Phoenix: Sonoran Desert Guided Hiking Adventure

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Activity provider: Mad Desert Trekking

Phoenix: Sonoran Desert Guided Hiking Adventure

Activity provider: Mad Desert Trekking

From US$ 125 per person

Experience a classic Sonoran Desert hiking trail with a local expert guide.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Enjoy a guided hike along one of the most scenic trails of the Sonoran Desert
  • Discover the geology, plants, animals of the area
  • Learn more about the landscapes and ecology of the desert with an expert local guide
Full description
Meet your local guide at the trailhead and begin your adventure along a scenic route through a protected region of the Sonoran Desert. During the course of your hike, discover unique geological features, as well as native flora and fauna that are unique to the area. Experience the incredible mountains up close and personal. Ascend the switchbacks for incredible views of the Valley of the Sun, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Camelback Mountain. Hike to a mountain saddle for a perfect view of Piestawa Peak and the surrounding desert mountain range. See the Sonoran Desert stretch out for more than 40 miles to the west.
  • Expert professional guide with Wilderness First Responder or EMT certification
  • Lightweight backpacks
  • Bottles of purified water
  • Healthy trail snacks
  • Any admission fees to parks or preserves
  • Refreshments following your adventure
  • Gratuities for your guide
  • Applicable sales tax

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Meeting point

Your guide will meet you at Starbucks, 3165 E. Lincoln Drive, Phoenix, near the trailhead to the Phoenix Mountains Preserve. Please park in the larger parking lot to the west.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Thermal clothing

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
Customer reviews

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February 28, 2023

great hike. Matt was very informative. definitely recommend

August 17, 2021

Product ID: 397707