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Stunning Sunrise or Sunset Guided Hiking Adventure in the Sonoran Desert

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The Sonoran Desert is one of the hottest deserts in the US, and unless you're experienced at making your way through the desert, going alone can be dangerous. Prebook this Sonoran Desert Sunrise or Sunset Guided Hiking Adventure and go with a guide who puts your safety first and customizes the adventure based on your experience and preferred skill level. Cold water, snacks, and sunscreen are included.
  • Hike the Sonoran Desert either at sunrise or sunset
  • Customize the hike to your mileage, terrain, and grade preferences
  • Choose a hiking skill level from easy to difficult to suit you
  • Ascend to a mountain viewpoint for a great view of the Phoenix Metro Area

What's Included

  • Backpacks
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Cold beverages following the hiking adventure
  • Sunscreen
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Starbucks
    3165 E Lincoln Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85016, USA

    Your Mad Desert Trekking guide will meet you at Starbucks, 3165 E. Lincoln Drive, Phoenix, near the trailhead to the Phoenix Mountains Preserve. Please use the parking lot to the west. Uber and Lyft offer convenient drop-off service at the Starbucks.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 Stunning Sunrise or Sunset Guided Hiking Adventure in the Sonoran Desert?

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
  • Face masks provided for travelers

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Stunning Sunrise or Sunset Guided Hiking Adventure in the Sonoran Desert?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Stunning Sunrise or Sunset Guided Hiking Adventure in the Sonoran Desert?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Stunning Sunrise or Sunset Guided Hiking Adventure in the Sonoran Desert?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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87 reviews
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It was a great hike. Ryan...
Gerald_Z, Feb 2022
It was a great hike. Ryan was very helpful and is also a great photographer! We caught an amazing sunset.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Truly Stunning and Memorable Sunset Hike
Sarah_H, Jul 2022
Our guide, Matt, made our hike an amazing experience! He has an extensive knowledge of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve including plant and animal life. He was genuinely enthusiastic in conversation with my son and I throughout the trip. He provided healthy snacks, drinks and cooling cloths. This was one incredibly memorable experience with my college aged son that I will cherish forever. I highly recommend this sunset hike to anyone!!
Sunday morning escape
Andrea_L, Mar 2022
It was a great experience to start the day with a hike and a sunrise. Jay, our guide, was friendly, profesional and he gave us info about the area and the flora. The hike is not difficult and is not in the middle of nowhere ( which we liked).
Great views
Michelle_H, Jul 2022
You are hiking up a mountain. Pretty steep areas. I wasn’t able to finish the hike but my teenager and husband did. They said it was awesome! Our guide was great too.
Had a wonderful...
thomashoffman, Mar 2022
Had a wonderful experience with our guide Matt. He was very knowledgeable, fun, and shared his love of hiking with our family. Would highly recommend this adventure and this guide.
A great hike
John_S, Mar 2022
It was a great hike, Matt was a great guide and very knowledgeable, I would recommend this to others.
Great time
Luisa_S, Aug 2022
The sunset was gorgeous! Matt is very knowledgeable and friendly! Bring good hiking shoes because the paths have a lot of rocks
1 traveler found this review helpful
Awesome Tour
Aprill_W, Jul 2022
Matt was a great tour guide! He had excellent communication skills and told us what to expect before and during the hike. He took great photos and was very knowledgeable about the area!
Morning meditation
Kameesha_S, Jan 2022
A beautiful way to start the day and see the city. Matt took the time to educate us on the landscape, geology, and botany of the area. No gear needed, Matt had everything for our use.
Stunning views on Sunset Hike
Lori_B, Apr 2022
My adult son and I had an AMAZING sunset hike with guide Matt. He was so knowledgeable with pointing out various things along the way. He was patient and engaged throughout the entire hike. The views were stunning and the hike itself was very manageable. This adventure is highly recommended and a must-see thing to do when visiting Phoenix.
Best hike ever!!
Stacey_P, Mar 2022
Amazing guide, amazing views….just amazing!!! Matt was super knowledgeable, super nice and an overall excellent guide!
Enjoyed the Hike - Ryan was a super guide very friendly
Jeanette_I, Mar 2022
I did this hike on my last night in Phoenix and I am so glad that I did. It was wonderful. Ryan our guide was fantastic. Such a pleasant person. There were two other couples and myself on the hike lead by Ryan. One thing to note is when you do this hike as a solo person its costs $195 not $125 as it is PP when you are booking for more than one. This is clear when you are booking. I just wondered why it was so much more when there were other people also on the hike. I still think it was worth it. And I would recommend this activity. My hiking abilities are moderate. (Remember to bring cash so you can tip your guide)
Chasing the sunset
Kieona_J, Aug 2022
it was a nice experience as the tour guide was knowledgeable of the information while on the walk. He made the experience worth coming back the next time I visit PHX. I enjoyed the hike and felt accomplished when I was able to look back up and look back at the accomplishment. I felt that I was able to see the city for what it is the depth that the mountain was.
Worth it!
Elaine_B, Apr 2022
Easy and beautiful hike. Our guide was very friendly but needed to educate himself a lot more about the terrain. Didn’t know our elevation 🤷‍♀️
Challenging hike, beautiful views, wonderful guide
Joseph_B, Apr 2022
Jennifer, our guide, was knowledgable, entertaining and focused on our safety throughout the hike. The views of Phoenix at sunrise from the mountain top were beautiful. Strongly recommend, but make sure you wear good hiking shoes.
perfect hike and pictures!
Zachary_S, Jul 2022
A perfect hike! It was so beautiful and our guide, Michael, was very helpful and provided alot of info! He also took amazing pics of us!
Great way to start a trip to Scottsdale
Shannon_T, Mar 2022
Laurel, my guide , was absolutely amazing . I learned about the local flora and saw a road runner and a havalina-yikes! Matt was exceptional at accommodating my needs . Kudos for a job well done!
Sunrise hike
Cynthia_T, May 2022
Ryan was and excellent guide and worked with us on our slow pace. The scenery is amazing Would highly recommend this hike.
Great sunset hike!
Jennifer_T, Mar 2022
Great sunset hike! This was our second time hiking with Matt, the first time as a couple and this time with our two children. He did a great job keeping our kids engaged and sharing information about the area, geology and plants that we would not have known about otherwise. Highly recommend!
Cousin Love
Shondra_S, Apr 2022
Watching the sunrise with your favorite cousins was as our souls awakening all on one accord!! The sun represented our personalities and love for one another…big, bright, and bold!!!


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