Desert Canyoneering Adventure
The Desert Canyoneering experience that you have outside Phoenix takes you into the desert that fills the area, and you must come out with a tour guide who can keep you safe. The tour guide has the transportation, and they help you learn about the desert because it has been explored by many people over the centuries.
The desert canyoneering tour will actually take you to the canyons in the area, and they let you hike through these areas to a certain level. You must take this tour when you want to do a little hiking without going too deep or too far. You go far enough to get good pictures, and you start to feel like you are a million miles from civilization.
There are a lot of tour guides on the canyoneering tours who take you into the canyons, but they stop you short of river farting because that is a completely different experience. You should take this tour when you want to stay on or near the canyon wall, and you are driven out by the tour guide.
Let the tour guide explain the history of the area, buy your tickets online, and bring the family if you like. A tour group could go on this experience, or you could use the tour as a solo or couples experience.
There are many different people who come on these tours, and they must be given the chance to check out the desert and the tours. The tours are more fun for people who love the out of doors, and they let you see the desert in its untouched state.
Rise with the sun to meet your guide in the old-west town of Tortilla Flat, AZ for a 7AM start time. You will be traversing the historic Apache Trail, an old stage coach trail used by fortune hunters to move through the Superstition Mountains and prior to that used as the thoroughfare for the Apache Indians.
Your six-hour canyon tour begins along a 4WD jeep track with 360 degree backcountry Sonoran Desert views all around. Keep your eyes open for big horn sheep, deer, coyote, quail, roadrunners, and many other forms of desert wildlife.
Buckle on your helmet and bow your head, praying for a fun filled day full of fellowship and safe adventures. Leaving the jeep track behind to head out cross-country, you will be navigating your way through the Arizona plant life. Once in the canyon bottom your rock hopping skills will be tested. The route continues to become more adventurous as large boulders fill the canyon floor creating fun obstacles to decipher. At times the best way may be squeezing through, under, or over house size boulders to continue the journey.
The adventure culminates as your group reaches the edge of a sheer cliff. With no where to go, but down, everyone gears up for a thrilling rappel to the valley floor below. The adventure is not over yet though as more full body hiking continues until you come to a stream in the desert, complete with a picturesque bridge spanning it.
Your hard work is done as your guide retrieves the shuttle vehicle and returns to pick the group up. Enjoy the wash boarded dirt road, with complimentary back massage, exhausted and happy en-route to Tortilla Flat. As your group's tour ends, head over to the saloon. Saddle up to the bar (literally), drink a root beer, and enjoy the rest of your vacation wtih a new memory in the wild west.
Pickup & Return:
Tortilla Flat, Arizona.
Returns to original departure point.
Departure Times: 7AM
- Professional guide
- Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting point
- Technical gear for the adventure
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
Does not include:
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- Must be in good physical shape to enjoy this adventure
- Minimum age is 8 years