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2-Hour Arizona Desert Guided Tour by ATV

New River, United States

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Spend time aboard a single-rider ATV during a thrilling off-road tour in the Sonoran Desert. Ride on rugged and rocky trails in the scenic Bradshaw Mountains and cross the Aqua Fria River during the scenic journey. Your guide is knowledgeable about the region's plant life, wildlife, and history, with plenty of stories to share.
  • Guided ATV tour, including plenty of riding time
  • Ride off-road through the Sonoran Desert
  • Helmets, goggles, gloves, and bottled water provided
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Safety training included
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Safety gear (helmets, goggles and gloves)
Bottled water
Professional guided group tour
3-hours total, 2 hours of riding (1 hour for check-in and training)
Transportation to/from attractions
Guide Gratuities (optional)

Departure Point

Black Canyon Freeway, Black Canyon Fwy, New River, AZ, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your ATV tour starts from Rock Springs, a community located in Black Canyon City just north of Phoenix. Check-in with your guide for a safety briefing and training then slip on your helmet, goggles, and gloves before setting off for the Bradshaw Mountains of the Sonoran Desert.

Travel past saguaro cacti and deep canyons carved by flash floods in the vast desert terrain. Ride off-road over rugged washes and cross creeks.

The ride offers scenic views of the Agua Fria River Valley, and includes plenty of stops to learn about the area from your guide. Hear anecdotes about the Native Americans who once farmed the unforgiving landscape; search for coyotes, bobcats, deer, rabbits, quail, and snakes.
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Arizona Outdoor Fun
ATV Tour
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No skirts or dresses, no open-toed shoes
  • Must be 16 years old or older to drive with a valid drivers license
  • A signed waiver will be required in order to participate
  • All minors must be accompanied by a parent
  • Must be at least 18 years old to rent with a valid ID and major credit card
  • Not recommended for pregnant women, participants with back problems, heart complications or other serious medical conditions
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • All guests must speak and understand English
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Arizona Outdoor Fun Rentals

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  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during 2-Hour Arizona Desert Guided Tour by ATV?
This activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Pretty hard to get a rideshare back to Scottsdale from this location." See review


123 Reviews
3 stars
Reviews by Viator travelers
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First timers
, Dec 2020
It was our first time driving a UTV and when we tipped over Ross and Kate were excellent and really helped us get our confidence back to finish the trip and have lots of fun
, Dec 2020
Our Family had a great experience! The travel guides were AWESOME! We had 2 1/2 hours to ride, and the weather was perfect.
, Dec 2020
This was an awesome experience. If you are up for adventure this is it! I was looking back through some of my video and I believe we had a spirit in our presence as we were Sonoran Desert.
We tipped that thing!
, Dec 2020
We were unprepared. I booked this thinking it was going to be flat land desert buggy riding and it was pretty rough terrain for 4 virgin UTV riders from Minnesota (and on a Saturday no less)! We were scheduled to have a GUIDED tour with both ATV or UTV and they were short on guides so we decided to go together in a UTV solo--no guide. We trekked out to the Indian Ruins and we stopped along the way to enjoy some of the really cool features the desert has to offer. We were dirty, dusty and sometimes getting that baby up to 30MPH. Then, on the way back to home base...we did a thing. While I was driving, we took on a pretty steep hill and I tipped that buggy straight up!! Apparently that is not easy to do. No damage to us or the UTV---But of course it would happen to me and my girlfriends because that is basically how we roll (literally). The entire weekend was a "I have never seen that before" kinda weekend. Thanks to a guide who was behind us with another group they un-tipped us and we all determined that we were safe and sound and had an amazing story to share, along with some insane bruises.. The desert tried to take us, but we won! It was a great experience overall, but don't underestimate the terrain and the power of the UTV or ATV. Safety first. Oh, and if you don't get pie at Rock Springs Café, don't even bother going out there... It was literally a slice of heaven!
Very fun! Some safety concerns..
, Nov 2020
Very fun. I like the Independence of roaming free on the ATV. However, would recommend not rushing through lessons and talking down on clients who crash. This was something one fella did while strapping us into our helmets. Also some concerns for safety protocol—in the event that there is ever a medical emergency there’s no way the staff would know because they are only at the site of check in. Please consider modifying this.
Amazing experience totally worth it!!
, Nov 2020
This tour was amazing! Jake was the tour guide and he was great. He told us all about the area, the different cacti & even about the animals in the area while showing us the beautiful trails of the desert. I recommend everyone doing this if they’re in the area!
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Great experience!
, Nov 2020
The whole experience was phenomenal! From the ride, to learning about the different plants, to the Hohokam trail, it was awesome. Thank Casey for experience we had a blast!
The ultimate social distancing excursion!
, Nov 2020
The staff was friendly and professional. Everything you need will be provided. It's best to drive yourself. 'Pretty hard to get a rideshare back to Scottsdale from this location. Prepare to get dirty and have fun!
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Great fun for all ages (but choose the right vehicle and course)
, Nov 2020
We loved our tour with Jesse in the all terrain buggy and we’re so glad we chose that option! The terrain is for expert ATVers. And even though I own one I wouldn’t want to try this trail on ATV. But we had just as much fun and excitement on the buggy! Went to some ancient ruins, got splashed in a creek, climbed some amazing hills. Jesse was fun and a knowledgeable guide. At one point he had to rescue some folks who thought they could handle the trail and flipped their ATV. Very costly mistake for them! The trail is dangerous for all but experts (no kids) but they have a “playground “ option if you must ride ATVs. So... kids and older adults, you have choices here!
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Great ATV Ride
, Oct 2020
This was a great event. It was a little difficult to find, but worth it. We are planning on going again.
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Product code: 5354P9

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