Hiking and Mountain Biking During Summers in Phoenix

Hiking and Mountain Biking During Summers in Phoenix

 
Summer Hiking & Mtn Biking in Phoenix AZ
The Wild Bunch Desert Guides want to deliver your best-ever vacation adventure, and that means guiding you along the correct path every step of the way.
 
So, every year between June 1 and Oct. 1, the Wild Bunch join the entire Arizona adventure tour industry in adopting special summer hours.
 
The reason is simple. The summertime heat in the Valley of the Sun dangerously skyrockets to triple digits. Vigorous physical activities in those Sonoran Desert temperatures should be avoided.
 
So, to safeguard our guests from the risks of dehydration and even more severe heat-related illnesses, the Wild Bunch limits start times of guided hiking and mountain biking adventures during the heat of the Arizona summer.
 
That means for guided half-day hiking or mountain biking adventures (3-4 hours), whether going solo or in a group, the start time must be 6 a.m. -- with a 5:30 a.m. pickup.
 
For 90-minute to 2-hour guided hiking or mountain biking, whether going solo or in a group, the LATEST start time is a 7 a.m. "meet at the trail" option. The LATEST pickup time is 6:30 a.m.
 
The hiking or mountain biking tours are certainly welcome to start earlier if desired to help avoid the heat.
 
Starting early enough to witness a gorgeous Arizona sunrise is an accommodation the Wild Bunch can make -- just understand that any pickups are half-an-hour before any adventure start time.
 
Otherwise, these special summer start times are NON-NEGOTIABLE for later in the day because the temperatures normally become too hot after 10 a.m.
 
Sunset tour options are limited as well and completely dependent on any pottery kiln-level temperatures. Please call (602) 663-0842 for possible Sunset tour meeting times.

For Camelback Mountain hiking, that means start times of 6 a.m. (online) or earlier (if guests call direct to 602-663-0842) from Monday to Friday.
 
Any Camelback Mountain hiking on weekends (Saturday or Sunday) requires a call to book (602-663-0842) due to the popularity.

There are no "2X The Fun" hiking and mountain biking combo tours available, because that experience cannot start early enough to avoid the treacherous heat after 10 a.m.

Click here for hiking-only options June 1 to Oct. 1
Click here for mountain biking-only options June 1 to Oct. 1.
 
The 2X The Fun" combo experience returns Oct. 2.

For more details about Arizona's summertime conditions, please read our "Beat the Heat" Blog.

 

Back to Top  Contact Us

Summer Tours on SALE!

Use code SUMMER21 when checking out online to get a 15% discount on your tour.
 

Summer Hours

Summer is here and that brings special hours for tours. Click here for details.

Summer in Phoenix - Hiking & Mtn Biking Tours

Recent Blog Posts


Phoenix hiking tours: Vacation destination

Phoenix hiking tours: Hot times, cool thoughts

Phoenix hiking best adventure for group outings

Phoenix Adventure Tours salute our heroes
View all Blog Posts

Featured Reviews

We had a wonderful time with Rebel and Paul! They were both very informative and had some great stories. Just a ton of fun!

- Angie J.

SO MUCH FUN!! We are road cyclists and were a little concerned about our first mountain biking adventure. Our guide, Paul, did a fabulous job of easing us into it! Then he customized our 2-hour-plus adventure as we became more comfortable with the trails. The views and trails were quite memorable. If we come back to this area, we’ll definitely do another tour with Wild Bunch!

- Osuvets L.

See All Reviews