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Get away from it all in the breathtaking Sonoran Desert, a 100,000-square-mile (260,000-square-kilometer) region that spans Arizona, California, and parts of Mexico. Though it’s the hottest of four deserts in North America, its two rainy seasons sustain unique animals and plants, including the only remaining jaguar population in the United States.

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Stunning Sunrise or Sunset Guided Hiking Adventure in the Sonoran Desert
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Stunning Sunrise or Sunset Guided Hiking Adventure in the Sonoran Desert

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The Sonoran Desert is one of the hottest deserts in the US, and unless you're experienced at making your way through the desert, going alone can be dangerous. Prebook this Sonoran Desert Sunrise or Sunset Guided Hiking Adventure and go with a guide who puts your safety first and customizes the adventure based on your experience and preferred skill level. Cold water, snacks, and sunscreen are included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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$125.00
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Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Phoenix

Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Phoenix

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Enjoy a picturesque hot-air balloon flight over the mammoth Sonoran Desert in North Phoenix on this 1-hour sunset flight. Experience breathtaking 360-degree views of the hottest desert in North America and its surrounding landscape while floating effortlessly across the sky at dusk. Then celebrate with a traditional champagne toast and catered food after the flight. Commemorative flight certificate, plus transportation to and from the landing site is included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$209.00
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Epic Camelback Mountain Guided Hiking Adventure in Phoenix, Arizona
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Epic Camelback Mountain Guided Hiking Adventure in Phoenix, Arizona

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Unless you’re a pro at exploring mountains solo, you’ll enjoy this Camelback Mountain Guided Hiking Adventure that takes you to the mountain’s peak with a guide who is either an EMT or wilderness first responder. A guide safely takes you through the strenuous trail that involves a bit of rock climbing, too, while showing you secrets of the mountain very few people know about.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.00
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Sonoran Desert Guided Sunset Private Jeep Tour / Scottsdale

Sonoran Desert Guided Sunset Private Jeep Tour / Scottsdale

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When visiting Scottsdale or Phoenix, experience the Sonoran Desert on a night tour by Jeep, the tough four-wheel drive vehicle that lets you go further into the desert on rougher terrain than most other vehicles. Your expert guide leads this thrilling tour through the otherworldly scenery of the nighttime desert and shares informative commentary about the plant and animal life, history and legends of the region throughout your journey. Look for the creatures of the night as they stir from their rest, and enjoy the desert in the cool of the evening.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$675.00
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Rappelling Adventure in Scottsdale
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Rappelling Adventure in Scottsdale

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This adventure is one for the memory books. Hike through the Sonoran Desert outside Scottsdale to a local peak before taking the exciting way down.  Harness up, lean back and enjoy the descent…just you, the ropes and the rock face. Your guide will ensure you are comfortable with the rappelling technique in a safety briefing before you set out.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$192.00
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Amazing 2-Hour Guided Hiking Adventure in the Sonoran Desert
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Amazing 2-Hour Guided Hiking Adventure in the Sonoran Desert

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To the unfamiliar, the desert can look lifeless and bland—until you immerse yourself in the landscape. This guided, 2-hour hike in the Sonoran Desert showcases the beauty and awe of this iconic American landscape. The goal is fun, so the pace, mileage, and difficulty is up to you. No hiking gear, no problem. Leave it all up to your guide to show you where to go and what to know on a beloved trail in the Phoenix Mountains.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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Iconic Tom's Thumb Hiking Adventure in Scottsdale
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Iconic Tom's Thumb Hiking Adventure in Scottsdale

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Take a guided hike in Scottsdale’s Sonoran Preserve up to Tom’s Thumb, an iconic granite landmark. This is about a three hour hike, where your guide will take you through the desert, showing you the flora and fauna. You’ll see the saguaro cactus forest, and other amazing geological formations and beautiful views of Scottsdale.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.00
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Half-Day Private Reptile Hunting in The Sonoran Desert

Half-Day Private Reptile Hunting in The Sonoran Desert

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The Sonoran Desert is the most bio diverse desert in the world. There are more plants and animals here than any other desert. It is full of some of the most interesting creatures including Gila Monsters and the most species of rattlesnakes.
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  • 4 hours
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$350.00
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Scottsdale Desert Classic Hiking Adventure
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Scottsdale Desert Classic Hiking Adventure

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Experience the Scottsdale Classic Hiking Adventure in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. We’ll customize the hike to your mileage, terrain and grade preferences. - Hike for about two hours. - Explore the geology, plants, animals of the Sonoran Desert. - Relax at an incredible viewpoint with trail snacks and beverages provided by - your guide. - We approach every trip with fun in mind. Plus, our pro guides will show you secrets of the area that only a few know about. - 2-3 hours on the trail - Meet your guide at the trailhead - Difficulty scale: Easy to strenuous—you choose the level! We provide everything you need for your hiking adventure: - Use of backpacks - Sunscreen - Bottled water - Sports drinks - Trail snacks - Plus, cold beverages after finishing your hike. Our number one priority is your safety. We guarantee a safe, enjoyable and memorable Sonoran Desert experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.00
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Incredible Hidden Valley Petroglyph Hiking Adventure in the Sonoran Desert
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Incredible Hidden Valley Petroglyph Hiking Adventure in the Sonoran Desert

Experience even more of the fantastic Sonoran Desert and have extra fun with a sustained guided hike of three to four hours. We’ll customize the adventure to your mileage, terrain and grade preferences. Explore the amazing Sonoran Desert in Phoenix, Arizona, fun, experienced, local Mad Desert Trekking guide. We love the Sonoran Desert ... and we know you will, too. Why should you book your Camelback Mountain hike with Mad Desert Trekking? We approach every trip with fun in mind. Plus, our pro guides will show you the secrets of the area that few people know about. We will provide everything you need for your hiking adventure, including: - Use of backpacks - Sunscreen - Bottled water - Sports drinks - Trail snacks - Plus, cold beverages after finishing your hike. Our number one priority is your safety. We guarantee a safe, enjoyable and memorable Sonoran Desert experience. The minimum age for this experience is 12. Let's Camelback Mountain!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.00
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Awesome Stand Up Paddleboarding Adventure in a Sonoran Desert Oasis

Awesome Stand Up Paddleboarding Adventure in a Sonoran Desert Oasis

Experience the beauty of giant saguaro cacti and other Sonoran Desert plants and animals on the rocky, mountainous shoreline of a clear, cool lake. Paddle through numerous coves, inlets and around islands in the 7,500-acre reservoir in the regional park, which covers 23,000 acres. - Paddle at your own speed. - Learn the nuances of paddle boarding with a SUP expert. - Adventure lasts 3 hours on the water. - Explore the geology, plants, animals of the Sonoran Desert. - Relax and swim in the comfortable, clear water. We approach every trip with fun in mind. Plus, our pro guides will show you the secrets of Lake Pleasant.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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Small Group Apache Trail Day Tour with Dolly Steamboat from Phoenix

Small Group Apache Trail Day Tour with Dolly Steamboat from Phoenix

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Explore the Apache Trail from Phoenix on a full-day tour that takes you into the legendary Sonoran Desert. Visit the ghost town of Goldfield, ride a steamboat on Canyon Lake, stop at the eccentric hamlet of Tortilla Flat and admire views of the Superstition Wilderness from Fish Creek Hill. Get a feel for the Wild West as you learn about the region's history and wildlife from your knowledgeable guide. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off and an expert driver who navigates the rough and winding roads for a stress-free day out. Choose between a small-group or private tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.00
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Sonoran Desert Guided U Drive Jeep Tour / Scottsdale

Sonoran Desert Guided U Drive Jeep Tour / Scottsdale

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Get out into the Tonto National Forest in the Sonoran Desert and get offroad on this guided Jeep tour where either you or your guide can drive. This is a half day exclusion, and you’ll be provided with snacks and bottled water to keep you going. Beginners are welcome, as are the more experienced drivers, as you ride or drive your jeep through the Arizona trails.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$675.00
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