Centipede Tour - Guided Arizona Desert Tour by UTV

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From $99.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • 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

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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
  • Must be at least 4-years-old to ride as a passenger
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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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Desert fun
Greg_V, Mar 2023
Riley was a great tour guide. So much fun in the desert. UTV tour was amazing and we were surprised at all the beautiful views
Really a beautiful trip with great guides!
David_M, Mar 2023
This trip was so fun! Sam, our guide, was entertaining, knowledgeable, and energetic. The trails were well maintained and views were spectacular. Perfect amount of time to see the desert, cacti, and streams. Lots of fun and the kids 6 & 9 really enjoyed it too.
Awesome experience!
Patrick_D, Mar 2023
Appreciated the enthusiasm and concern for safety with all of the guides! From the minute of check-in to check out! They made the experience go smoothly and fun! Sam’s knowledge of the history was so Interesting and informative!!!!
Everything was great...
Aaron_H, Mar 2023
Everything was great until the halfway point when it started pouring rain. While this is in no way the fault of the tour company, it would have been nice if they would have been prepared with some ponchos or large garbage bags for purchase if necessary. The ride back was pretty miserable being wet, cold and muddy.
Amazing Sites and Ride!
ANDREW_S, Mar 2023
Our guide Jeff did a phenomenal job of leading us up and down the trails and shared many wonderful facts with us about the history of the area, as well as the plants and animals that inhabit it. I would recommend this to everyone!
Fun family day
Christine_G, Mar 2023
We had a great time as a family on the Centipede tour. The kids (8 & 12) enjoyed the experience and Greg was a fantastic guide.
Worthwhile trip
Clay_M, Mar 2023
Just seeing the beautiful landscape and driving the terrain was a great experience. Would recommend to anyone.
Poor reviews
Lloyd_H, Mar 2023
We decided to skip this after reading bad reviews about safety, poor training and accidentsour money was not refunded
Awesome adventure
John_L, Mar 2023
Enjoyed our ATV guided tour. Beautiful scenery and lots of fun. Our tour guide Sam was awesome. A memorable adventure on our brother's getaway trip.
The most memorable part...
Marcy_M, Mar 2023
The most memorable part of this experience is riding through a stream and the front driver and passenger got soaked!
Great Experience!
Elisa_T, Mar 2023
Greg was a great tour guide! This experience was such a blast! Definitely recommended checking this out if looking for a fun family activity.
Sami was an amazing your...
Marissa_S, Mar 2023
Sami was an amazing your guide had lots of fun on the UTV’s. I would recommend this to anyone visiting the area. Everyone made it easy and fun! Wonderful experience I’d definitely come back. Thanks!
Riley was an amazing...
Robin_C, Feb 2023
Riley was an amazing guide! Be prepared to get dusty! Thanks for a great experience in the dessert. Very enjoyable.
Bridget_S, Feb 2023
Greg was an amazing tour guide! He was extremely knowledgeable and made the trip so much fun!! Plus he previously worked in our home state of Minnesota so extra bonus points! Would highly recommend!!
Great time
Jozef_M, Feb 2023
We had a blast. Definitely recommend. Our guide Sam was awesome. Trip went perfectly and scenery was beautiful.
Highly recommend this UTV desert tour.
Sharon_T, Feb 2023
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.
Amazing desert experience
Maureen_T, Feb 2023
AMAZING EXPERIENCE and super helpful and knowledgeable staff especially Nate! We had so much fun and highly recommend to anyone looking for an authentic desert ride!
Had a great time with...
Graham_K, Feb 2023
Had a great time with these guys. All the equipment was well maintained and there were no issues. Would go back again anytime! Thanks to all!
Great customer service....
Kathleen_B, Feb 2023
Great customer service. Our tour guide Jason is amazing! We did a UTV at the centipede trail and for a beginner we enjoyed it.
Great and enthusiastic...
Jill_T, Feb 2023
Great and enthusiastic guide! Trip preparations were efficient! Great fun! Drive had variety and splendid sights!