Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour at Sunset

Badge of ExcellenceScottsdale, USA
Off Road Jeep Adventures
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Learn all about the Sonoran Desert's wildlife and history from your guide
  • Going off-road lets you get up close and personal with the sights
  • Enjoy the rare opportunity to see the sun set over the desert landscape
  • Round-trip transit from Scottsdale makes exploring the region simple

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Warm clothing (October - March)
  • Closed-toed shoes (no sandals)
  • Tour Guide gratuity - contactless gratuity available through Venmo

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Scottsdale Adventure Tours - Jeep Tours
    8711 E Pinnacle Peak Rd Suite F-108, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, USA

    Our operations office is located on the east side of the Village at Pinnacle Peak: 8711 East Pinnacle Peak Road Suite F-108, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255. Type Scottsdale Adventure Tours into Google maps and the app will navigate directly to the front door of our operations office.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Tonto National Forest

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Pinnacle Peak Park (Pass By)

Reata Pass (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.
  • This is a guide-led tour; guests will NOT be driving the Jeep.
  • From November to February, bring a coat or jacket. The temperature will drop ~20 degrees after sunset.
  • Our bumpy off-road Jeep tours are low-speed, jarring rides through rough terrain. Please ensure that every guest in your party understands that this off-road tour is a low-speed, bumpy ride through rough terrain.
  • Please carefully review our list of health restrictions and requirements. Due to safety concerns, we are unable to accommodate guests who do not meet the tour requirements.
  • Pregnant individuals are prohibited from participating in this high risk activity.
  • No Neck Problems.
  • Not recommended for passengers who get motion sickness.
  • Weight limit per seat: 275 pounds. Please contact our office at least 24 hours before the tour to make special arrangements.
  • Must be physically able to climb a step ladder to enter the lifted Jeeps.
  • Not recommended for passengers with any condition that could be aggravated by a rough, bumpy, and jarring off-road Jeep tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 58 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Great experience! Our tour guide Dylan was passionate about his job and had a wealth of knowledge about the Sonoran Desert and the local area that he shared with us along the way. The views were amazing and the sunset was spectacular!


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Jeep tour
Kathy_L, Apr 2024
Alan was great but the tour was just ok. Good experience but would not go again. It was more of a nature tour.
Absolutely bucket list worthy!
Angela_E, Apr 2024
What an experience!! We had Dillon as our guide. He was so knowledgeable and kind and inviting. He knew so many details about the habitat and plants. We also appreciated the extra treats he provided us! Money WELL SPENT!!
Spectacular experience
William_L, Mar 2024
My girlfriend and I did the sunset tour with our guide Whitney. We ended up getting a private experience as the other couple never showed up. The view at sunset is breathtaking and worth every dollar spent. We learned so much about the land and its history. Our guide Whitney was amazing!! She made homemade prickly pear candies which were delicious. Couldn’t think of a better way to watch the sunset 10/10.
Must do jeep touo
Patrick_M, Mar 2024
We had a great time with our guide Mike. Everything was on time. Mike was extremely knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert. The sunset was amazing. I highly recommend this tour and our guide Mike
Beautiful Views!
Barbara_W, Mar 2024
Great experience! Our tour guide Dylan was passionate about his job and had a wealth of knowledge about the Sonoran Desert and the local area that he shared with us along the way. The views were amazing and the sunset was spectacular!
Must Do!
Pam_G, Mar 2024
Extremely knowledgeable tour guide who took his time to educate us on the desert. We were not rushed to take pictures and enjoy the sunset. One of the most beautiful desert areas I have seen in AZ
Educational and interesting
Jon_C, Mar 2024
Learning about the eco system of the desert. The sites were breathtaking. Dillon made the trip. The sunset was spectacular.
Exciting sunset tour with the best tour guide ever!
Janet_R, Mar 2024
Whitney was an outstanding tour guide. All communication was timely and complete. The tour adventure was exciting, and informative and the jeep ride was a blast! Whitney was a fountain of information about the dessert and she took us to vistas which were unforgettable.
A fabulous entertaining sunset jeep ride!
Michelle_D, Feb 2024
I loved all of the explanations of the plants and animals in the dessert! The ride was fun and enjoyable. And Dillon did an excellent job! He told jokes, answered all questions--was very knowledgeable! And he seemed to care for us all--sharing water and snacks--even got some prickly pear jelly on a cracker! Also supplied blankets for us all because it did get VERY cold after sunset. The sunset was beautiful--got some great pics!
Off the Road and on The Mountain
William_R, Feb 2024
Our guide, Whitney, was fabulous. She made the experience educational, as well as entertaining. We will certainly recommend her and her company to friends and family.
Unreal skies and the best guide, Nick!
Lindsay_H, Feb 2024
Nick is the man! He had us learning and laughing the whole time. He was considerate and helpful, too. It was a sunset that we’ll never forget and an experience that will be hard to top!
Worth every penny! Fabulous!
Mike_S, Feb 2024
The Jeep ride was fabulous! Whitney knows how to off-road! She was fun, considerate, and informative. The scenery was just beautiful! It was the highlight of the trip!
Cristina_M, Feb 2024
The view from the mesa was beautiful and our guide, Grace, did a wonderful job of explaining the desert foliage. It was cold, though, in the jeep. Be prepared!
Amazing trip
Veronica_E, Feb 2024
Our guide Michael was incredible!! He is amazing story teller. He is very kind and accommodating! Whole experience was great
So fun and beautiful!
Samantha_G, Feb 2024
This was above and beyond my expectations! Our tour guide, John, had hot cocoa, snacks and was so knowledgeable. He made sure we were safe and comfortable the whole ride and took the best photos. I would recommend this sunset tour 100%.
Desert beauty
mstillinger32, Feb 2024
The sunset was outstanding and Nick did not rush us. Nick gave a lot of info on plants would recommend for anyone, Next time I’m going to bring some hors d’oeuvres and adult beverages!
Desert Sunset Jeep Tour
Kathy_H, Jan 2024
I highly recommend this trip. The ride itself is very cool. In addition, Steve Hill was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable about history of the region, birds, animals, plants and especially the cacti we saw. He was able to answer all of our questions When we stopped to photograph the sunset, he gave us tea and hot chocolate made with local products. For example, there were Hatch Chiles in the chocolate. Overall wonderful experience!!
Awesome sunset tour
Barbara_C, Jan 2024
Our driver was very knowledgeable and eager to make sure our experience was top notch. He had water, blankets, and lots of facts to share. The view was spectacular!
Beautiful sunset with entertaining guide
Kim_H, Jan 2024
Jon was the best guide. He had good stories to tell and takes amazing photos. The sunset was beautiful and they gave us a good amount of time to scope out the best place for pictures. Being it was January, it was pretty chilly on the ride back in the open jeep but they do offer blankets. I still recommend dressing warm with jacket and hat.
Memorable experience
Patricia_W, Jan 2024
Great guide. Lovely views. Price is decent for the length and unique experience. Be sure to wear lots of heavy clothes because after the sun goes down it’s freezing when the sun goes down.
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