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4-Hour Arizona Desert Guided Historic Backcountry Tour by UTV

  • Explore the abandoned buildings of a ghost town visited by few tourists

  • Learn the history of Arizona’s indigenous people and how they lived

  • You may encounter wildlife like coyotes, bobcats, quail, or rattlesnakes
4-Hour Arizona Desert Guided Historic Backcountry Tour by UTV
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Take a trip back in time on the wheels of a side by side UTV. This tour will ride through the Sonoran Desert giving you a look at the towering saguaro cacti, wildlife, and miles and miles of unbroken desert in the Bradshaw Mountains. This approximately 4-hour tour takes you on a quest to the ghost town of Tip Top, once the largest mining town in Arizona.  

What to Expect
The guided UTV tour begins approximately 45 minutes north of Phoenix in the Sonoran desert near the Agua Fria River Valley. This area, amidst the beautiful Bradshaw Mountains, is perfect for off-roading. There are creek crossings and places for wash riding, as well as gorgeous views of the Arizona landscape. Visit remnants of the old ghost town of Tip Top and hear stories about the Native Americans who once farmed, hunted, and thrived in this unforgiving desert. Said to be one of the richest gold-filled mountains in the US, the Bradshaw Mountains are the perfect backdrop for our trek to rediscover the history of the area and what it was like to inhabit this rugged yet stunning landscape. The scenery and history of this region will leave you breathless!
Reviews (7)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed October 24, 2018
Awesome 4 hour guided UTV tour

We had a wonderful tour with Gino. He was very knowledgeable about the desert and about Tip Top. Our tour was very adventurous and so much fun! It has definitely been a high light of our trip!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KimberlyC1474
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile
Awesome trip

Gino was a wonderful guide and really made the trip to Tip Top enjoyable. He was very informative and educated us on the desert plants as well as Tip Top. He had historical photos and made an effort to help us visualize what the mine...More

1  Thank Mary K
Joseph H, Owner at Arizona Outdoor Fun, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Thank you for this great review of your 4 Hour tour with Gino! He loves visiting the old ghost mining town of Tip Top and sharing that history and beauty with guests. We appreciate your review and hope to have you back next time you...More

Reviewed April 4, 2018
We had a BLAST!

My wife, daughter (15) and I took the 4 hour guided ghost town tour and had an absolute blast. I highly recommend this. The trail was fairly challenging, and the scenery was stunning. Our guide Gino was fantastic. He literally was as excited to be...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank DW-BB2015
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile
Just amazing and fun

We had a party of 6 and decided to go 3 UTV’s with 2 each. My 65 year old stepfather and 67 year old mom in one vehicle, myself and 14 year old daughter in another, and my wife and 16 year old daughter in...More

Thank JohnS14699
Reviewed March 25, 2018
Authentic Desert Experience

Gino & Tyler were our guides. I'm really glad we did this when we were in town. This was a great experience for me and a few of my friends to really get a good look at the Arizona desert. The riding on the UTVs...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank reginaphalangepheebs
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