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Half-Day Sonoran Desert Hiking Tour

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Scottsdale, United States
Half-Day Sonoran Desert Hiking Tour

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Spend some time exploring the Sonoran Desert with a guide. Learn about the plants and animals of the Phoenix area while you hike through the rocky landscape in the desert. The hikes are designed to suit a variety of fitness levels and abilities and are customized to accommodate the needs of each group.  
  • Most hikes will be on a trail in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve
  • Different hikes/trails/meeting spots can be arranged as needed
  • Early morning departures keep you out of the afternoon heat
  • Learn about the geology, history and wildlife of the desert
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Bottled water
Snacks
Professional safety-certified guide (1:8 guide to guest ratio)
Clothing – Comfortable, weather appropriate athletic clothing – shorts and a t-shirt, long sleeves are recommended on cooler mornings.
Shoes – Close-toed athletic shoes (sneakers)
Sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, lip balm, medications, hat, etc.
Guide gratuities are optional, but appreciated.
Lost Dog Wash Trailhead , 12601 N 124th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • If you are a solo traveler and would like to be added on to a pre-formed group for this tour, please mention this upon booking.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY REI Co-op Experiences
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Half-Day Sonoran Desert Hiking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Sonoran Desert Hiking Tour.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Half-Day Sonoran Desert Hiking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Sonoran Desert Hiking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Half-Day Sonoran Desert Hiking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Sonoran Desert Hiking Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half-Day Sonoran Desert Hiking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Sonoran Desert Hiking Tour.

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Mother, Daughter Trip!
phyllis_E
, May 2022
Hiking tour through the desert 🏜 with my daughter. Learning more information about desert 🌵 life in Arizona.
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Steve was excellent and...
John_M
, Mar 2022
Steve was excellent and showed us many plants etc. we even encountered a rattlesnake. It was a wonderful experience
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Great Guide
David_B
, Dec 2021
Bob was an excellent guide and we learned so much about the desert life. It was fantastic! It was like being in an outdoor museum!
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The guide was extremely knowledgeable and really cool. Enjoyed myself,
Natasha_A
, Apr 2021
The entire hike was great, conversation with the guide ( terrible with names)views, trail and all. I will definitely recommend to friends
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Perfecto
Erika_B
, Mar 2021
Kathy was a great tour guide. She gave us history had Trivia and made the hike so much more enjoyable!

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