The desert is more than a home to Off Roads Jeep Adventures. It’s a home to everyone in the Scottsdale area. It’s directly responsible for our lifestyle, as well as the abundant natural beauty that we can take advantage of in, and around, town. It provides our people with plenty of activities, opportunities to explore, and little pieces of history that enrich our culture as well as the land.
There’s a reason that everyone who visits Arizona is convinced that our deserts are full of secret magics: It’s because they are. Though it deceives the eye, the Sonoran is home to a rich and unreplicated biome. It’s filled with astonishing biodiversity and is a completely unique habitat that can only be found here. That’s why it makes the perfect backdrop for adventures!
However, many have underestimated the desert. Indeed, while it looks almost barren and non-descript, it’s incredibly easy to get lost out there. While it’s not the same as getting lost in any other national forest, where you’d be pressed on all sides with trees and wouldn't be able to find a high point to get back. It is, instead, disorientating and hazardous in a way that’s only matched by the other vast deserts in the world. In fact, lost tourists and the danger of the Sonoran National Park is the reason that Off Roads Jeep Adventures began in the first place.
When Off Roads Jeep Adventures says we care about the conservation and safety of the Sonoran desert, we don’t mean it in the way that other companies mean it. It’s not a marketing ploy, it’s the very beginnings of our company and the reason we exist.
Back in the 1970s, Scottsdale’s tourist industry was just getting warmed up, but it was facing major bumps in the road: some of the people coming to Scottsdale weren’t going back home. Instead, they were wandering into the Sonoran National Park and never being found again. The local officials had enough, so they hired a local Native American to start going out into the desert and tracking the lost tourists. From that project, the idea for Off Road Jeep Adventures was born. Why not create a way for tourists to experience the full beauty of the Sonoran desert without endangering themselves in the environment itself?
Thus, our roots in both adventure and the conservation of our national park are rooted in the history of our town and the promise of adventure that the desert has always offered.
In our opinion, there’s no desert on earth that can match the Sonoran in natural beauty. Endless stretches of green cacti, sand underfoot, and craggy hilltops make this place we love so well into a remarkable location to witness natural beauty first-hand. But it’s also home to hundreds of completely unique species and it’s one of the few wild areas where you can see these animals and plants interacting within the environment.
The Off Road Jeep Adventures experience is as much about learning about the desert as it is about experiencing the true glory of this landscape. We’re passionate about ensuring that the Sonoran desert and all of its history is here for years to come. We want to be able to show the desert to our children and grandchildren so they can truly appreciate the story of Scottsdale and their community. And that’s why we work so hard to ensure that while our four-wheeling adventures are loads of fun, they’re also not disturbing the environment we hold dear.
It’s a common misconception that four-wheeling destroys the environment you do it in, but not if you’re smart about it and know what you’re doing. There are designated trails that are carefully kept for that sole reason: four-wheeling. Off Road Jeep Adventures utilizes a wide variety of designated trails to show the desert to newcomers and locals alike. We even switch throughout different trails to avoid wearing them down too much or scaring off frequent wildlife from the area.
Our passion for our desert is why our rides aren’t just a classic desert adventure, they’re educational too. As per our founder’s wishes, we’re here to educate people about the desert, not just show off its extreme natural beauty. We’re sure to tread lightly everywhere we go so that we can show you the animals and species that interact in this natural habitat in all their glory. You might get to catch a glimpse of javelinas feeding on prickly pear fruit, or you might get to see amazing examples of some of the strange flora and fauna that the desert is host to. We’ll show you how to glimpse evidence of life beneath layers of what seems to be only sand and dirt, but is actually a rich and beautiful ecosystem. It’s more than a Jeep adventure, it’s an opportunity to get to know the desert more intimately and through a conservationist’s lens.
Experience breathtaking scenery and a rigorous off-road excursion through steep slopes, narrow corridors, and rough terrain. Choose a daytime, sunset, or an evening night vision goggle excursion.
Come shoot from our armory! No experience necessary. Choose from a selection of popular military and law enforcement firearms to shoot at our certified range. Our certified range safety officers will teach you shooting basics and will supervise you through shooting drills and target practice.