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The outdoors: Tour Guides

Horseback outfitters
As you venture through the hidden canyons and over rugged mountains, your guide will tell of the abundant plant and animal life. You will feel the legacies left behind by Cochise, Geronimo, Wyatt Earp and the ancient Hohokam. Hear the coyote call and feel the tall Saguaro Cactus gazing upon you as we tell of the colorful history, the lost gold mines and the mysteries of the Sonoran Desert. Customized two-hour, half-day and full-day horseback tours with transportation available from prearranged Scottsdale resorts. Cookout site for up to 60 and group rides available.
Cave Creek Outfitters, phone: 480-471-4635

Experience the beauty of Arizona on horseback while riding the trails of the wild mustangs through the ever-flowing Verde River. City slicker cattle drives, trail rides and wagon rides.
Fort McDowell Adventures, phone: 480-816-6465

Biking outfitters
Experienece the best of the Sonoaran Desert on a four-, three- or two-hour guided mountain biking tour. Downhill mountain, cross-country and paved. Uncontrollable urges to crank uphill can be satisfied, too! We respect the fragile desert ecosystem and are committed to the safety and enjoyment of our guests. Small groups; all equipment and water; support vehicle; safety orientation & desert mountain biking basics; area history and Sonoran Desert briefing; photo opportunities. Established in 1992, Desert Biking Adventures has proudly served riders from all fifty states and over 40 countries. Our bikeseeing adventures give you the best of all - fun, thrills, information and scenic views!
ABC Desert Biking Adventures ,phone: 602-320-4602

Hot Air Balloon outfitters
Come fly with us! In 28 years, we have safely flown tens of thousands of passengers. Our pilots average over 15 years experience, all certified by the Federal Aviation Administration. Your adventure begins with a meeting with your pilot. As you “lift off,” you will share breathtaking panoramas. Following landing and pack-up, the crew will return you to our meeting location. You will enjoy a traditional champagne toast to celebrate your flight. We conclude your extra-ordinary adventure with the presentation of a personalized flight certificate.
A Great American Balloon Co. LLC , phone: 877-933-6359

Jeep & Hummer Tours
When the pavement ends the adventure begins! Nature & Historical Tours, Competitive Photo Rallies, Cookouts and more! Experience the Wild West the way it looked 100 years ago. Climb aboard a custom rigged 4x4 and head out into the lushest desert in the world, abundant with plant & wildlife. Explore the rugged trails that are home to the second most diverse eco system in the world. Enjoy the splendor of the majestic saguaro, indigenous only to this region of the Sonoran Desert. Of course you’ll hear a tall tale or two from your Cowboy& Native American guides. But, you’ll also learn the true secrets of its past inhabitants. If you’re a photography buff or just a casual snapper you’ll find spectacular photo opportunities at every turn.
Arizona Desert Events,phone: 602-569-4889

Looking for adventure and unforgettable four-wheeling?
Want to drive your own off-road buggy? Just give us a call for all those memories that will last a lifetime. We can accommodate any size group. Desert Dog Hummer Adventures,phone: 480-837-3966

Find tour operators at the Scottsdale Visitor Center. See also our page: Data & Facts.



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