Full-Day Adventure Tours

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HikingKayakingMountain BikingRaftingRoad BikingStand Up Paddleboarding
ArizonaPhoenix, AZScottsdale, AZ
Tour Length
Full Day
Guide Type
Skill Level
All Levels

Trouble deciding which of REI’s outdoor activities in Phoenix sounds most fun? Pick two from our selection of guided adventure trips.

Our full-day guided adventures in Phoenix and Scottsdale are a great way to combine two activities into one exciting day of outdoor fun. Take advantage of cooler morning temperatures by hiking in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve or mountain biking through the desert at McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Our experienced guides will share their knowledge of the local flora and fauna, give you tips to improve your riding, and lead you down some of the best trails or singletrack in the Phoenix area.

After the morning’s exertion, break for a delicious lunch and then spend the afternoon rafting or kayaking on the Lower Salt River. Relax and float along, take a refreshing dip in the river and don’t forget to keep alert for glimpses of bald eagles and wild horses!

Everything went smoothly from booking on through to the end of our tour. Definitely a top notch company and look forward to future tours when we are back in the area.Past Guest

What's Included

Tour Price Includes

  • Professional safety-certified guide
  • 1:8 guide to guest ratio
  • Park entry fees
  • Lunch on the trail
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • All required equipment (bikes & helmets, rafts, kayaks, PFD)

What to Bring


Comfortable, weather appropriate athletic clothing – shorts and a t-shirt, long sleeves are recommended on cooler mornings. Guests who have biking specific shorts or jerseys are encouraged to wear them.


Close-toed athletic shoes (sneakers) for hiking and biking, sport sandals for the river, flip flops and bare feet not allowed.


Sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, lip balm, medications, hat, etc.

Upgrades + Additions

Hotel/Residence Pick Up

$175 per group – inquire over the phone

Private Tour

$200 per group. No other parties may add to your tour. We can schedule private tours any day of the week.

Optional upgrades, additions, and rentals subject to tax (8.05%).


  • 1 person $ 650 pp 650
  • 2-3 people $ 325 pp 325
  • 4 or more $ 260 pp 260
  • Groups of 13+ Call to inquire

Tours, rentals, and add-ons may be subject to sales tax at the local rate.

Days & Times

Tour Days

Tours run daily Monday – Sunday

Departure Times

Tours depart at 7am

There are so many things to do in Phoenix and Scottsdale and we offer a variety of these fun activities as ways to explore the desert. A full-day tour allows you to choose two activities to create your own desert adventure tour or to turn any single activity into a full-day guided tour.

One of the most important things to see in the Phoenix area is the giant saguaro cactus. Enjoy one of our hiking or biking tours to get the best views of this unique and iconic feature of the desert. Choose mountain biking, road biking, hiking, or a casual bike tour to make the most of your desert sightseeing.

Combine one of those land-based tours with a water activity and get the chance to visit one of the less-known Phoenix attractions, the Lower Salt River. REI offers rafting trips, kayaking tours, and even stand up paddle boarding on the lower Salt River east of the metro area.

Example Day Tour Combinations

  • Hike in the morning and kayak in the afternoon!
  • Mountain Bike in the early air and take a post-lunch raft trip down the Lower Salt River.
  • Love bikes of all kinds? Get your road riding in early, stop for lunch, then head out to the park and pedal some sweet singletrack!

This is operated under permit of Desert Voyagers in the Tonto National Forest.