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Epic AZ Hike w/ Experienced Guides

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 127 reviews.Phoenix, United States

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Experience hosted by Christopher

2 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

Join Chip and Chris on a two to three-hour, expertly led hike of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. We have two hikes available to you; easy/moderate and difficult, depending on your experience and comfort level.

Enjoy the beauty of your surroundings as we recount the history of Arizona. Discover some of the Preserve's hidden gems, like old granite mine shafts that tell stories of the gold rush during the mid 1800s or wild desert flowers that only grow on particular and hidden slopes of the mountain. There will also be plenty of opportunity for great photos and spectacular views.

These hikes can be customized for all levels of fitness and hiking ability. Our guides are trained and educated in Wilderness First Aid and CPR.
Join Chip and Chris on a two to three-hour, expertly led hike of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. We have two hikes available to you; easy/moderate and difficult, depending on your experience and comfort level.

Enjoy the beauty of your surroundings as we recount the history of Arizona. Discover some of the Preserve's hidden gems, like old granite mine shafts that tell stories of the gold rush during the mid 1800s or wild desert flowers…

Christopher's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Light snack options will be provided - we will do our best to accommodate a...
  • Drinks
    Water available for guests.
  • Equipment
    Guides will be equipped with necessary gear (packs, first aid, etc.) and ca...
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/ person
Fri, Oct 23
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
$27 per person
$27 per person
Fri, Oct 23
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
$27 per person
$27 per person
Sat, Oct 24
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
$27 per person
$27 per person

Meet your host, Christopher

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 127 Reviews
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Chris and Chip are professional hiking guides for most of the major luxury resorts in Phoenix; including the Waldorf Astoria Arizona Biltmore, OMNI Montelucia, and others. We have led hikes and expeditions for a combined 25 years and are certified NOLS Wilderness Medicine & First Responders.
We love our home, and our community - and most of all - we love sharing it with our guests, visitors and friends! We prefer the intimacy of a small group, but can accommodate larger parties or families if necessary.
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Where you'll be

We will be hiking in and around the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Attention will be focused on summiting the Piestewa Peak for experienced hikers, although beginner and moderate trails are available in the same area.

The Preserve is one of the state's two biggest parks of it's kind and the foothills and walking paths offer a variety of trails to enjoy.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 127 reviews.

Elizabeth
March 2020
Chip was an awesome guide! We had a great experience hiking and learning about the Phoenix area! Totally worth checking out especially if you've never been to Phoenix! I would do another hike again!
Leslie
March 2020
Our host was Chip and he was fantastic! He was prompt, knew his terrain and seemed to have a real love for what he does. It’s obvious he cares for the land and the animals and plants living there. My husband and I thought the hike was the perfect length of time and effort. It was what was advertised and more. Great price, well worth it, would strongly recommend this experience to anyone! I learned a lot of new things about cactus plants and wildlife in the area that I didn’t know prior to the hike.
Our host was Chip and he was fantastic! He was prompt, knew his terrain and seemed to have a real love for what he does. It’s obvious he cares for the land and the animals and plan…
Tessa
March 2020
We went on the hike with Chris and Chip as part of my bachelorette and it was truly a highlight! The preserve is gorgeous and we enjoyed not having to worry about which way to go (all of us were from out of town). Chris and Chip pointed out neat species of cacti and helped us learn about the area. You won't regret booking this experience!
We went on the hike with Chris and Chip as part of my bachelorette and it was truly a highlight! The preserve is gorgeous and we enjoyed not having to worry about which way to go (…
Rachel
February 2020
This really was an epic hike! As a solo female, I was a bit nervous about going, but Chris made me feel comfortable right away. He is really knowledgeable about the flora and fauna and shared a lot of interesting information about Phoenix in general and interesting stories about himself as well. The hike was the perfect pace, length and had spectacular views! Amazing! We saw quail and cottontail rabbits too and got back with perfect timing for a spectacular sunset. Epic!
This really was an epic hike! As a solo female, I was a bit nervous about going, but Chris made me feel comfortable right away. He is really knowledgeable about the flora and fauna…
Kathleen
February 2020
Chris was fun and tailored the hike to what we were interested in. Really went the extra mile making sure we had a great experience!
Tracy
February 2020
We hiked the Phoenix Mountain Preserve with Chris and Chip on February 21, 2020. It couldn’t have been a better experience for my group of 9 women celebrating my 60th birthday. The meeting instructions were clear. Chris and Chip were great - friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating. The hike was beautiful - got our heart rate up but not too strenuous. It didn’t hurt that the weather was perfect too. Highly recommend!
We hiked the Phoenix Mountain Preserve with Chris and Chip on February 21, 2020. It couldn’t have been a better experience for my group of 9 women celebrating my 60th birthday. The…

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Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

More tips

Please let our guides know your hiking experience and general fitness level, so that we can customize your trail and hiking tour accordingly!

What to bring

Proper hiking attire

Appropriate footwear.