Self-Guided Centipede Desert UTV Rental

Badge of ExcellenceNew River, United States

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


Get on a UTV to do some self-guided exploration of the Black Canyon desert in Arizona. You’ll get to do the driving, after a safety briefing before you go. Up to 4 people can ride in the UTV. It’s a 3 hour experience with one hour to check in, and 2 hours to train and go ride through the mountainous and desert landscape. Helmet, goggles, and face mask are all set up for you to use. Bookings are per vehicle. If your group requires more than one vehicle, please create multiple bookings. Max of 4 people per vehicle.
  • Safety first, as you’ll be receiving a safety training before you ride
  • Can take up to 3 of your friends with you in each vehicle
  • Explore the desert on your own- you’ll be provided with a paper map though
  • Take your time, explore at your own pace, and enjoy the scenery

What's Included

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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    **MUST READ** Our street address does not work on Google Maps, Apple Maps, Waze, or any other GPS apps when manually typed in. Please 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

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Service animals allowed
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Must be at least 18+ with a valid ID and credit or debit card to book
  • All minors must be accompanied by a parent
  • No skirts or dresses, no open toed shoes
  • Must be at least 4-years-old to ride as a passenger
  • All guests must speak and understand English
  • A signed waiver will be required in order to participate
  • Must be 16+ to drive with a valid ID
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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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Best Arizona experience
Steve_L, Mar 2023
Sam was a wonderful guide. Entertaining, energetic, and knowledgeable. Fun for all ages Would recommend to anyone!!
The look on our 12 year...
Laurence_L, Mar 2023
The look on our 12 year old passenger for when experienced this type of off roading for the very first time.
Brian_L, Mar 2023
The experience was uplifting and exciting. Having family there too share the experience with was special.
Cactus League Dust Up
TIMOTHY_P, Mar 2023
Our guide/pilot Jason was great, informative & comedic…we all had a great time. The Agua Fria was running high & their team made arrangements to expand our riding area. Pro move boys🎉
Beware of Extortion
Brian_H, Mar 2023
Buyer beware. Arrived with family for an adventure. Staff was super nice at first. Admittedly, we caused some damage to the vehicles (unintentionally). Fully expected to address that properly. Upon return the business held our IDs and credit card until we agreed to pay their estimate of damages. Manager or owner walked by us multiple times and was profane directed at us each time. When asked who he was they lied and said he was just some maintenance guy. Refused to allow normal vehicle collision protocols reporting to insurance and obtaining estimates. Extortionate in my opinion. Should bring extra case or credit card if you are unlucky like we were. Refused to file through vehicle insurance and told us it would go straight to collections unless we paid.
Amazing experience
Angela_G, Feb 2023
We had originally signed up for the unguided tour. We have small children so we wanted to go at our own pace. but Jeff was exceptional and invited us along for his guided tour. We had the best time and learned a ton about the area, native plants and some cool stories. Thanks again Jeff we had the best time!
Desert riding
Jerome_K, Feb 2023
Enjoying the desert on a UTV. Outdoor Adventure has great equipment, great staff, and are safety focused. The trails are marked so getting around is easy. We did the the self guided tour and had fun, we didn’t know in advance that the self guided ride is limited to a few trails. The guided ride has access to much more of the desert and dedicated trails. We would have liked the extra access that the guided tour provides.
Highly recommend! Thrilling, fun, enjoyable!
chava_l, Jan 2023
What an amazing thrilling ride through the dessert! The entire family enjoyed. We were gelped with the fitting of the gear. We had a last minute change froma 2 seater ATV to a 4 seater which wss easily accommodated. The tour guide was safe and helpful, yet fun and engaging. We made some stops along the way and took beautiful pictures of the family and learned about ghe flora and plants in the dessert. A wonderful time was had by all!
We did a self-guided tour...
Linda_M, Jan 2023
We did a self-guided tour that allowed everyone to go at their own pace. Great experience and friendly staff.
Outstanding ATV fun for the family!
Theodore_N, Jan 2023
Returning to the trailhead was definitely faster thank going out! We hit the course after some heavy rains and it was muddy, fun, and added a little more excitement to the downhills and sharp turns!
Awesome time!
William_L, Jan 2023
Awesome time, definitely will do it again! Glad we did unguided, we had more freedom to do whatever we wanted/stop any time/enjoy the scenery and go desired speeds. More fun I believe then guided.
Awesome exercise!
Darlene_E, Dec 2022
First time my family to ride utv. It was a thrilling wonderful tour. Better than an amusement park ride! Our tour guy was fun and entertaining.
Very fun experience!
Aulyvia_L, Dec 2022
Very nice experience! Long route and great for sightseeing!! Very informative tour guides and fun conversations!
Great time for the family or self!
Sean_G, Dec 2022
Great time, views and instructors! Would absolutely come back here next time we’re in town! The guides were awesome, informative, fun and experienced.
Fun Adventure
Traci_P, Sep 2022
Very fun experience. We opted to take the guided tour once we arrived and were offered a chance to join a caravan of UTVs. The guided tour goes further and higher than the self-guided experience and the tour guide tells you what gear to use. The only thing I must warn you about is the dust. Wear clothes you don’t care about and don’t plan to bring anything you cannot wash. Even your phone will get dusty! Definitely an authentic experience!
Adventure Time!
Christina_R, Aug 2022
So much fun! We ultimately decided against the unguided tour because the we had to follow the same trail anyway and the guided tour got to experience about 6 more miles of trail. Our tour guides were Kennedy and Austin with @azoutdoorfun and they were so knowledgeable and stopped a few times to talk about the history of the land, legends, plant life and wildlife. Highly recommend! It was HOT but the views and the fun we had made the whole thing (including a 2 hour round trip) very worth it!
Great experience and...
Kevin_S, Aug 2022
Great experience and views along the way. Staff was very friendly and informative. The atmosphere was very relaxed and enjoyable.
Great experience
Tariq_H, Jul 2022
Such an amazing experience. Everything was really awesome would recommend self guided if you don’t wanna stop a lot and do your own thing. Definitely will do this again!
Angela_G, Apr 2022
Jerome was an absolutely amazing tour guide! He pulled us over and showed us the beauties of the desert and was extremely interactive with us. We had so much fun with him
Beautiful day in the desert
janlouky, Mar 2022
Great way to spend your time enjoying the desert. Everybody is very friendly here. We enjoyed the unguided toy very much. If you get off the trail just call the No. on your wristband and have them drop a pin to you where their located. On Google maps. 😉😀