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Our most recommended Arizona Quad & ATV Tours

Phoenix: Guided Self-Drive ATV/UTV Tour

1. Phoenix: Guided Self-Drive ATV/UTV Tour

Enjoy an exciting day in the famous Sonoran desert, off-roading in your single-passenger or 4-person ATV on some of the best trails in the stunning Bradshaw Mountains, located just north of Phoenix. Travel through giant Saguaro cacti, deep canyons carved by flash flooding rains, and cross the Aqua Fria River to experience the wild and vast desert terrain. Our tours create a scenic and educational journey amid some of the most rugged landscapes Arizona has to offer, with opportunities to see abundant desert wildlife such as coyotes, bobcats, deer, rabbits, quail and even rattlesnakes. The guided ATV tour begins approximately 45 minutes north of Phoenix in the Sonoran desert near the Agua Fria River Valley. This area, amidst the beautiful Bradshaw Mountains, is perfect for off-roading. There are creek crossings and places for wash riding, as well as gorgeous views of the Arizona landscape.  You’ll be accompanied by a certified guide with a vast knowledge of the plant life, wildlife, history and climate of the area. You can hear stories about the Native Americans who once farmed, hunted, survived and evolved in this unforgiving desert.

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West Sedona Canyon: 3-Hour ATV Tour

2. West Sedona Canyon: 3-Hour ATV Tour

Head to the outback of West Sedona Valley on an ATV and see where more than 40 movies have been filmed over the years. After an introductory training, experience this spectacular landscape for around 3 hours on a 30-mile tour. The canyon offers more than 100 miles of trails to choose from, and a guide will customize your tour based on the ages, interests, and skill levels of the people in your group. Take in the stunning views of the Verde Valley from the top of Skeleton Bone Mountain, from a point that's 800 feet above the valley floor. Don't be surprised if you see an antelope running alongside your ATV as you drive along the valley floor!

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Box Canyon and Pinal Mountains Half-Day ATV Tour

3. Box Canyon and Pinal Mountains Half-Day ATV Tour

Explore the extreme northeast corner of Florence, Arizona on board a thrilling All Terrain Vehicle (ATV). Located halfway between Tucson and Phoenix, the Box Canyon and Pinal Mountains make for an ideal day out from both cities. The dirt trail that will set you blood racing is about 40 miles long, and you will have 3.25 hours to play. Once your guide has equipped you with all necessary safety equipment, you received a short training, and you are comfortable with your 4-wheel bike, head off along dirt trails that twist and turn and bump up and down the Pinal Mountains. Climb up and over the front range of the mountains while your guide points out Indian petroglyphs left behind by the ancient Native Americans. Another point of interest is an old adobe building that served as a way station for the Butterfield Overland Stage Coach Company during the 1860s. For a short time it also serviced the Pony Express on what was know as the "Butterfield Route." The real highlight of the tour is Box Canyon. You'll be in the canyon for about 6 miles. Get set for the drama of the middle 3 miles, a slot canyon with walls only about 10-20 feet apart and 900 feet high on both sides!

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Sonoran Desert: Guided 2-Hour ATV Tour

4. Sonoran Desert: Guided 2-Hour ATV Tour

After driving to the trail meeting point in the Tonto National Forest, hop aboard an ATV and set off on a guided excursion through the majestic Sonoran Desert. Discover the abundant flora and fauna inhabiting the Forest. Experience the thrill of navigating through seasonal creeks, sandy washes, rocky riverbeds, and rugged desert trails as your guide leads you across 25 to 30 miles of desert trails. While steering your fully automatic ATV through the Arizona wilderness, you will encounter this forbidden frontier which has remained largely untouched over time.

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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon North Tour w/Polaris Ranger or ATV

5. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon North Tour w/Polaris Ranger or ATV

Avoid the busy national park crowds, and experience rare sights in the heart of the Grand Canyon at Bar 10 Ranch. Fly to the Arizona Strip, just miles from the Northern Rim for breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon. Head off on an ATV or Polaris Ranger along a 4x4 trail through Whitmore Canyon and Lake Mead Recreation Area to the rim of the Grand Canyon. Take in the panoramic views at 3,000 feet above the Colorado River. Admire the unusual collection of desert vegetation and animal life. Back at Bar 10 Ranch, relax and enjoy an authentic Dutch oven barbecue lunch. Then, fly to and from Bar 10 Ranch aboard an aircraft specifically designed for “flightseeing,” and soak in the views over Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the mighty Colorado River. Benefit from the high wings and large windows which offer the best views along with a comfortable climate-controlled cabin. After, stop in the gift shop to purchase photos or simply browse the souvenirs.

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Sonoran Desert: Guided 2-Hour UTV Adventure

6. Sonoran Desert: Guided 2-Hour UTV Adventure

Hop in, buckle up, turn the switch, and hit the trail in the toughest vehicle the Sonoran Desert has ever seen. The 4-seat UTV can be filled to capacity and can still climb trails, crawl boulders, and zip all over the desert without breaking a sweat. Whether you're craving adventure or simply want to enjoy some sightseeing at your own pace, this UTV is dialed in to deliver. With electric power steering, a thrilling V-Twin engine, and towing capacity to take everything with you, this exhilarating drive handles like a dream. 

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Diamondback Gulch: 2.5-Hour 4x4 Tour from Sedona

7. Diamondback Gulch: 2.5-Hour 4x4 Tour from Sedona

Take an exciting, off-road, 2.5-hour tour of the fantastic Diamondback Gulch from Sedona. Drive through the high desert of Arizona aboard a rugged 4x4 vehicle, and admire the vast expanse of the desert under the scorching Arizona sun. Travel off the beaten path and onto some of the unruly trails to take in the magnificent views of stunning Red Rock Range, as well as impressive Bear Mountain and the beautiful Doe Mesa. Roam through the back country of Sedona's western canyons and listen to your knowledgeable guides and they entertain you with stories about the region's fascinating history and unique geology.

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From Hurricane: Warner Valley Self-Drive Guided UTV Tour

8. From Hurricane: Warner Valley Self-Drive Guided UTV Tour

Hit the trails and enjoy the colorful red and purple landscapes of the Warner Valley on a UTV tour. Take a 3 or 4-hour tour and discover the terrain and rock formations of the area on one of these rugged vehicles. Take the 3-hour tour and drive to unique destinations including Horseshoe Bend, Warner Valley Overlook, Fort Pierce. For more time on the trails, choose the 4-hour tour and discover The Dinosaur Tracks and Pride Rock. These exhilarating tours are suitable for any skill level. Your professional guide will train you up on driving a UTV, and teach you how to best drive around the obstacles you encounter on the trails.

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Sonoran Desert Off-Road Tours in Tomcars

9. Sonoran Desert Off-Road Tours in Tomcars

Discover the Sonoran Desert on this Tomcar off-road driving tour. Tours begin in New River at the Road Runner Restaurant and Saloon, an authentic western Saloon. Cowboys and locals offer you a real window into their unique culture. All tours are lead by knowledgable local guides with know-how of the history, culture, and animal and plant life that inhabit this amazing desert. The Sonoran Desert has surprising natural diversity, boasting 60 mammal, 350 bird, 20 amphibian, over 100 reptile, 30 native fish, over 1,000 native bee, and more than 2,000 native plant species. With your tour guide leading the way, and with you in the driver's seat, experience the Sonoran Desert up close where you may see javalinas, desert mule deer, coyotes, and rattlesnakes - to name a few. We will also lead you to some of the following attractions: our desert oasis, the old Indian Ruins, a river crossing (when there is running water), a rare fresh water spring, and a spot with gorgeous 360 degree mountain vista views. Come out on a tour and see the desert's true beauty.

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What people are saying about Arizona

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 12 reviews

We had a blast!! It was a different way to experience and see the desert and cacti. We would highly recommend an ATV Tour and look forward to doing it again next year!!

Had to wait longer than we should have to get out there but once we did it was so much fun and beautiful to see the desert. First time in Phoenix. Thank you

Amazing experience. Definitely do not recommend for a first time ATV experience since the trail is advanced! So much fun driving in the desert

What a great adventure ! Very extreme terrain challenged us beginners. Gorgeous views at every turn. Thanks for an amazing day.

So much fun!! Wish I could have stayed longer! Definitely recommend and will go back!