Half-Day Scottsdale Hiking Tour

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Activity
Hiking
Destination
ArizonaScottsdale, AZ
Tour Length
Half-Day
Guide Type
Guided
Skill Level
All Levels

Venture into the lush desert and mountains surrounding of the Sonoran Desert on a half-day Scottsdale hiking tour. Scottsdale, Arizona is located in the Phoenix metro area, a region rich in beautiful desert scenery and amazing hiking trails. Learn all about the unique flora, fauna, geology, and history of the from our knowledgeable, professional guides.

I happened across AOA through Trip Advisor and highly recommend a guided hike if you are new to the area or not familiar with the extreme temperatures that can affect day hikers.Past Guest

What's Included

Tour Price Includes

  • Professional safety-certified guide
  • Bottled water & snacks
  • 1:8 guide to guest ratio
  • Park entry fees

What to Bring

Clothing
Comfortable, weather appropriate athletic clothing – shorts and a t-shirt, long sleeves are recommended on cooler mornings.

Shoes
Close-toed athletic shoes (sneakers).

Miscellaneous
Sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, lip balm, medications, hat, etc.

Upgrades + Additions

Hotel/Residence Pick Up

$125 per group – inquire over the phone

Private Tour

$200 per group. No other parties may add to your tour. We can schedule private tours any day of the week.

Optional upgrades, additions, and rentals subject to tax (7.95%).

Rates

2018 Rates

  • 1 Person $ 150 pp 150 pp
  • 2-3 People $ 75 pp 75
  • 4+ People $ 60 pp 60
  • Groups of 13+ Call to inquire

Days & Times

Tour Days

Tours run daily Monday – Sunday

Departure Times

Tours depart at 8am, 11am, 2pm
Activity duration: 2-3 hours

Itinerary

On the Day of Your Tour

You will meet at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve’s Gateway Trailhead.

To get from Phoenix to Scottsdale is easy, but the distance required depends on where in Phoenix you are staying. Other meeting locations may be arranged in advance by calling the office. You can expect to be with another group on your hiking tour unless you have booked a private tour. Our guides plan accordingly for varied skill levels and choose trails that fit the needs of everyone in the group.

PRINT ITINERARY

About this Tour:

AOA’s guided hiking trips are designed to be more than a simple nature walk while still accessible to a wide range of ability so that individuals of modest fitness levels, as well as more active ones, will enjoy themselves.

All of the trails where we lead guided hikes have been chosen not only for their scenic beauty but also their accessibility, safety, and low volume of visitors. Combined, these factors afford our guests an unforgettable Sonoran Desert experience.

Our most popular hiking routes are in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, where a large variety of trails are available to accommodate all levels of hikers. Other hiking locations are available.

AOA’s guided hiking trips are designed to be more than a simple nature walk while still accessible to a wide range of ability so that individuals of modest fitness levels, as well as more active ones, will enjoy themselves.

All of the trails where we lead guided hikes have been chosen not only for their scenic beauty but also their accessibility, safety, and low volume of visitors. Combined, these factors afford our guests an unforgettable Sonoran Desert experience.

Our most popular hiking routes are in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, where a large variety of trails are available to accommodate all levels of hikers. Other hiking locations are available.