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Tonto National Forest Tours and Tickets

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From pine-clad valleys to lakeside beaches; rocky mountain canyons to cacti-dotted desert—the Tonto National Forest boasts a diversity of natural landscapes to tempt any adventurer. Stretching over 3 million acres (1.2 million hectares and reaching altitudes of up to 7,900 feet (2,408 meters, it’s the largest national forest in Arizona.

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Tonto Basin, Arizona, 85553
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Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour at Sunset
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Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour at Sunset

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Venture beyond the bustle of the city, and immerse yourself in the Sonoran Desert's rugged scenery, on this off-road Jeep tour from Scottsdale. After meeting your guide in the afternoon, hop aboard your Jeep and set off to discover local landmarks like Tonto National Forest and Pinnacle Peak Park. At your last stop, at a panoramic overview, you can watch the sun set over the saguaro cacti and desert landscapes.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.50
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Guided UTV Sand Buggy Tour Scottsdale - 2 Person Vehicle in Sonoran Desert

Guided UTV Sand Buggy Tour Scottsdale - 2 Person Vehicle in Sonoran Desert

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When visiting the Scottsdale or Phoenix area, this is an exciting off-road/racing styled adventure in Arizona's Sonoran Desert you won't want to miss! With a guide, drive through some of the finest off-road trails, washes, and hillsides aboard a sand buggy for an adrenaline-filled adventure.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$220.00
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$220.00
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Scottsdale Guided U-Drive UTV Sand Buggy Adventure in the Sonoran Desert

Scottsdale Guided U-Drive UTV Sand Buggy Adventure in the Sonoran Desert

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Have an adventure in a UTV Sand Buggy as you go through the desert terrain of the Tonto National Forest and the Sonoran Desert with a guide, so you don’t get lost. Each buggy needs two people, so go with a friend and get ready to have a ton of adrenaline fun. You might see eagles and snakes while you go through sandy washes and curry canyons.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sonoran Desert H1 Hummer Adventure
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Sonoran Desert H1 Hummer Adventure

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The rugged landscape of the Superstition Mountains is not easily conquered, but accessing the dry, cactus-laden desert trails is no problem if you’re riding in a Hummer H1. This extreme adventure gives you a serious adrenaline rush as your guide hurtles you down the Bulldog Canyon trail, enjoying the unspoiled beauty of the desert back country.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$271.50
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Private Scottsdale Off-Road Jeep Tour

Private Scottsdale Off-Road Jeep Tour

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Enjoy unparalleled access to the Sonoran Desert’s rugged terrain and dramatic landscapes: this private, half-day Jeep tour makes it easy to explore the region. Pick a departure time that works best for you, meet your guide at your Scottsdale hotel, and hit the trail. You’ll go off-road to get the most up-close perspective on the scenery, including the Tonto National Forest, Pinnacle Peak Park, the Verde River, and other desert highlights.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$228.80
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$228.80
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Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour

Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour

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Discover some of Arizona’s most dramatic desert scenery—and get up close and personal with the sights—on this off-road Jeep excursion. Following morning or afternoon departure from Scottsdale, travel with your guide into the desert via Tonto National Forest, and head to highlights like Pinnacle Peak Park and the Verde River. As you go, your guide will point out the plant and animal species that call the region home.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.00
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Sonoran Desert 2 Hour Guided ATV Adventure
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Sonoran Desert 2 Hour Guided ATV Adventure

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Take a rip through the desert on four wheels. Your adventure guide knows all the best trails in the area and---after a safety orientation and quick lesson in ATV driving, you’ll be off on an adventure of your own. This tour is a great way to explore the vast Sonoran Desert and have fun with some new friends.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sonoran Desert Guided UTV Adventure

Sonoran Desert Guided UTV Adventure

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Tour the desert outside Phoenix in an extreme new way. This private tour gives you the use of a side by side off-road vehicle that seats up to four passengers. This isn’t just the road less traveled… go where there isn’t any road at all. Spend half the day going at your own pace, whether you are craving speed, or just looking for a new way to experience the desert.
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  • 2 hours
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Sonoran Desert 2 Hours Guided UTV Adventure

Sonoran Desert 2 Hours Guided UTV Adventure

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Explore the Sonoran Desert by UTV and keep an eye out for all the desert plants and animals, like prickly cactus, bald eagles, or mule deer. This is about a two hour tour, where the whole family can participate. You’ll receive a safety briefing, learn how to handle the vehicle, then follow the guide to cover about 20 miles of trails. Your guide will take care of you, and give you tips on the terrain as you go along.
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  • 2 hours
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Monument Valley Air and Ground Tour from Phoenix
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Monument Valley Air and Ground Tour from Phoenix

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See more of Arizona's stunning natural beauty on a comprehensive full-day tour by air and land that culminates in Monument Valley. Enjoy a scenic flight from Phoenix over Tonto National Forest, Sedona, San Francisco Peaks, the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell, before landing near Monument Valley. Then take a four-wheel drive tour with a Navajo guide to explore Monument Valley and the Navajo Tribal Park. After the 1.5-hour ground tour, try Navajo tacos for lunch before taking in more views on your return flight to Phoenix.
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  • 8 hours
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$1,349.99
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$675.00
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Raft & Camp

Raft & Camp

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Take on the whitewater rapids of Arizona’s Salt River Canyon and spend the night under the stars on this guided rafting and camping trip. Featuring a drive-in campsite on the river, this experience combines rugged outdoor adventure with the convenience of having guides build campfires and cook meals.
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  • 1 day 12 hours
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Guided Private Ford Bronco Sonoran Desert Tour Scottsdale / Phoenix

Guided Private Ford Bronco Sonoran Desert Tour Scottsdale / Phoenix

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For over 25 years, we have been the leader in guided desert offroad adventures!. Sit back and relax as you experience the excitement of a 2021 Ford Bronco in the Sonoran Desert! This unique experience is the only one offered in Arizona and not to be missed. Join us as one of our experienced guides takes you off-roading in the Sonoran Desert in a 2021 Brand new Ford Bronco! Enjoy the spectacular sights as your professional guide teaches you about Sonoran desert flora, fauna, Native American history and Arizonian culture.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$675.00
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Phoenix, 2 Person Guided U-Drive 2022 UTV Sand Buggy Adventure in Sonoran Desert

Phoenix, 2 Person Guided U-Drive 2022 UTV Sand Buggy Adventure in Sonoran Desert

While visiting the Phoenix area, what’s better than driving a New 2022, 2-seated 800cc UTV Sand Buggy over cool terrain with your best bud by your side? How about having a guide to lead the way so you don’t get lost! Our customer reviews on this tour are through the roof! This isn’t some slow-speed, single file UTV tour. This is a smile-a-second ride through super-cool desert track; rock gardens, sandy washes, twisty canyons, and technical two track. We bring the buggies, the helmets, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. You bring you and see why Desert Dog Offroad Adventures is the funnest desert tour operator in the Phoenix area! Minimum of 2 people per buggy is required.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$220.00
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Scottsdale Hiking Tour

Scottsdale Hiking Tour

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TripAdvisor's 2019-2020 #1 ranked outdoor activity. Experience the Sonoran desert on the scenic trails of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Your professional tour guide will teach you about Sonoran desert flora, fauna and Native American history throughout the Granite Mountain hike. Covid-19 precautions: The entire activity will occur outdoors. All non-cohabitating hikers must stand at least 6 feet away from other non-cohabitating hikers and the Tour Guides. Difficulty: Moderate, rocky and loose terrain. Every hiker must have a moderate physical fitness level and no medical conditions or physical limitations that would preclude them from safely completing a moderate hike.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$125.00
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Wilderness Salt River Raft Trip

Wilderness Salt River Raft Trip

Raft through wild rapids and sleep under the stars on this 3-day rafting trip of the Salt River Canyon. Guides provide instruction that helps you safely navigate runs, plus personalized attention thanks to small groups of just 11 people or fewer. All meals are included as per itinerary with dietary concerns met upon request, and rental camping gear is available to ensure a hassle-free trip.
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  • 3 days
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