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Scale All guests must be under 275lbs

Calendar Choose a daytime adventure or sunset experience

Checkmark This tour is guided by one of our certified drivers

Info All guests must wear closed toed shoes

Guests Price is per person

About our Rough Rider Trail Tour

We offer this guide led tour of the Sonoran Desert on a rough trail north of Phoenix. The stunning scenery stretches out around you in full-color panoramic views making it worth the drive. The trail is rough but we take it slow to make it a fun, interesting adventure.


Closed-toe shoes are required since we venture out on foot at our designated stopping points. During the fall and winter months, be sure to bring a jacket. Temperatures in the desert are known to drop into the 30s after sunset, especially on the ride back to our office in the open-air off-road vehicles. We recommend wearing comfortable outdoor clothing that will show up well in your photographs (there will be plenty!).

Scottsdale Adventure Tours is a special recreation permit-holder through the U.S. Department of Agriculture: Cave Creek Ranger District and the U.S. Department of the Interior: Bureau of Land Management. Our Scottsdale departure off-road tours occur northwest of Rio Verde, northeast of Scottsdale, west of the Verde River, and southeast of Cave Creek. Our Table Mesa off-road tours occur northwest of New River and southwest of Black Canyon City.

Note: Our open-air off-road vehicles ensure full ventilation throughout our adventure tours.

Health restrictions: Off-road Jeep tours are rough, bumpy rides through rigorous terrain. Our off-road Jeep tours are not suitable for guests with back problems, neck problems, motion sickness, pregnancy, major medical conditions, or any other health condition that can be aggravated by a bumpy ride through rough terrain. Maximum weight per seat: 275 pounds. Call our office at least 24 hours in advance to make special arrangements.