During this Jeep tour we will drive through a beautiful portion of the Superstition Mountains known as Mountain Mountain. We will explore Arizona’s oldest and largest botanical garden. We will visit a mine and hunt for Apache Tears, said to heal grief and give protection.
Mt. Peeley is at an elevation of 7030 feet. The panoramic views during the drive are spectacular as you drive through the Mazatzal Mountains. The sunset coming down the mountain are simply breathtaking! There is the option to hike to the summit.
The top of Mt. Ord is a great spot for sunset watching and offers excellent stargazing and astronomy photography. There are breathtaking panoramic views of both the Mogollon Rim and Roosevelt Lake. This drive is ideal for out-of-town visitors on the go or in-laws in need of entertainment.
Take a trip with Private Jeep Excursions to explore the majestic Mogollon Rim, Promontory Butte, Rim Lakes, and other historic attractions on the plateau. The Mogollon Rim is a geological feature 200 miles long cutting across the state of Arizona. During this scenic drive atop the rim we will stop at a number of overlook vista points to take in the expansive sights. Often seen are family of Elk grazing along the rim. The sunsets up on the rim are breathtaking! We will also explore one of the more remote rim lakes. At this elevation you will enjoy temperatures 20 to 30 degrees cooler than the Phoenix area.
Secret Canyon hiking trail lies within the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. This is a wide valley surrounded on three sides by high red cliffs split by many deep, hidden canyons. This canyon is similar to the West Fork of Oak Creek as it is quite steep, densely wooded and contains a permanent stream with pools and waterfalls with some confined passageways. Secret Canyon is much less traveled so offers more tranquility.
Aztec Peak is a fire lookout at an elevation of 7,694 ft above the sea level, located in the Tonto National Forest, in central Arizona. It’s the highest point of the Sierra Ancha Wilderness region. This off-road trail twist and turns up through beautiful forests and canyons. It takes you to the top of the Workman Creek Falls. At the summit there is a watchtower you can climb up (seasonal) giving you stunning views from the vista point atop of Aztec Peak. There are many side trails and hikes to explore within the Sierra Ancha Wilderness region.
The Horseshoe Dam is just 25 miles outside the beautiful town of Cave Creek. The dam is 1,500 feet long, 144 feet high. This dam is unique because there is a walking path which allows you to get behind the water flowing over the dam. You can get very close to the water below the dam which cascades down into a beautiful multi-tiered waterfall flowing over large rocks. The views are stunningly beautiful when there is a release of water happening. Just below Horseshoe Dam is some of Arizona’s best fishing.
Join us on a hike down into Cottonwood Canyon to explore the fascinating petroglyphs left behind by the Hohokam Indians. Discover their images of spirals, lizards, animals, and human figures.
Schnebly Hill Road is one of the most beautiful drives in Sedona, Arizona. It’s a steep, very bumpy, and wonderfully scenic drive that drops more than 2,000 feet from a wooded mesa into the wonderland of Sedona’s Red Rock canyons.
During the Coal Mine Canyon Day Trip we will first visit a field of lava at the base of the Sunset Crater Volcano. We will then visit the Wupatki Indian Ruins. Then we will visit the beautiful Coal Mine Canyon at the edge of the Painted Desert. Fewer than a couple hundred visitors each year see the amazingly colorful formations that line the upper end of the ravine.