Adventurous Arizona

Hiking Scottsdale, United States

Hitch up your wagons and go West for adventure in awesome Arizona. Have a flaming good time in Phoenix, or get romantic in the painted desert, enjoy down to earth simplicity juxtaposed against the spectacular Grand Canyon, Monument Valley or Cathedral Rock. Discover Native American history up close and personal, and see the hardships and perils of the European pioneers. All this – plus great options for food and accommodation.

Location by Arizona Outback Adventures

Packages at this location

Backpacking Tour of Yosemite National Park – 4 Days Hiking

Get grounded, gritty and garrulous as you enter the granite wonderland of the Yosemite National Park. See towering rock giants, feel the power of glaciers, breathe the Sequoia redolent air, and splash in rushing waterfalls. Spend 4 days with your talented guide backpacking in the rugged wilderness of the Yosemite National Park. Fully appreciate this iconic landscape preserved by Abraham Lincoln in 1864 and the first instance of land set aside specifically for preservation and public use by the federal government.

  • Ticket to Yosemite Theater live film or performance

  • Includes the following permits: Backcountry camping permits in Yosemite National Park

Enjoy camping in our lightweight backpacking tents, awaking every morning to the beauty of the Yosemite National Park just outside your doorway.

Day 1 : Orientation and begin our Yosemite adventure
Meet your Yosemite backpacking guide at North Pines Backpacker’s Campground in Yosemite National Park at 3:00 pm for a trip orientation. Your guide will begin with introductions and Enjoy camping in our lightweight backpacking tents, waking every morning to the beauty of the Yosemite National Park just outside your doorway.a brief orientation where all gear will be distributed and everyone will help to set up camp for the night. After getting settled in and eating dinner we will head into the Valley for a local activity to help get to know the area, this may include watching climbers on the famed walls of El Capitan, checking out the Ansel Adams Gallery, or even attending a film or performance at Yosemite Theatre. Hiking: 1-2 miles - Lodging: Camping at North Pines Backpacker’s campground - Meals: Breakfast and lunch on own, dinner included

Day 2 : Journey into the Yosemite backcountry
Enjoy a hearty breakfast then drive in your own own vehicle to the Yosemite Creek Trailhead where our journey will begin. Today’s hike leads us through a forest of Pines and alongside the sparkling Yosemite Creek. Our campsite will be nestled alongside Bluejay creek. This will be your home for the next two nights. The evening will be spent exploring around the camp, relaxing with your fellow travellers. Hiking: 6-8 miles. - Lodging: Backcountry camping. - Meals: All meals included

Day 3 : Summit Eagle peak and hike to Yosemite Falls
Spend the day exploring more of Yosemite’s backcountry. After breakfast, we head out to summit Eagle Peak where we are rewarded with panoramic views of Yosemite and the Sierra, including Half Dome and Clouds Rest. If we still have time after Eagle’s Peak we can head over to Yosemite Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in the world. Hiking: 6-8 miles. - Lodging: Backcountry camping. -Meals: All meals included

Day 4 : Head back to civilization
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and break camp retracing our steps along Yosemite Creek all the way back to the trailhead where we began our backcountry adventure. Expect to arrive at your vehicle between 3:00 and 5:00 pm. Hiking: 5-7 miles. - Lodging: On your own tonight. - Meals: Breakfast and lunch included, dinner on own

June-July

Minimum of 2 backpackers We do our best to operate each trip as closely as possible to the published itinerary, however, there are sometimes forces outside of our control that could require us to make adjustments to the operations of a trip. These include but are not limited to weather, natural disasters, road closures, park closures, campsite availability, emergency guest illness or injury.

Super Six Day Grand Canyon & Havasu Falls Hiking Hiking

Spend a super six days exploring the most iconic geography of America. Venture into the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park and the Desert View Watchtower for spectacular, eye-popping, jaw-dropping panoramas. Embark upon the South Kaibab Trail for awesome views of the mighty Colorado River and its raging rapids. Trek into the exquisite blue-green oasis of Havasupai - swim in crystal clear water deep within the canyon and marvel at the majesty of the Havasu Falls.

  • Camping gear excluding Seeping Bag and Backpack

  • Packhorse support into Havasupai Reservation

  • Includes the following permits: Grand Canyon National Park commercial fees - 2 nights Grand Canyon camping fees - Havasupai commercial use and entry fee - 3 nights Havasupai commercial camping fees - Havasupai Environmental Fee

Enjoy the best camping luxury available. Your multi-day adventure is designed with comfort in mind. We have carefully selected our amenities, equipment and our camps to heighten your comfort levels and provide the best compromise between adventure and luxury. Enjoy spacious tents, thick-cosy sleeping mattresses, and private washing/shower stations. At the end of each day expect to unwind with a cold drink and a fabulous meal. A professional chef will plan your menu and train your guides on how to prepare and present these culinary creations. Expect hearty, healthy meals with fresh vegetables, fruits, and proteins each day. Snacks are available at all times. Should you have any special dietary needs or restrictions, they can be easily accommodated, hassle-free!

Day 1 : Drive to Grand Canyon National Park
Begin your journey by being picked up from your accommodation in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area and heading north. Your guides will tell you the fascinating story behind the startling geography that you pass through and the formation of the Grand Canyon. Enjoy views of the Painted Desert and a visit to the historic Desert View Watchtower. With optional walks along the Rim Trail and museum visits before settling into your Grand Canyon campground. Hike: 3-4 miles - Meals: Breakfast on own, lunch en route, dinner in camp - Lodging: Established campground near the South Rim .

Day 2 : Hike South Kaibab Trail, Explore the Park
Hike along the South Kaibab Trail, with extraordinary panoramic views of the canyon. Spend the afternoon exploring Grand Canyon Village, relaxing at camp, or hiking Rim Trail West. Hike: 5-7 miles. - Meals: All meals included; breakfast at camp, lunch on the trail, dinner in camp. - Lodging: Established campground near the South Rim

Day 3 : Hike Into HavasupaI
Descend deep into the labyrinthine red sandstone of Hualapai Canyon. At mile 8 in our hike, the canyon begins to widen and vegetation abounds as you enter the village of Supai, the most remote village in the U.S. Head further into the Canyon hiking past the 70ft. New Navajo Falls, 35 ft. Rock Falls and 100 ft. Havasu Falls. Soon after, you will arrive at the camp. Use the afternoon to explore the Havasupai campground and relax at Havasu Falls. Hike: 10 miles - Meals: All meals included; breakfast on the road, lunch on the trail, dinner in camp. - Lodging: Established campground in Havasupai.

Day : 4 & 5 Exploring Grand Canyon’s Hidden Treasures
Every morning and afternoon your guides will lead you on hikes around Havasupai, some of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring treks in the world. There will be options for activities such as fossil hunting or catching frogs. Cross tropical blue streams and wade through lush meadows of wild grapevines, clamber up narrow side canyons with red rock walls towering thousands of feet overhead, even take a swim beside a 200 ft. waterfall. Remember, it’s your vacation and is designed to be as strenuous or as leisurely as you wish. We have options from high adventure to peaceful relaxation. Hike: 4-8 miles - Meals: All meals included and prepared in camp. - Lodging: Established campground in Havasupai.

Day 6 : Ascend From Paradise
It is time to leave the magic of Havasupai and conquer the canyon! While always challenging, the exhilaration of reaching the rim is an amazing feeling you will never forget. Expect to arrive at the rim between 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. After reaching the Hualapai Hilltop, remember to look back at the magnificence of the canyon and allow a sense of your accomplishment to sink in. We will return to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Old Town Scottsdale between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Hike: 10 miles. - Meals: Breakfast in camp, lunch on the trail, dinner on your own. - Lodging: On your own

April - August

Minimum two hikers We do our best to operate each trip as closely as possible to the published itinerary, however, there are sometimes forces outside of our control that could require us to make adjustments to the operations of a trip. These include but are not limited to weather, natural disasters, road closures, park closures, campsite availability, emergency guest illness or injury. AOA is a licensed outfitter on the Havasupai Indian Reservation. All of AOA’s trip departures are subject to approval by, and to the policies and regulations of, the Havasupai tribal council. Changes to regulations for licensed outfitters, and any potential effects to AOA’s scheduled departures, are at the discretion of the tribe.

Old West - Tucson to Tombstone Bike Tour - 4 Days Bike touring

Saddle-up for serenity and mount your pedal-powered steed for a truly old West adventure. Begin in Tucson traversing the exceptional beauty of the Saguaro National Park. Enjoy sunshine galore, giant cacti looming into the skyline and outstanding natural ecosystems. Cycle your way through the Sonoita vineyards, stopping for optional tastings. Ending your journey with cowboys and cerveza at the OK Corral in the iconic old west town of Tombstone

  • Wine tasting in Sonoita

  • Includes the following permits: Saguaro National Park entry and commercial fees - Sabino Canyon entry fees

Sleep well at our carefully selected hotels and inns.

Day 1 : Meet in Tucson – Ride Saguaro National Park
Meet your guides and fellow cyclists at the Arizona Inn and transfer by van to Saguaro National Park. Begin your cycling route passing notable icons like the Old Tucson Studios and the world famous Sonoran Desert Museum, also tackling the searingly steep climb over (in)famous Gates Pass. Aside from the killer view, your reward is a grin-inducing descent into the outskirts of Tucson. The rest of the ride is super mellow as we wind our way to the Santa Cruz River and link up with “The Loop”.After reaching our hotel, we will conclude the day with a classic Southwest-style meal. Cycling: 38 Miles, +1500 ft elevation . - Meals: Breakfast on own, lunch and dinner included. - Lodging: Comfort Suites at Sabino Canyon

Day 2 : Visit Sabino Canton, Travel to Sonoita Wine Country
After loosening up, your ride will head through the eastern side of Saguaro National Park, past Colossal Cave, and through the iconic Sonoran Desert scenery. The remainder of this epic bike ride rolls along the foothills of the Rincon Mountains before climbing steadily into the rolling grassland hills of Arizona’s wine region. Ride the entire distance to tonight’s hotel, or hop in the van and enjoy the scenery while resting your legs. Tonight’s accommodations will be a nice but simple inn. Dinner is on your own tonight in the charming town of Patagonia. Cycling: 48-85 miles, +3,200-5,900 ft elevation - Meals: Breakfast at hotel, picnic lunch on the ride, dinner on own. - Lodging: Sonoita Inn

Day 3 : Explore Wine Country and Parker Lake
Ride from Sonoita to Parker Lake with optional stops at some of the wineries in the area. The route to Parker Canyon Lake is full of quiet roads, lush vineyards, big miles, and imposing mountains, all of which make this an epic day of riding. After a punchy climb and only a short distance from the US border with Mexico, experience a richly diverse landscape near the lake. Returning to Sonoita tonight you have some free time before a fun dinner at a western-themed chophouse right next door. Cycling: 29-62 miles, +2,400-4,200 ft elevation. - Meals: All meals included. - Lodging: Sonoita Inn

Day 4 : Ride To Tombstone and the OK Corral
Begin early with an epic (but optional) climb up a canyon into the 10,000-ft Huachuca Mountains followed by a fast and rolling journey across the valley. Squeeze those last watts out of your legs as you power into the most famous of wild west towns, Tombstone. Have some fun, where else can you ride your bike past cowboys having shootouts in the street while they brag to you about their (very different) riding skills. The big finale will include a lunch and cerveza at Big-nosed Kate’s near the historic OK Corral. This afternoon we say our farewells to each other and to this culturally-rich area. Your guide will drop you off at the Arizona Inn or the Tucson International Airport (TUS) by 4:00pm this afternoon. Cycling: 54 miles, +2,800 ft elevation . - Meals: Breakfast at hotel, picnic lunch on the ride, dinner on own. - Lodging: On your own tonight

All year round

Minimum 2 Riders We do our best to operate each trip as closely as possible to the published itinerary, however, there are sometimes forces outside of our control that could require us to make adjustments to the operations of a trip. These include but are not limited to weather, natural disasters, road closures, park closures, campsite availability, emergency guest illness or injury. Bike and helmet are not included but are available to rent.

Grand Canyon & Arizona Trail - Mountain Bike – 4 Days Mountain bike

Change gears on the Grand Canyon. Take this fabulous opportunity to ride the North rim of the worlds most iconic canyon. Enjoy splendid panoramic views of this great red rock gorge and the mighty Colorado River. Cycle through lush and craggy forest-land stopping for views of outstanding geological features including Powell Plateau, Tapeats Amphitheatre, Steamboat Mountain, Mt. Trumble, and Great Thumb Mesas. The rainbow rim is your only opportunity to Mountain Bike the Grand Canyon so do not miss out.

  • Includes Base Camp equipment - excludes sleeping mat, personal tent and sleeping bag

  • Includes the following permits: Grand Canyon National Park entry and permits - Grand Canyon National Park commercial land use fee

Enjoy the best camping luxury available. Your multi-day adventure is designed with comfort in mind. We have carefully selected our amenities, equipment and our camps to heighten your comfort levels and provide the best compromise between adventure and luxury. At the end of each day expect to unwind with a cold drink and a fabulous meal. A professional chef will plan your menu and train your guides on how to prepare and present these culinary creations. Expect hearty, healthy meals with fresh vegetables, fruits, and proteins each day. Snacks are available at all times. Should you have any special dietary needs or restrictions, they can be easily accommodated, hassle-free!

Day 1 : Scottsdale to Grand Canyon north rim
Shuttle from Scottsdale/Phoenix to the Grand Canyon North Rim with some interesting stops along the way including the famous Cameron Indian Trading Post. Continuing onwards, we will reach the Navajo Bridge. This scenic span is just downstream from “Lee’s Ferry,” the launch point for rafting trips down the Grand Canyon’s mighty Colorado River. Finally, we will stretch our legs, dial in our bikes, and ride approximately 10-11 miles right into camp. Day’s end will find us enjoying our first night’s dinner in the remote backcountry of the Kaibab National Forest. Cycling: 11 Miles. - Meals: Breakfast on own, lunch and dinner included. - Lodging: AOA Basecamp

Day 2 : Rainbow rim trail
Enjoy breakfast before mounting up to take on the Rainbow Rim trail. As we cycle along the north rim of the Grand Canyon, we’ll make our way in and around tributary side canyons, connecting between five main overlooks. Each of these promontories gives us the chance to peer into one of the seven wonders of the world. The winding curves, occasional climb, and high elevation riding are sure to challenge you. After plenty of miles in the dirt, we’ll relax and unwind to the slower-paced life in the backcountry. Cycling: 30 miles. - Meals: All meals included. - Lodging: AOA Basecamp

Day 3 : East rim and the Arizona trail
Enjoy breakfast and pack up camp heading for the North Rim Visitor Centre. After a quality shower, we’ll take in one of the most incredible vistas on the North Rim, most park visitors never see this view! After a picnic lunch, we transfer to the East Rim where we begin the day’s ride along the Arizona Trail. The Arizona Trail traverses the entire state of Arizona from Mexico to Utah and is approximately 800 miles long. Our ride today is one direction and has a net elevation loss. It leads us right into our new camp location for one final night together. Cycling: 18 miles. - Meals: All meals included. - Lodging: AOA Basecamp.

Day 4 : Arizona trail to Jacob Lake
Your final day is riding the remaining section of the Arizona Trail to Jacob Lake. This fun and flowy descent provides the perfect conclusion to our trip as we make our way out of the backcountry. Enjoy the cool breeze through the pines as you spin along to the end of the trail. Time permitting, we will stop in the Jacob Lake general store and pick up some of the world’s best cookies! Today, our trip will return to the Scottsdale and Phoenix area between 6:00-8:00pm. Cycling: 14 miles. - Meals: Breakfast and lunch included. - Lodging: On your own tonight

June - October

Bike and helmet are not included but are available to rent. We do our best to operate each trip as closely as possible to the published itinerary, however, there are sometimes forces outside of our control that could require us to make adjustments to the operations of a trip. These include but are not limited to weather, natural disasters, road closures, park closures, campsite availability, emergency guest illness or injury.

About the location

Accommodation

Arizona offers a fabulous array of options for accommodation, with options for all budgets and levels of luxury. Stay in spectacular resorts right next to outstanding national attractions, or experience some time on a real working dude ranch. Whatever your accommodation needs you are bound to find something suitable in Arizona. Whilst on a multi-day trip with Arizona Outback Adventures enjoy the best camping luxury available. Your multi-day adventure is designed with comfort in mind. We have carefully selected our amenities, equipment and our camps to heighten your comfort levels and provide the best compromise between adventure and luxury. Enjoy spacious tents, thick-cosy sleeping mattresses, and private washing/shower stations.go West for adventure in awesome Arizona. Have a flaming good time in Phoenix, or get romantic in the painted desert, enjoy down to earth simplicity juxtaposed against the spectacular Grand Canyon, Monument Valley or Cathedral Rock.

Location

Find vitality and vivacity in Phoenix Arizona. Literally a city reborn out of the ashes of the previous Hohokam civilisation. Arizona Outback Adventures is based in Scottsdale, part of the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Choose to explore the whole of Arizona or stay close to Phoenix and find all that this remarkable city has to offer. Spend days in sunny splendour with more than 300 days of sunshine per annum. Introduce yourself to the flora and fauna of Arizona at the magnificent Desert Botanical Garden, or entertain and delight yourself at fantastic museums and theatres. Venture into the Arizona outback with numerous national parks, state parks, forests and monuments. Live and breathe the history of this state, which is still home to 22 Native American Tribes Entry to Arizona for foreign travellers is usually through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Whilst travelling in Arizona you may wish to hire a vehicle for those longer journeys, or of course, hire a bicycle from Arizona Outback Adventures.

Food

Got the munchies? If you are really hungry you can always find a large helping of Tex-Mex in nearly every corner of Arizona. You will also find a large array of other dining options. With plenty of fine restaurants to choose from in the larger cities, as well as cheaper options for all diets and tastes. Remember you will find plenty of chile in your food, and a standard question when eating is "Red or green?" referencing your prefered type of chile. </br> </br> Whilst on your multi-day adventure with Arizona Outback Adventures you will eat exceedingly well. At the end of each day expect to unwind with a cold drink and a fabulous meal. A professional chef will plan your menu and train your guides on how to prepare and present these culinary creations. Expect hearty, healthy meals with fresh vegetables, fruits, and proteins each day. Snacks are available at all times. Should you have any special dietary needs or restrictions, they can be easily accommodated, hassle-free! </br> </br>

Activities

Guided Cycle tours both Mountain and Road Bike, Guided Hiking adventures. Backcountry backpacking. Water Adventures including rafting and SUP, Bicycle rentals

Amenities

  • 24/7 staff

  • Guides

  • Instructors/Coaching

  • Equipment Rental

  • Dinner

  • Lunch

  • Breakfast

Available activities

  • Daytrips

  • Excursions

  • Hiking

  • Canyoning