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Sunrise hiking tour in the sonoran desert in Scottsdale Arizona

Xplore Outside

Looking to enhance your next trip to the Valley of the Sun?  We invite you to learn, adventure and immerse yourself in the Sonoran Desert.  Xplore Outside with our half-day hikes through a saguaro forest, or climb a desert peak alongside our knowledgeable staff.  Photography tours can help you capture the desert at the right place, time and light throughout the year.  Come explore the rich beauty of the Sonoran Desert.  


We have traveled and explored the American Southwest and want to share the unique character of the desert with you.  We are local outfitters focused on a safe guest experience.

Are you looking for a family hike, interpretive walk, or stunning views while learning about the Sonoran Desert? We offer plenty of unique spots, come join a guided tour and get ready for an unforgettable experience!

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Xplore Outside Tours

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Sunrise trail summit hike in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Scottsdale AZ
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Experienced in planning custom adventure tours based in Arizona out of Scottsdale




Half Day Sunset hiking and photography tours in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Desert Scottsdale AZ

At Xplore Outside, we have a passion for the outdoors and a solid dedication to conserving public lands and wild places. Spending time outside and local volunteerism outside are ways to learn and appreciate the beauty of nature. We aim to encourage more people to join us in preserving these public lands and natural landscapes for all to enjoy.

"There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground"


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