The Sonoran Desert tours will showcase the diverse wildlife, topography, flora and fauna. Wildlife that may be seen includes coyotes, lizards, deer, gila monster, javelina, tarantula, snakes, deer, wild burro, and free range cattle. The spring time is particularly beautiful during the desert bloom, where cacti flower in a rainbow of color.
The trips that climb in to the Bradshaw Mountains take longer and are more challenging, but provide a unique experience that make the time and effort worth while. The area is rich in history dating back thousands of years and is filled with visible evidence including Hohokam Indian ruins, limited remains of what could have been one of the most significant cities in Arizona and a number of abandoned mines.
While Jeep and UTV tours are offered by several guiding companies ATV tours are not as widely available.
The advantages of an ATV tour include the ability to be more actively involved in the experience because everyone gets to drive their own machine. The ATVs are also more narrow and are permitted access to many trails that do not allow the wider UTV and Jeeps.
While the typical UTV tour is a more passive experience an ATV tour does require some level of operating skills. For this reason we offer a two hour orientation session that combines training and a short guided tour.
Tour departure times vary throughout the year, please call us at 480-488-8529 for availability and times. Being on time is extremely crucial to you and the other people on your adventure receiving the full expectance. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the official departure time of your tour.
Most of our guided tours last between 3 and 4 hours total time including the transport time to and from Extreme Arizona to the riding area.
We meet at Extreme Arizona’s headquarters in downtown Cave Creek to get acquainted and sign waivers and agreements. 6921 E Cave Creek Rd Cave Creek, AZ 85331. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your tour departure time.
Yes. Our ATVs have a minimum ride age of 16 years old. This is a federal mandate and no exceptions can be made.
Our current fleet of ATVs are all single rider machines. In the future we hope to offer two rider or ‘2up’ machines.
We do not pick up from resorts or hotels. Please check with your resort/hotel concierge for assistance.
Our tours are “rain or shine”, so we recommend that all of our guests dress accordingly. During the winter months, it can be quite cold in the morning or after the sun goes down. Extreme Arizona will provide you with a helmet, gloves and a waist pack to carry water and your other possessions. We tour the most bio-diverse and largest desert in the United States (the Sonoran Desert). We do all that we can to make sure every guest is kept safe while on tour. But, it’s not a controlled environment. Expect the unexpected. And, PLEASE check the local weather report for the day of your tour!
Absolutely. The Sonoran Desert is a gorgeous place. You will encounter some breathtaking views and will probably want to capture these memories by taking pictures. Also, our guides are more than happy to take pictures with your camera upon request.
We always bring along large coolers filled with plenty of ice and water. If you prefer your own non-alcoholic beverage, you are more than welcome to use our coolers.
Yes. All reservations must be made in advance.
We require a 48-hours advance notice (prior to your scheduled departure) in order to receive a 100% refund.
Our tours depart “rain or shine”. Please dress for the weather and expect the time of your lives. You will get a little wet if it rains. But that’s part of the adventure right? The quality of our tours are never dampened by rain.
No. We recommend that guests use facilities located within Extreme Arizona prior to departure.
Our guides work very hard to make sure that everyone has an exceptional time and always appreciate the thoughtfulness of their guests. Tip income goes a long way toward making Guiding a viable career options.
We are a group guided adventure company that takes a convoy of vehicles out into the desert. Depending on the mix of guests that we have for your scheduled tour time, you may or may not have another party in your group.
Federal regulations now require that anyone under the age of 18 where a DOT-approved safety helmet, and we will provide these. Additionally, we require that all riders wear a helmet while operating the machines.
The departure location, Extreme Arizona HQ, is located in the scenic downtown area of Cave Creek, Arizona. Depending on where you are staying in the Phoenix area we just a short drive away. The shop is located 35-45 minutes north of Sky Harbor Airport in downtown Phoenix.