Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour at Sunset

Badge of ExcellenceScottsdale, United States
Off Road Jeep Adventures

From $175.50

Select Date and Travelers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 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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Featured review
This jeep tour was awesome! There were 7 jeeps (so you don’t have to worry about the guide abducting you, stealing your belongings, and leaving you for dead in the middle of the desert 😉), and each group that signed up had their own vehicle. During the tour, the jeeps stayed far enough apart for us to have our own unique experience and private tour. Walker was our guide and he was phenomenal! He took the time to ask us what kind of tour we were interested in and taught us so much about the Arizona climate, flora, fauna, weather, mountain ranges, and the history of Arizona – very enlightening. He was knowledgeable, answered all our questions, cracked many jokes, and was truly a delight. He took us on a road trail that is rough enough that a car wouldn’t be able to pass, so it was neat to see a part of the desert that we wouldn’t have seen before. We had a chance to exit the jeep and walk around on an easy level trail to stretch our legs and learn about the cactus in the vicinity. The trail scenery and sunset were breathtaking. I absolutely recommend this tour and when I have folks in town visiting, I will take them on this tour. Well worth the money!


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Well worth the trip!
Fahad_B, Jul 2023
John was very entertaining and knowledgeable guide! Very careful driver, he was very attentive. We enjoyed our time!
Sunset Jeep tour
Loralee_A, Jun 2023
We had a wonderful time and the views were amazing. Our guide Sarah was well informed on the desert scenery and very personable. My only complaint would be is the Jeep we had was a little tight for 6 large adults. We made do and still loved the tour.
Beautiful landscape
Kristi_S, Apr 2023
Nice ride. Dillon was very pleasant and insightful. Enjoyed the trip. It’s hard for me to slow down and relax. That being said, I knew trip was around 2 hours, but would have preferred around half time and nearly missed sunset based on time up and stop time for others to stop and take photos. Timing is limited based on vehicle climbing terrain and length of road. Expected higher climb and more expansive views, but I found to be a relaxing ride (some might consider “bumpy”) with very beautiful landscape.
The most fun bumpy ride
Jessette_M, Apr 2023
Our guide was very informative! she made sure we were comfortable and made us choose the level of "danger' we want to trek! She was awesome!!
Scottsdale 2023!!
Christopher_C, Apr 2023
Awesome experience, tour guide John was stellar! Very knowledgeable and fun! Tour was well run and on time.
Amazing tour
Jim_C, Mar 2023
We had an amazing trip, and THE most fun driver/tour guide! The terrain was beautiful, and we learned a lot from our driver. Recommend bringing jacket and pants to change in to. Absolutely recommend this tour!
Super fun tour
Christy_T, Mar 2023
Super fun tour! Scott was an amazing guide! He was very funny and knowledgeable about the area. The mountains were beautiful and even though it was cloudy we were able to get some beautiful pics. Would definitely recommend!!
Love our tour guide Steve...
Shannon_W, Feb 2023
Love our tour guide Steve so adverse I. The history of our tour and desert foliage. Loved the rough roads and experience overall
Beautiful Tour!
Tammy_S, Feb 2023
Great tour! Earl was an awesome guide! Very informative and entertaining! Beautiful area and an area you can’t really go to unless you have the right vehicle. Worth it!
Excellent Adventure
Carol_R, Feb 2023
John K was an awesome driver. He really shared his enthusiasm for the desert. Very comfortable and enjoyable
Family Friendly
Pam_B, Jan 2023
Our guide, Scott, was so knowledgeable and kind! He went out of his way to make sure our trip was what we wanted.
Beautiful Sunset! Awesome Jeep Tour!
Brandi_W, Dec 2022
The tour was worth every penny. Steve Hill was a very knowledgeable and energetic guide. He even played the role of photographer once we made it to the top to watch the sunset.
Great experience!! Ask for Nick!!
gaylerotto2, Dec 2022
First and foremost our guide Nick was amazing He had great knowledge of the desert He was also so thoughtful bringing extra gloves and hats because he knew how cold it gets in the desert after sunset The views were spectacular
Beautiful views!
Janice_W, Oct 2022
Misha was a great tour guide. The Sonoran sunset jeep tour is a great way to see the beautiful sunset and desert. Highly recommend!
Request John!
Michelle_S, Jun 2022
John was a fabulous tour guide. He was knowledgeable and interesting. He kept the kids involved with games and was so kind. He also took the BEST photos!
Great experience
Madeline_V, Jun 2022
The sunset was amazing view. Scott is a great tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about the desert. Thanks for the experience.
Beautiful & Fun
Kelly_M, May 2022
This was an incredible adventure. Lisa Marie was a very informative guide and made sure everyone was heaviness a good time. So much info on the desert and history. It is very bumpy so know that going in. The sunset in the desert was beautiful. Highly recommend this tour.
Highly recommend this...
Teri_G, May 2022
Highly recommend this tour. Gorgeous scenery and sunsets! Great trip for families and friends. Tour guide was friendly and very informative.
Awesome experience for two Bostonians
Patricia_N, May 2022
Lisa Marie was awesome! Sunset was amazing as well as her knowledge of the terrain. Do yourself a favor and book an excursion!
Very knowledgeable...
Janine_D, May 2022
Very knowledgeable driver. Very educational and interesting information. Beautiful sunset and mountains. Learned lots about the cactus and animals in thr desert.

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