Centipede Tour - Guided Arizona Desert Tour by UTV

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Arizona Desert Guided Tour by ATV 2 Hours

From $107.74

Price varies by group size

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Spend a thrilling day aboard a Kawasaki Teryx UTV during an off-road tour in the Sonoran Desert. Ride on rugged and rocky trails in the scenic Bradshaw Mountains and cross the Aqua Fria River during the scenic journey. Your guide is knowledgeable about the region's plant life, wildlife, and history, with plenty of stories to share. Bookings are per vehicle. If your group requires more than one vehicle, please create multiple bookings. Max of 4 people per vehicle.
  • Guided UTV tour through the Sonoran Desert
  • Helmets, goggles, and bottled water provided
  • Safety training included
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day

What's Included

  • Safety gear (helmet, goggles, face mask)
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • 3-hours total (up to 1 hour check-in, up to 2 hours training & riding)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Arizona Outdoor Fun Adventures & Tours
    61112 Black Canyon Fwy, New River, AZ 85087, USA

    Search “Arizona Outdoor Fun Tours and Adventures” to find us with GPS apps.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your UTV tour starts from Rock Springs, a community located in Black Canyon City just north of Phoenix. Check in with your guide for a safety briefing and training then slip on your helmet, goggles, and gloves before setting off for the Bradshaw Mountains of the Sonoran Desert.

The ride aboard a Teryx utility vehicle offers scenic views of the Agua Fria River Valley and includes plenty of stops to learn about the area from your guide. Ride off-road over rugged washes and cross creeks.

Travel past saguaro cacti and deep canyons carved by flash floods in the vast desert terrain. Hear anecdotes about the Native Americans who once farmed the unforgiving landscape; search for coyotes, bobcats, deer, rabbits, quail, and snakes.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No skirts or dresses, no open toed shoes
  • Must be 16+ to drive with a valid ID
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Must be at least 4-years-old to ride as a passenger
  • Service animals allowed
  • A signed waiver will be required in order to participate
  • All minors must be accompanied by a parent
  • Must be at least 18+ with a valid ID and credit or debit card to book
  • All guests must speak and understand English
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • For the best experience we recommend booking the early morning tour times, temps are cooler and group sizes are smaller
  • Bookings are per vehicle. If your group requires more than one vehicle, please create multiple bookings. Max of 4 people per vehicle.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Featured review
I highly recommend this UTV desert tour! Nick was an awesome guide. We had loads of fun. We enjoyed seeing beautiful scenery of the Sonora Desert and learned a little bit about cacti in addition to the awesome trail.


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Sue_H, Feb 2024
The tour exceeded all expectations!! Well worth money spent. Beautiful views and challenging drive for a woman who loves a challenge!!! Thank you Joe (our guide)!
Claudia_Z, Feb 2024
Had a great time it was a little wild a lot of adrenaline but so much fun thanks to our tour guy Jake
Unforgettable experience!!
Brian_W, Feb 2024
Was a little hesitant due to the cost, however, after doing it, we would have signed up again had we stayed longer. Greg did a great job leading our larger than normal crew of 15 UTV's through the desert. Greg was also very knowledgeable about the history, plants, animals, and geology of the area. Was an amazing time and highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area.
Awesome experience!
Julie_L, Feb 2024
We had the best time on this excursion! Our leader, Jake was the best guide and gave us all kinds of information for our first trip to the Sonoran desert. 10/10 would recommend!
Karen_K, Feb 2024
Very experienced guide. Memorable trip. Scenic views along the way. Guide answered questions from all of the guests and took pictures.
Amazing adventure
Cameron_C, Feb 2024
Exploring the rugged terrain with Sam as our UTV tour guide was an unforgettable adventure. His expert knowledge of the area and infectious enthusiasm made every twist and turn exhilarating. From navigating steep inclines to discovering hidden gems along the trail, Sam ensured that every moment was filled with excitement and wonder. As the sun dipped below the horizon, casting a golden hue over the landscape, we couldn't help but feel grateful for such a magical experience, all thanks to Sam's expertise and passion for adventure.
Great Value Great Fun
Robin_W, Jan 2024
My husband and I took this tour. Great opportunity to see the area, its beauty and experience the terrain. We would definitely recommend and even do it again. Keep the great work.
The scenery and the...
Linda_S, Jan 2024
The scenery and the action packed ride. The guides were extremely knowledgeable about the area, and very helpful
This was an awesome...
Richard_H, Jan 2024
This was an awesome experience as was before. This was the second time while visiting Scottsdale in the past two years that we participated in this adventure. I highly recommend. Tour guide was awesome and very knowledgeable. All staff was excellent. Vehicles function very well and are well kept. I highly recommend this trip. However, If you are afraid of heights, I would reconsider this adventure.
Monique_P, Jan 2024
Rich was absolutely amazing. He was funny, personable and knowledgeable. We were terrified and he made us feel like naturals!
Excellent experience!
Jessie_A, Jan 2024
Very good experience in the UTV at the desert, the employees are very friendly and accommodating and the trail track has different level of complexity. My son really enjoyed it as well. Highly recommended for families or group of friends who are looking for something fun to do in the desert.
Snq5611, Jan 2024
What an incredible ride! Visited with my young son and hubby and we had an incredible time. The face masks could have been a bit better; as I could taste the sand in my mouth and I had sand coming out of my mouth and eyes for days. BUT so worth it!
Great guide and machines
Amit_M, Jan 2024
This was an amazing experience. Our Guide - Riley was great i his knowledge and the way he guided us through the backcountry. Machines were amazing and well maintained and easy to ride after the detailed instructions from our guides. I thoroughly enjoyed driving the ATVs and would recommend this tour
Too large of groups
y8yzztk64g, Jan 2024
This was WAY too big of a group. Not only did we start 45 mins late (of a 2 hour ride, granted we came back 20 min late), but we had to stop every 15 minutes or so, wait for the guide to go to each of the 25ish UTVs and give instructions. Did this 3 or 4 times. So really wasn’t a lot of a ride as much as it was a lot of stop and go. We did get some nice pictures at our 20+ minute stop up at the top. This could have been a great tour if it was limited to 10 rigs
Good times
Camu_B, Jan 2024
The fun we had and memories we made had an excellent tour guide Austin the scenery was beautiful was our first time in Arizona will definitely do it again
Slow and boring
Kylie_H, Dec 2023
Guided was very slow and boring. Not what we were expecting at all. I don’t think we went over a few miles per hour and had to keep breaking. If I was going to do it again def recommend doing self guided.
Family Event
Threasa_T, Dec 2023
The ride was fun and our kids loved it! The pace was great and we were able to see great views and animals too!
Adventure With Awesome Views
Kelly_W, Dec 2023
Great family fun and beautiful views! Teens loved driving the UTVs. Thrilling terrain and great guides.
Make memories with your loved ones.
Anna_M, Dec 2023
The entire adventure was memorable, we had such a great time with our adult children. My son especially loved driving the UTV. The scenery was beautiful, the weather was great, the guide was awesome, couldn't have asked for anything more.
Up close with nature.
James_S, Dec 2023
Enjoyed our guide sharing his Teddy Bear Cactus demonstration. The UTV’s were nice high quality equipment.

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