Trail Rating: 1-3 Departure Time: 11am Return Time: 5pm Months Offered: Year Round | Winter Closure Park Pass Required: No Meal: Pack Lunch & Drinks Bathroom: Yes
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Take a scenic drive with Private Jeep Excursions on the iconic Four Peaks off-road trail in the Tonto National Forest. The trail offers pristine views of the Mazatzal Mountains and Roosevelt Lake all while leading us through a very diverse desert landscape.

About The Jeep Tour
Take a private scenic drive up to the top of the iconic Four Peaks mountain range. Enjoy unhindered views of the valley below, beautiful Roosevelt Lake with a backdrop of the Salome Wilderness beyond. During this daytime trip we will travel up the front side of the mountain range. Stop and explore the summit vista points, eat lunch at one of the camp sites overlooking Roosevelt Lake. We will then travel down the back side of the mountain to view Roosevelt Lake up-close. We will travel over the Roosevelt Bridge and go to the bridge and dam vista points. We will finally enjoy the "dam" bathroom! There will be an opportunity if you like, to travel along some of the historic Apache Trail. There may be an opportunity to swim in the Upper Salt River surrounded by the beautiful cliff walls. We will then travel back on-road home through Tonto Basin community. You may choose to stop and enjoy a meal at one of the local family owned diners in town.

Bathrooms - There are bathrooms available during this trip once we reach Roosevelt Dam. However, you should bring TP, baby wipes, and hand sanitizer in case you need to make like a bear.

About Four Peaks
Four Peaks is a prominent landmark on the eastern skyline of Phoenix. Part of the Mazatzal Mountains, it is located in the Four Peaks Wilderness in the Tonto National Forest, 40 miles (64 km) east-northeast of Phoenix. In winter, Four Peaks offers much of the Phoenix metro area a view of snow-covered peaks. Four Peaks is also the site of an the rarest amethyst mine in the world.

The name Four Peaks is a reference to the four distinct peaks of a north–south ridge forming the Massif's summit. The northernmost peak is named Brown's Peak and is the tallest of the four at 7,659 feet (2,334 m). It is the highest point in all of Maricopa County.

Four Peaks Weather

Four Peaks Daytime Tour




Time to Hit the Road!

11:00am Depart Fountain Hills or from your Hotel. Pack a food for your lunch, snacks, drinks (must have a cover).

Travel On-Road

Head to the Four Peaks Wilderness

Travel on-road for 25 minutes to the entrance of the Four Peaks Wilderness trail (Cline Cabin Rd.)

Travel Off-Road

Travel Up Four Peaks

Travel off-road 18.3 miles for about 1 1/2 hours to reach the top vista point of Four Peaks.


Lunch at the Top of Four Peaks

I will setup a table and chairs for you to enjoy your packed lunch and drinks as we enjoy the views overlooking Roosevelt Lake and the valley below at the top of Four Peaks.

Roosevelt Lake, Bridge, & Dam

Stop at the Roosevelt Bridge and Dam Vista Points

After we finish descending down the back side of Four Peaks, we will travel to Roosevelt Lake, cross over the bridge, and stop of the bridge and dam vista points. It will be time for the "Dam" bathroom! The "Dam" bathroom is 21.7 miles from the top of Four Peaks.

Historic Apache Trail

Travel Down a Short Section of the Apache Trail

You may choose to travel down a short off-road section of the beautiful Apache Trail. This section runs right next to the Upper Salt River and surrounded by picturesque cliffs along our way. (There may be an opportunity to swim in the river. You may with to bring bathing suits and a change of cloths.)

Travel Back Home

Return to Fountain Hills or Your Hotel

After visiting the lake, bridge, and dam, we will begin our journey back home to Fountain Hills or your hotel. We will travel on-road passing through the Tonto Basic community. You may choose to stop at one of the local restaurants or small cafes for dinner. The drive back will take about 1 1/2 hours.

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Travel Policy

  1. Those who have current back or neck injuries will not be permitted to travel.
  2. If you are pregnant you are not permitted to travel.
  3. All younger passengers must be of age to fit in a regular seat. No car seats are allowed.
  4. Pets are not allowed.
  5. Prohibited Items: firearms, weapons of any kind, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or any drugs.

What to Bring

  1. Food: You may bring a cooler for food, snacks, and drinks to enjoy during your trip.
  2. Drinks: All drinks must have a top that you can close to avoid spilling while on bumpy off-road trails.
  3. What to Wear: You should bring a jacket, sweater, or rain jacket as higher elevations will be colder and windy or in case of rain and you decide to hike.
  4. Hiking: If your tour includes a formal hike, please read my Hiking Essentials guide to learn how to pack for hiking.
  5. Swimming: If your tour requires swimming or a water hike, you will need to bring a bathing suit, water shoes, towel, and change of clothes and footwear.
  6. Medications: If you are taking any medications, be sure to bring them with you that you may require within a half-day’s time.

Cancellation Policy

  • Private Jeep Excursions has a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to receive a refund. Cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance will not be refunded.

Rescheduling and Weather Policy

  1. You may reschedule your trip up to 48 hours in advance to book a new date with no additional charge. You can not reschedule on the same date of your trip. You will need to pay a rescheduling late fee in this case.
  2. PJE will not travel during dangerous storms and severe bad weather. Your tour may need to be rescheduled if mother nature is angry on your trip date.
  3. Rainfall is often very short and may offer the chance for you to see trail-side waterfalls. Your trip will continue as planned.
  4. PJE reserves the right to modify, shorten, or cancel any tour to prevent damage to trails or avoid unsafe conditions.
  5. Severe Weather: If severe weather makes it so you have to cancel your trip prior to your departure, PJE will issue you a full refund.