Arizona Jeep Tours are some of the best ways to see the most striking AZ scenes. Go places not readily or easily accessible on your own. Be led by knowledgeable guides - those who know the area, the best routes, the best places. They also can give an overview of geography, history, and answer your specific questions.
Let's see what's available for touring the different types of terrain in Arizona by Jeep! We'll start with the area where we live - Southern Arizona!
Jeep Tours in Southern Arizona
Tombstone Adventure Company
Start near Tombstone - Head to the Dragoon Mountains - See Sheeps-Head Rock up Close!
SCENIC SUNSET MOUNTAIN 4X4 DRIVE - Take a gorgeous ride from the outskirts of Tombstone AZ. You're guided into the Chihuahuan Desert and Coronado National Forest. Arrive at a wonderful locale just right for a magnificent view of the Arizona sunset. Get your camera ready - You won't forget the lustrous colors in the shimmering sky! The rocks of the Dragoon Mountains changing hues as the sun creeps lower toward the horizon. It's a scene to live for! One for your Got To Do List!! We highly recommend it. Or any of her other adventures! See their Facebook Page.
Into Coronado National Forest - the Western Side of the Dragoon Mountains
Year-round Jeep 4x4 two hour tour suitable for ages 8 and up. Ideal for Arizona visitors on their Tombstone Vacation!
Your guide will point out the important points as you drive into the Dragoons, to a vantage point on the West side of Cochise Stronghold - the Native homelands of the Western Apaches.
What a way to end the day - or give a start to your evening out in Tombstone!
Very reasonably priced, plus with 10% Discount to all Military or to Cochise County Arizona residents for this Sunset 4x4 Jeep Tour
Give Caprice a call at (520) 457-8514 to reserve today!
More Arizona Jeep Tours by Tombstone Adventure Company 4x4 vehicles are in the works for the future. Next to come, soon, will be a Scenic Day 4x4 Drive. Tombstone Adventure Company also offers other options.
Have a rock climbing event for yourself - with their help! No experience necessary. They walk you through it - well, assist you through it, every step of the way! Another option is called "Explore - The Stronghold." It's an easy or moderately paced guided hike to learn about the Apaches who lived there, and the natural environment.
Driving Into Coronado National Forest
Traveled by a Hidden Camping Area
Bill Exits the 4x4 to Get Ready for Sunset
We went along with Caprice and Joshua, her rock climbing expert and guide, on their Sunset 4x4 backroads travel Pre-Tour. She was evaluating how to set up this tour. Looking for suggestions, getting input, seeing how others liked it - before she put the final package all together. We had that story in one of our newsletters - Take a look: Click Here>
We Get Out to Explore Around the Area
As Sunset Nears, Got a Photo of the Hills of Tombstone in the Distance, with the Huachuca Mtns. in the Background
Caprice Considers Her Plans for the 4x4 Sunset Tour
The Colors Deepen as the Sun Begins to Set
A Clear Sky Makes the Everything Glow Red for the Sunset
LAVENDER JEEP TOURS - Based in Bisbee AZ, travel in Yes! - an open air Lavender Jeep to see sights in the Bisbee area. But actually, as you'll learn on their tour - Lavender isn't just about the color. All their Arizona jeep tours leave from the Copper Queen Hotel in Old Town Bisbee, where they have a desk/office in the lobby.
They offer eight different tours - and pricing depends on the tour chosen:
Historic Bisbee, J.A. Jance/Sheriff Joanna Brady, Greater Bisbee, The Mile-High City, Mining Landscape, Sky Island/Sunset, Ghost Town, Slaughter Ranch
There's also an add-on to the Greater Bisbee or Mining Landscape tours: Mexican Border Add-on
For more details, and/or to schedule a tour, call: (520) 432-5369
In Which Other Arizona Area Do You Want a Jeep Tour?
Sedona is a majestic, unique area. We've traveled there quite a few times and love it. We highly recommend it for your travel "bucket list." On your first day, we'd recommend one of the Jeep Tours to get an appreciation of Sedona Arizona's beauty. We have taken some of them, also. There are choices to make among them. There's also a Trolley Tour. We'd recommend it, for sure. We've taken it, and it's well worth it for a Sedona overview.
Another thing Sedona is famous for is the Vortex experience. If you have heard of that, or have that interest - you'd surely like to see those areas, right? Well, that's a great idea! We love to go to Vortex areas ourselves. Bill, especially, feels their power - me, I more-so feel the serenity of them. Anyway, I think all of these tours have a Vortex centered trip. Many reviewers seem quite disappointed with what happened on their tour. Our suggestion is - if you want to really experience a Vortex, get a Vortex Guide Book. There are some really good ones. They'll direct you to the right spot, give you helpful hints, etc. That's the best way to do it, really! Don't take a tour - do it yourself!
For starters - just go to Bell Rock. The whole hill is a Vortex. Take the trail around it, then find a place to begin climbing its ledges. There are pretty easy step-up areas. Find a nice place to sit, enjoy the views, soak up the energy and see how it works for you!
Remember that each Sedona Arizona Jeep Tour is permitted by the Forest Service to only go in certain areas. So that the environment is not overtaxed. It is sooo gorgeous - soooo awesomely beautiful an environment, that it must be protected. Even while allowing visitors to see and enjoy it.
4-Wheel Drive Tours Are Popular!
Also know that if you try to book with the most popular tours - they may squeeze you in. Kind of like overbooking on airlines - because they anticipate cancellations. But then what happens if no one cancels, and you're the last to reserve? They transfer you to one of the other Sedona Arizona Jeep Tours. One with an available spot and trip similar to what you had ordered. You'll find out when you check in - so don't be late! And don't forget to search for discount coupons - in local Sedona visitor papers or on the internet.
Also remember - Some of these 4x4 trip route choices take very rough roads! If you have back or neck problems, etc., anything that will make you uncomfortable while bouncing around on a rough road - then maybe this type of tour isn't for you! Ask about the roughness of the tour. Ask about the road conditions. We've never done any of the most extreme routes, such as Schnebley Hill. That is an example of one of these rough roads - so we've heard.
Will These Types of Roads Bother You?
Most complaints we see in reviews concern the bumpiness of roads, and/or scariness of going over rocks and steep grades - having to hang on tight, etc. So that's a puzzlement to us. As it's taking an Arizona jeep tour! It is off-road, 4-wheel drive characteristics, after all. So again - if that concerns you, or you have medical conditions that should rule this out - ask before you order a jeep tour. Then instead, choose a tour that takes you on gentle roads. Or take a Self-Drive type of tour on paved roads. There are a number of Sedona roads that are easy driving, scenic roads with some pull-outs and great vistas! Or visit a park, get a Guide Book for suggestions, etc.
Some other complaints were that tour guides being rude/unfriendly, being unknowledgeable, or a bad driver. Sometimes the office staff has poor customer service. Complaints are all intermittent. It's difficult to run a business and please everyone, especially in a busy town that draws many tourists. Some mistakes are inevitable - as people are human. Most will try to satisfy a reasonable customer with a valid complaint - and respond to critiques with plans for improvement.
Our listings will go from the most to least popular/well-known. Plus, since we know the area well - we'll give a bit of helpful hints for you.
Sedona Jeep Tour Choices
Photo I took on a Pink Jeep Tour in May 2017
Our Pink Tour Guide Waits for Us All
PINK JEEP TOURS - They are by far the most well-known and most popular - maybe since they've always been right in uptown Sedona. They also have the most available routes with their Forest Service permit. We've taken their tours, and we've had good experiences each time.
13 different tour choices from 1-1/2 to 4 hours long, minimum age is 18 months. Only closed on December 25.
Pick-ups are available from your local hotel, if you reserve with enough time in advance. Inquire when you reserve.
Guides get thorough 4x4 training, plus Smith System Safety & Compliance training for road safety, and are CPR & First Aid Certified.
Their website tells you various tour pricing & route conditions. Lower child rates apply to ages 1-1/2 to 12 years old.
For more details call them at (800) 873-3662 or email: email@example.com
Combine Your Jeep Tour With a Wine Tasting!
ARIZONA SAFARI JEEP TOURS - They're probably the next well known, but not even close to the Pink Tour. 97% of Trip Advisor raters give them decent to excellent reviews. They have custom built specialized 4x4s for a safe, enjoyable ride. Their Jeeps are newer models with quality, custom off-road suspension & wheels.
Open year-round. Bottled water is included. 15% auto gratuity is applied to groups of 8 or more
Child pricing is for ages 12 & under: 25% less than adults. Not recommended for children under 1 year old. Bring a child-seat for those less than 5 years old.
12 tour choices, among which are 3 that are quite different from those you can find at Pink Jeep:
Custom Private Tour - They create a Sedona Arizona Jeep tour experience just for you - you name it, they do it. From 2 hours to all day!
Outlaw Trail + Horseback Ride - Get on the Jeep to ride through the western canyons and red rock area to arrive at a historic working ranch. Then saddle up for a true cowboy experience! We did this tour years ago, before wineries (that they mention now) were in the area. We loved it!
Wine Tour - Sample wine tastings at 3 Verde Valley wineries. Or choose an off-road Jeep trek with a trip to one winery for a tasting.
For further details, and to make a reservation call (928) 282-3012 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
RED ROCK JEEP TOURS - This one has been in Sedona Arizona for at least 30 years, and is one of the more popular. But again not quite as well known as the Pink company. 98% of Trip Advisor raters give them decent to excellent reviews.
Choose from 8 different Jeep tours, including one area that they have an exclusive permit for. Many have a local historic theme. They also have custom Romantic & Private Tours.
Only close on Christmas Day. Minimum age is 3. Child rates apply up to 12 years old. Car seats available from them, please request in advance.
Their Jeeps are well maintained. They have first-rate mechanics and their own Jeep maintenance center.
A percentage of each tour sale is given to the U.S.F.S. for preservation, administration & public information
Their company follows all Forest Service safety protocol which includes having public liability insurance, CPR/First Aid certification, Fire extinguishers & first aid kits on board, regular vehicle inspections, and trail monitoring & maintenance.
For more info, and then to order a tour, call (928) 282-6667 or (800) 848-7728. Or email them: email@example.com
A Rancher Offers Horseback Riding With the 4x4 Tour Experience
A DAY IN THE WEST JEEP TOURS - The owner is a native Sedona rancher who has a diversified program. Not only Jeep Tours, but also Horseback Riding, & Specialty Tours. And they have a tour at the Out of Africa Wildlife Park. Their tours can get very involved with upgrades on the ranch. 96% of Trip Advisor raters give them decent to excellent reviews. Remember to ask about their seasonal specials.
Their Jeep Tour choices include the Diamondback (heart-racing Western Canyons), the Lil Rattler (less extreme than D-back), Lil Outlaw (breathtaking Western Canyon views), Red Rock West (Dry Creek Basin - sunset & Sedona's past), Mogollon Rim (to 7500' on old wagon road).
You can also take your Jeep Tour, then include a trail ride, finally go to a winery for a tasting.
There's the Out of Africa Wildlife Park Jeep Tour - the basic one takes you to see the park environment & do some rock climbing. You can add onto this a horseback ride + if desired a meal & entertainment. Another option is to add on a ticket into the Animal Park area. Or tour the African Park environment & then go to the winery for a tasting. And there's a zip-line or helicopter add-on options!
Custom options include a Jeep Tour & fishing trip, a Jeep Tour + a night out, a history Jeep Tour, & a Spiritual Tour focusing on Vortexes. And there's more!
Open every day - all year. Minimum age: 1-1/2 years old for Jeep Tours, & 6 years old for horseback rides. Child pricing: aged 12 or less. A booster/5 point harness seat provided, no-charge, for kids 5 or less.
To discuss all these options, what may be right for you - call them: (928) 282-4320 or (800) 973-3662.
SEDONA OFFROAD ADVENTURES - They don't offer much background information about their company. They have Hummer vehicle tours as an option - some people love them, but some sure don't! 96% of Trip Advisor raters give them decent to excellent reviews. But there are a lot fewer people who tried them & reviewed them: 535 as compared to 8,485 for the Pink Tour and 1,337 for the Red Rock.
Choose from 8 different Jeep Tours, one of them has an add on to make a total of 9 options. They also have 6 different Hummer tours.
Other options allow you to extend the time of some of the tours. All of them run from about 1 to 4 hours - depending on your tour choice. Be sure to ask about/check out their Tour Specials - there are some good deals!
Bring your own child safety or booster seat for any child under 7. Hotel pick up available from Uptown Sedona & West Sedona.
Check their website for more details (sedonajeeptours.com) & email them for questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
To make a subsequent reservation, mention the web price when you call: (928) 282-6656
Jeep Tours in Tucson Arizona
Mount Lemmon is a Wonderful Desert Area Sky Island
PLUMB CRAZY WRANGLER RIDES - They say their Tucson Arizona Jeep Tour is a Mission by Design. You choose how you want your Jeep configured: doors or not, top off or on, soft or hard top, etc. Then choose your trip (mission!)
Which Mission? Romantic Ride to Mt. Lemmon/Star-lit Ride Down, Mt. Lemmon Mission, Backside of Mt. Lemmon, Redington Pass Mission, Wine & Chocolate Mission, Brewery Mission, Tombstone Mission, Bisbee/Coronado National Monument, Jeep Missions by Design (customize your own).
Pricing depending on chosen Mission - Missions take about 3 hours
For more details or to book a tour, call (520) 833-7325
A View of the Rincon Mountains by Redington Pass
HUMMER TOURS OF TUCSON - Take a climate-controlled, 4 wheel drive, Hummer H1, or Hummer H3 adventure in the Sonoran Desert. Their tours run from easy trails to quite challenging off-road experiences!
Open from 8am to 5pm every day
Choose from these 4 to 6 hour tours: Backside of Mt. Lemmon, Bull Springs Rd. (at the Santa Rita Mts.), Bull Springs Rd. with Arizona Winery, Bull Springs Rd. with Casino, Redington Pass
Pricing depends on chosen tour. Cash, travelers check, or credit card accepted.
For more details & to reserve a trip call: (520) 977-6615 or email - email@example.com
TRAIL DUST OFF-ROAD TOURS - Tour the Arizona Sonoran Desert in a 4 wheel drive Jeep with their knowledgeable, entertaining wrangler guides.
Try a 3-1/2 to 4 hour Desert Ecology Tour or a Sunset Tour.
APACHE TRAIL TOURS - Jeep tours take you 4-wheeling on the iconic Apache trail and Superstition Mountain area. View the beautiful Sonoran Desert terrain alongside the lakes created from the Salt River.
Take the 4x4 Tour into the Superstitions
Choose from 4x4 Adventures, Apache Trail, Gold Panning, or a Combination Jeep Tour
For ages 2 years & older. Bottled water included.
Experienced tour guides give you information about the area that will let you in on all its secrets! Jeeps fit 8 people.
Prices & timing varies per chosen trip. Received "Best of Apache Junction Award" 3 years; 2016 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
More details & reservations call (480) 982-7661 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
ARIZONA DESERT MOUNTAIN JEEP TOURS - Specialize in the Sonoran Desert surrounding the Scottsdale area.
Choose a Sonoran Desert Tour, Southwestern Cookout, or a Sunset Tour.
About a 3 hour 4 wheel drive ride in their Cowboy guided open-air jeeps. Team-building groups encouraged.
Price varies according to type of tour and trail chosen
Call or email for details - (800) 567-3619 or AZaware@msn.com
DESERT MONSTERS TOURS - Not exactly jeeps! But 4-wheel drive, unique ATV/UTV off-road 2-seaters that you drive yourself!
2 to 2-1/2 Hour long guided tour from the trail-head takes you through 30 to 40 miles of fantastic Tonto National Forest scenery
Start at 9 am or 12 noon, or sunset tour at designated time - snack & bottled water included in price. Closed Sundays.
Vehicles are automatic late model CAN-AM Maverick Trail 800 ATV/UTV, easy to drive - they will instruct
Must be a (valid) licensed driver to drive it - minimum age recommended to go: 5 years old
Contributes 1% of sales to Natural Restorations, a local group removing trash & graffiti from AZ National Forest & Wilderness areas. 2018 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
For more info - call (866) 777-1950 or email: email@example.com
Jeep Tours in the Arizona Mountains
The Amazing Look of Antelope Canyon
ANTELOPE CANYON & HORSESHOE BEND TOUR - From Grand Canyon Adventures out of Flagstaff, AZ. They pick you up at your Flagstaff hotel. Spend the day in a comfort jeep-style vehicle touring these quintessential Arizona geographical features.
1st you visit Antelope Canyon, a magnificent slot canyon. Next is the Glen Canyon Visitor Center, for the picnic lunch with great views of Lake Powell. Afterwards it's on to the Horseshoe Bend overlook, with views of the Colorado River that can't be beat!
Pick-up is about 8 am, trip returns you about 6 pm. All is included: entrance fees, transportation, lunch, refreshments, snack, guided tour.
Hikes of 1/4 mile and a 3/4 mile hike are involved. For more details & to book your trip - call (928) 440-5079 7am to 7pm or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Four Peaks in the Tonto National Forest
FOUR PEAKS ADVENTURE - From Carefree Jeep Tours. Bordering Gila & Maricopa Counties, you venture into the Mazatzal Mountains. Along the way you have the scenery range of five climate zones, with stops for breaks and photo shoots. Finally you reach over 6000 feet in elevation - with views of the peaks that are as high as 7,657′!
Tours guided by proficient, experienced locals who explain the area's traditions, history of area Native Americans & the related archival aspects. Help you identify the endemic plants and animals
They use commercially insured jeeps and custom off-road vehicles. They're a Tonto National Forest permit holder.
Soft drinks and bottled water included. Customized tours available: dream the tour by your design and specifications.
For more details, pricing & to book a trip, call (480) 488-2466
WHITE MOUNTAINS ATV OR SXS RENTALS - An option for touring the beautiful White Mountains on your own is to rent a 4x4 Off-Highway Vehicle. One provider is in Show Low - called Show Low Motor Sports. An ideal spot to take your rental is to the Maverick Trail. Here's what you need to know:
Maverick Trail Marker
Show Low Motor Sports is at 1000 N Auto Mall Parkway, Show Low, AZ 85901. Call them at (928) 532-7433
Used by motorized trail bikes, ATVs & OHVs in summer, & snowmobiles & OHVs in winter
Most of the approximately 60 mile long trail is able to accommodate machines less than 50 inches wide.
It goes between Clay Springs & Pinetop-Lakeside. Five trail-heads are available, so as to vary your trip: Sky-Hi, Timber Mesa, Panorama Trailhead, Burton & Clay Springs. Download a map & more Forest Service Help - CLICK HERE>
The trail is marked with orange diamond-shaped markers, but the color is changing to brown.
SAN FRANCISCO PEAKS LOOP - The tallest mountain in the state is among these peaks, Humphrey's Peak. Its elevation is 12,635 ft. Take a scenic loop drive that circles these peaks. Although there's no Arizona Jeep Tour that takes you here - it's very easy to do it yourself. Here are some helpful details...
You begin by driving out of Flagstaff - to the Northeast. Total driving time takes about 2 hours - but there's plenty of places you'll want to stop along the way.
The scenes are open meadows, pine forest, aspen groves, rustic ranches & homesteads - much more!
The San Francisco Peaks, with Mt. Humphrey's
If you're into camping, you can make it an extended trip - take hikes, explore side roads, set up a primitive camp site along the way.
Forest Road 418 & 151 are gravel roads. Some areas are rough and rocky, where you need a high clearance vehicle. A 4 wheel drive is not essential, though.
The season opens in early May and closes again when winter weather begins.
To get all the details on this scenic drive - see the Coconino National Forest "Around the Peaks Loop" Page - Click Here>
If you'd feel more comfortable taking this Arizona Loop Tour in a Jeep or 4x4 - there are rentals in Northern AZ
Make Your Expedition Jeep Rentals - Sedona, AZ. Call (928) 451-2401
Check for Jeep or 4x4 car rentals via the Flagstaff airport
Jeep Tours for the Colorado River/Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON JEEP TOURS BY COBALT ESCAPES - Choose from 2 options: Inner Canyon or Sunset Safari. For further details & reservations call (888) 362-7580 or email: email@example.com
Inner Canyon Tour:
Start from Williams AZ at 8:45 am or Flagstaff hotel pick-up approx. 8 am
Ages 4 & older, scenic drive on Rt. 66 & then dirt road descending 4000' feet into Grand Canyon to Colorado River
Picnic lunch at riverside included. Available March 1 thru Nov. 30, Monday thru Saturday.
Painted Sky at Sunset Jeep Safari Tour:
Jeep guide pick-up at any Tusayan hotel at appropriate afternoon appointed time
Ride along a scenic road on the South rim with views into the Canyon, of the Colorado River, & of wildlife for 2-1/2 to 3 hours
Get to the best sunset viewing spot at the canyon - then return to the Tusayan & Lodge areas
A 4x4 Trip to Glen Canyon
JEEP LAKE POWELL - An Arizona Jeep Tour sourced out of Page AZ. Mark is your guide experienced with Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
Mountain Top Tour is the most popular: 3 hours on an exclusive scenic trail.
See unique toadstool rock formations and view from over 2000' above Lake Powell
They go to places where other tours don't, the scenic trails without crowds. Small group sizes.
They also own the Trip-Advisor 5-star rated Lake Powell Motel - for an easy stay while you tour
Closed December through February
For more info & reservations, call (480) 452-9895 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Native People of Arizona - Jeep Tours in Canyon de Chelly
An Unforgettable Navajo Guided 4x4 Tour of Canyon De Chelly
ARIZONA CANYON JEEP TOURS - Owned by Navajo (Diné), Deswood Yazzie, who grew up in Canyon de Chelly. The Canyon, called TSÉYI (pronounded sayYEE) by the Native People, means a place within a rock or canyon.
Three hour, Four hour, Six hour or Deluxe Tours available
Their terrific tour guides give you an up-close, educational and interactive experience, taking you to the Canyon floor.
Their outstanding trip helps you learn about Chelly's geology, the history and ancient cultures through the present day.
Pay by Cash, Credit Card or Travelers Checks
Get picked up via certain motels/campground or come to their location
For all the details (you can text or call Deswood at these numbers) or to reserve a tour call (928) 675-6126 or (928) 781-2113
TSÉYI JEEP TOURS - Bobby Vanwinkle grew up in Canyon de Chelly. So he's a very experienced (Diné) Guide who will personalize the area for you!
Choose a three-hour tour or a five-hour tour
Or tours can be customized to your own interests, with all kinds of options available
Vehicles used are flexible according to weather: open-top, enclosed, even Suburbans
For more details, to arrange/schedule your tour - call Bobby: (928) 674-3262 or (928) 313-4052 or email - email@example.com