operator
  • Expect to be with another group on your hiking tour unless you have booked a private tour
  • The guides will plan accordingly for varied skill levels and choose trails that fit the needs of everyone in the group
  • If you are a solo-traveler and would like to be added to a pre-formed group for this tour, please mention this upon booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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My hiking guide was Mr. Denny and he was absolutely amazing! Throughout the hike he explained about different type of vegetation and their history. He always made sure that we stopped on a regular basis and I had some water so that I would not get the hydrated. And he was overall a very pleasant and nice man. The trail was perfect. Not too rocky or complicated especially since it was my first time.

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January 26, 2020

Weather was great! Our guides were very knowledgeable and fun!

November 8, 2020

May 29, 2019

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