Sonoran Desert: Sunset Jeep Tour with Tonto National Forest

Sonoran Desert: Sunset Jeep Tour with Tonto National Forest

From US$ 125 per person

Immerse yourself in the Sonoran Desert and Tonto National Forest's wonderful scenery. Watch the sunset over the saguaro cacti and desert landscapes at your last stop at a panoramic overview.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Immerse yourself in the sounds, sights, and culture of the desert at its best
  • Discover great local landmarks like Tonto National Forest and Pinnacle Peak Park
  • Hear about flora, fauna, and Native American botanical practices from your guide
  • Enjoy a sunset over the saguaro cacti and the seemingly infinite Arizona desert
  • Sit back and relax on a scenic Jeep ride led by an expert off-road driver-guide
Full description

Experience a world-famous Arizona sunset on a low-speed, off-road sightseeing tour of the Sonoran Desert via the Tonto National Forest. Your professional tour guide, a certified off-road driver, will tell you about the Sonoran Desert flora, wildlife, Arizona history, and Native American ethnobotanical practices. Hop aboard the Jeep and cruise past the Pass by Pinnacle Peak Park, a scenic 3,169-foot granite summit located in North Scottsdale, and Reata Pass, the last standing buildings of an old western town. Hear about these locations and their significance. At sunset, stop at a panoramic lookout point that overlooks the historic Great Western Trail. Feel free to exit the Jeep and walk around the scenic lookout. Whether you're interested in a couple of group photos or a full Instagram shoot with your camera, your guides are also great photographers willing to help. Depending on cloud conditions, the sky typically changes to various shades of pink, red, orange, and purple, all within the backdrop of the stunning Sonoran Desert.

  • Guided desert Jeep tour
  • Entry ticket to Tonto National Forest
  • Bottled water
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with motion sickness

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Meeting point

Type Off-Road Jeep Adventures into Google Maps and the app will navigate to the front door of the meeting location. The permitted Tonto National Forest trail is 15 minutes northeast of the meeting location.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Closed-toe shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour is not recommended for passengers with any condition that could be aggravated by a rough and/or bumpy off-road Jeep ride
Customer reviews

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There were 4 of us and we had a blast. Our guide Grace was knowledgeable of the plant life and of the area. Highly recommend for anyone.

October 28, 2022

It was an incredible experience! Totally worth it. Our tour guide Scott was very knowledgeable and kind. He made sure that we had blast. Thank you Scott for such an amazing tour and for making us laugh. The sunset at the desert was so beautiful

November 24, 2022

Product ID: 427041