Sears-Kay Ancient Ruins Exploration Hike & Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour – $110 per person

$135 per person with transportation

The Sears-Kay ruins are an ancient defensive fortification occupied by the Hohokam tribe between 1050 and 1200 AD. Situated on top of a hill, the location provides a scenic, panoramic view of the Four Peaks, Superstition Mountains, Weaver’s Needle, and Pinnacle Peak.

The exploration hike is a 1.6 mile round trip on a trail that is easy for most hikers. On the way up to the ancient ruins, your tour guide will give a presentation on Sonoran desert flora and fauna. As you approach the ruins, the tour guide will give a brief history of the Hohokam people, providing context around the construction of the defensive fortification. After the tour guide finishes presenting the five ancient ruins, the group will be given time to take pictures before hiking back.

After the exploration hike, you will embark on a bumpy, off-road Sonoran desert Jeep tour through the scenic and rugged trails of the Tonto National Forest. Learn about Sonoran desert flora, fauna, and Native American history while trekking through Camp Creek Wash, the location of the historic Great Western Trail. The tour will end at the starting point. Set your course for adventure with Scottsdale’s premium Jeep tour.

Meeting location:

Village at Pinnacle Peak

8711 East Pinnacle Peak Road Suite F-103

Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Our Jeeps will be parked by the gas pumps of the Pinnacle Peak General Store.

Departure time:

8:00 AM

Duration: 2 hours

Intensity: Moderate physical activity, low vehicular intensity.

What to bring:

Hiking boots/shoes. Closed-toe boots/shoes.

Highly recommended items: Sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, and a personal water bottle. We will also provide complimentary water bottles.

Note: This activity does not include any off-road driving. The roads leading up to the Sears-Kay ruins are paved. For more information about our off-road desert Jeep Adventures, click here.


$110 per person

With Transportation: $135 per person