3 Hour Guided TomCar ATV Tour in Sonoran Desert

New River, United States

From $218.62

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 3 hours 15 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Climb aboard a Tomcar, a military-grade UTV, and explore the rugged Sonoran Desert during this guided excursion. Follow your guides through the arid landscapes and enjoy unparalleled views from your open-air vehicle. Stop at a few points to take in the scenery and learn about your surroundings from your guide.
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon tour time
  • Helmets, goggles, and dust gaiters are provided
  • The 4-seater vehicles allow for families to ride together
  • Easily travel through rugged terrain with large wheels

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Desert Wolf Limited Edition DustGaiter(tm) to keep from breathing dust.
  • Awesome Memories That Will Last A Lifetime!

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Roadrunner Restaurant & Saloon
      47801 N Black Canyon Hwy, New River, AZ 85087, USA

      From Phoenix, take I-17 North to Exit 232. Meet at the RoadRunner Restaurant and Saloon in North Phoenix. Your guide will come and get you 15 minutes prior to your Adventure departure time.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    Operated by Desert Wolf Tours

    Cancellation Policy

    This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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    Q:Are there restrictions for riders on the 3 Hour Guided TomCar ATV Tour through the AMAZING Sonoran Desert?

    A:No. Our vehicles are very safe and we leave the minimum age to the discretion of parents or guardians. All riders under the age of 18 must wear a DOT-approved safety helmet which we provide.

    Feb 2021

    Q:Can everyone drive during the 3 Hour Guided TomCar ATV Tour through the AMAZING Sonoran Desert?

    A:Drivers must be 16* years or older with a valid Driver’s License to operate a Tomcar. (*Minor drivers, defined as 16 and 17-year-olds, with a valid driver's license may operate the Tomcar with Parents Assumption of Financial Liability.)

    Feb 2021

    Q:What should I wear for the 3 Hour Guided TomCar ATV Tour through the AMAZING Sonoran Desert?

    A:Our tours are “rain or shine”, so we recommend that all of our guests dress accordingly. During the winter months, it can be very chilly in the morning or after the sun goes down. Please come prepared (hats, gloves, etc.).

    Feb 2021

    Q:Should I bring a camera on the 3 Hour Guided TomCar ATV Tour through the AMAZING Sonoran Desert?

    A:Yes. The Sonoran Desert is a gorgeous place. You will encounter some breathtaking views and will probably want to capture these memories by taking pictures. Also, our guides are more than happy to take pictures with your camera upon request.

    Feb 2021

    Q:What happens if it rains on the day of my 3 Hour Guided TomCar ATV Tour through the AMAZING Sonoran Desert?

    A:Our tours depart “rain or shine”. Please dress for the weather and expect the time of your lives. Our guests are (mostly) sheltered from the rain in their Tomcars however, you will probably get a little wet if it rains.

    Feb 2021

    Q:Are there restrooms available during the 3 Hour Guided TomCar ATV Tour through the AMAZING Sonoran Desert?

    A:There are no restrooms once we are out in the desert. We recommend that guests use facilities located within the RoadRunner Saloon prior to departure.

    Feb 2021

    Q:How safe are the Tomcars used for the 3 Hour Guided TomCar ATV Tour through the AMAZING Sonoran Desert!?

    A:Tomcars weigh just under 1,800 lbs, boast independent front and rear suspension systems, and have a wide wheelbase making them one of the safest off-road vehicles in the World. And all of our Tomcars are equipped with a 4-point safety harness system.

    Feb 2021

    Q:Can pregnant women participate in the 3 Hour Guided TomCar ATV Tour through the AMAZING Sonoran Desert?

    A:This is entirely up to the guest and the discretion of their doctor.

    Feb 2021

    Q:Will I have to share a Tomcar during the 3 Hour Guided TomCar ATV Tour through the AMAZING Sonoran Desert?

    A:Most of our Tomcars are 4 seaters. Groups of 3 or 4 will have their own private car. Depending on the mix of guests that we have, a group of 2 may or may not have another group of 2 in their car.

    Feb 2021

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    Traveler Tips

    Not recommended for small children, pregnant women or people with back or mobility issues.
    You do get our and walk about a couple of places with cacti and climb some rocks for a view - recommend long pants, boots, and sun screen.
    1,192 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
    Showing 1-10 of 1,192 reviews
    Bad experience
    AmmarAlQaraghuli, Feb 2023
    The weather was very bad, heavy rain, and the company only cared about their pay. I had fully mudded clothes and this ruined my whole trip to Phoenix. They know the weather is bad, and they should accept the cancellation. VERY Disappointed
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Ammar, we are very sorry that you didn’t enjoy your experience with us. Being that we are an outdoor adventure, our tours go out in different weather conditions everyday. That’s part of the adventure! We are a “rain or shine” event, as marketed on our website and TripAdvisor. We absolutely don’t hide that fact, and many of our guests enjoy when we have rainy weather. We do cancel tours if the weather presents a safety risk for our guests, or the equipment. However, that day there was no risk because of the weather. We were not asked to cancel. Someone who booked the tour for you (they weren’t with you) used their contact info for the booking so we couldn’t speak directly to you. They did email us asking about the tour, but we told them we go out rain or shine. Because you booked through TripAdvisor/Viator, your tour was not able to be canceled per the booking policy listed on the page. However, you never expressed concern with us, asked to he rescheduled, or even actually requested a cancelation. So, to say we only care about the money would be egregiously incorrect. We can’t address your concerns if your concerns aren’t presented to us. We absolutely care about our guests and their experience. That is our absolute top priority along with safety. But again, we are an outdoor adventure company and all of our activities are outdoors in the weather Mother Nature provided that day. In the future, if you have a concern, please make that known ahead of time. It’s a bit unfair to have my hands tied when we receive a 1 star review without ever knowing you had a concern. If you would like to allow me to address your concern, please give us a call. My name is Hunter, and I am the President of Desert Wolf. I would be happy to take some time to navigate your concerns to see if we can come to an amicable solution, as I am with any guests.
    Adventure in the Desert
    Jennifer_B, Feb 2023
    Derek was an excellent guide. He provided a nice balance of exploration and education! We stopped along the way and learned about the plant and wildlife in the area. Such a great experience!
    Derik was our guide and...
    Frank_P, Oct 2022
    Derik was our guide and he was extremely knowledgeable and his guidance was great and he is a great asset to your program
    Desert delight❤️
    Brent_B, Oct 2022
    The Tomcar ATV’s were an awesome way to see the beautiful scenery and Derek was our guide. Very knowledgeable and we felt like he shared a lot of things we never knew about the desert😎
    So much fun!
    Becky_C, May 2022
    Connor was great! We learned a lot and had so much fun in the process. Even my fiancé can’t stop raving about it!
    Great experience. Guides ...
    Alfonso_S, Apr 2022
    Great experience. Guides were very nice and knowledgeable about surrounding plants and animals. My kids enjoyed it a lot.
    Desert Wolf off Road Experience
    Charles_N, Mar 2022
    Great views, fantastic desert experience, got to see wild donkeys, and great guides. It was definitely a unique desert off-road experience in these buggies. Lots of fun and great guides to make the event a complete family blast. Know before you go in you are going to get dusty. Bring your own eye wear and know its desert off roading. So glad we had the experience with Desert Wolf. A unique part of our vacation!
    Adventure in the Desert—don’t miss out
    Nancy_E, Mar 2022
    Travis and Mike were incredible. They were knowledgeable, helpful, fun, and made the adventure the best. Our kids loved it and so did we. We learned so much about the Sonoran desert and they made Lear I feel fun. Ample stops along the way and it was super cool to have this rugged drive on amazing scenery. Something we don’t get on the east coast. Travis even recommended a lunch place that was truly local and we loved it! Highest recommendation for these guides and this trip!
    Fun for 3 Generations of Family
    Lindsey_H, Mar 2022
    Travis and Mike were fantastic guides! They were very knowledgeable and entertaining. They gave great instructions on how to drive the TomCar. We really enjoyed the facts they shared about the plants and wildlife during our stops. The drive was really fun. We had 3 generations in our group (10 and 12 year old boys, a mom and a grandma) and everyone had a blast. Plan to get dusty and plan to have fun!
    Desert Wolf was a great time!
    Nathan_S, Mar 2022
    Derik & Brandi were great! Between the on trail repairs, information, and terrain…I’d do it again. This isn’t a desert dune buggies or racing trip though, if you’re looking for something like that. The meetup spot is also a nice saloon that has real bull riding, bands, and is definitely western!
    Fantastic trip that I would highly recommend to all!
    Aleks_A, Mar 2022
    This was a very well operated, professional and fun excursion. Derik and Terrance were amazing and really helped make sure everyone was safe and enjoying the adventure. The best part was being able to enjoy off-roading in a controlled way with the family and taking advantage of the beautiful AZ topography.
    Tomcar Fun
    Kelly_P, Mar 2022
    Views were amazing. Derik was an excellent guide. Funny and informative. The tomcars are fun to ride. The trails were challenging but the vehicles handle them with ease.
    Tomcar reciew
    Lena_L, Mar 2022
    Brandy was amazing! We had such a great time, we have been coming to Phoenix for years and have never done anything like this.
    Great trip
    Kari_M, Mar 2022
    Derek and Brandy were great. They made the excursion fun and we’re very knowledgeable ……. We had a great time
    Awesome Trip
    Misty_G, Mar 2022
    What an awesome trip! Thanks Brandi for your high energy and lots of knowledge! Not only was it fun, but felt very safe!
    Awesome Sonoran ATV tour
    Michael_J, Feb 2022
    Wonderful adventure in the Sonoran desert. Blake & Derik put on a fantastic tour. We had no idea how beautiful the desert can be in winter.
    We had a great time. ...
    Jim_C, Feb 2022
    We had a great time. Derek and Ken were awesome guides. Highly recommend this guided tour for all ages.
    Experiencing the climbing...
    David_S, Jan 2022
    Experiencing the climbing power up, over and through things. Our guide went out of his way to help a minor stay warm and comfortable due to her lack of warm clothing. In addition our two guides made the trip interesting and safe.
    Ask for Brick
    Bari_V, Jan 2022
    We had the most amazing time. Brick made sure that the tour was safe and enjoyable also for kids. Must do experience!
    Cool thing to do
    Chris_S, Dec 2021
    Driving tomcar in desert for 3 hrs Our guide Ryan was very nice did a great job as guide and suggestions on things would definitely go on tour with him again