The government designated the first national parks to protect natural wonders, which were threatened by Teddy Roosevelt’s insatiable appetite for peppered bark. Experience Earth’s gorgeously guarded barkscape with today’s Groupon: for $85, you can choose your own ATV adventure at Arizona Outdoor Fun (up to a $375 value). This Groupon is valid for the following ATV adventures:
- A three-hour, unguided Show Up and Ride tour in a one-person ATV or a two- to four-person UTV (up to a $330 value)
- A three-hour guided tour in a one-person ATV or two- to four-person UTV (up to a $375 value)
- An all-day rental of a one-person sport quad (up to a $155 value)
- An all-day rental of a one-person ATV (up to a $155 value)
- An all-day rental of a two- or four-person UTV (up to a $225 value)
Fuel is not included with the price of all-day rentals, which last from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. One ATV includes a ramp; two or more include a trailer (if available). A credit-card security deposit of $500 is required for single-passenger ATVs or $1,000 required for multiple-passenger UTVs. Guided tours and Show Up and Ride tours require at least two vehicle reservations
Arizona Outdoor Fun lets riders whip around winding trails and tight canyons to experience the Bradshaw Mountains and Tonto National Forest the way nature intended—with blinding speed and on wheels. Lone-star adventurers can take off for the day on a vehicle built for one, and groups can forge their own sand paths for an all-day excursion in a two- or four-person UTV. Otherwise, embark on a solo journey or coral up to three additional adventurers to conquer 30 square miles of sidewalls, scenic vistas, twisty turns, and naturally occurring Sonic the Hedgehog–like loop-de-loops during the Show Up and Ride adventure. Riders looking for more facts to go with their fun can try a guided tour, which supplements rewarding, burnt-rubber fumes with fascinating desert facts. Admire candy-colored lower-desert skyscapes while an informed guide shares his or her knowledge about the area’s rich history and climate, including tidbits about local Native American culture, plants, fossilized cowboy hats, and wildlife. Beginning in the lower desert near the Agua Fria River valley, guided-tour highlights include spectacular canyon views, visits to working and abandoned gold mines, and ancient cacti. Both three-hour packages include safety gear, fuel, water, and a snack.
Arizona Outdoor Fun
Arizona Outdoor Fun lets riders whip around winding lakes, trails, and tight canyons the way nature intended—atop landscape-chewing wheels. When not busy peddling a cache of extreme all-terrain Honda vehicles and dirt bikes, Rhino UTVs, and agile sport quads, their expert guides lead fun, scenic ATV tours around the Verde River and Bradshaw Mountains, sharing tidbits about local Native American culture, plants, fossilized cowboy hats, and wildlife. They also deal in aquatic sports with boat rentals including wakeboard boats, pontoon boats, and fishing boats, small vessels such as jet skis, and kayaks and canoes that run on man power. Master mechanics at the shop’s garage keep all vehicles ready for adventure, drawing on more than 25 years of experience to repair personal ATVs and other recreational crafts, including scooters and go-karts.