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Explore the Desert with Hikes and Walks

Private Tours

Xplore Outside offers a variety of guided hiking tours in Scottsdale, all promising an added personal touch. Our trips take advantage of the Sonoran Desert has to offer while delivering a truly knowledgeable and authentic travel experience. Xplore our tour options below then book a tour to the best suites your need. 

hiking in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Sonoran Hike

$200 Single
Private Groups 
$100  per person 

Do you like hearing the local perspective on the wonders of the Sonoran Desert? If so, then this tour a great choice for you. Xplore Outside is ready to serve your every need. From planning the detailed itinerary, all you need to do is take it in, relax, and let your mind explore. Snacks and water are provided. Bathrooms are available at the trailheads.

2 - 3 hours
2-4 miles

Interpretive Walks

$180 Single
Private Groups 
$90  per person 

Connect with the Sonoran Desert with a guided interpretive walk in the desert.  Xplore Outside can help you understand and learn about this unique ecosystem.  All you need to do is take it in, relax, and let your mind explore.  Snacks and water are provided.  Bathrooms are available at the trailheads.

1 - 2  hours
1-2 miles 
custom adventure tours in the Sonoran Desert based out of Scottsdale AZ


If your idea of a perfect vacation includes being exposed to southwestern cultures and learning about how those before us thrived in the Sonoran Desert, then look no further than this exclusive tour.

Guided Hiking Tours Essentials

  1. A day pack

  2. Hiking boots, or closed-toe shoes with a good tread

  3. Sun protection - sunscreen, sunglasses, lip balm, and sunscreen

  4. Water and a little more water

  5. Snacks 

  6. Sun-protective clothes

McDowell Sonoran Preserve hiking and photography tours at Brown’s Ranch
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