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 customize your own ATV adventure at Arizona Outdoor Fun Rentals (up to a $375 value). Try the Show Up and Ride tour option (up to $350) to rev through the desert solo or opt for a scenic guided tour (up to $375) if you favor more instruction. You can also use your Groupon for an all-day ATV or UTV rental from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (up to $195 value, does not include fuel). Arizona Outdoor Fun Rentals features one-, two-, three-, and four-person vehicles for these two options, and only one Groupon per vehicle is required. A security deposit of $500 is required for single-passenger ATVs and a security deposit of $1,000 is required for multiple-passenger UTVs.
Whip around winding trails and tight canyons to experience the Tonto National Forest the way nature intended—with blinding speed and on wheels. Rustle up a friend and conquer 30 square miles of sidewalls, scenic vistas, twisty turns, and naturally occurring Sonic the Hedgehog–like loop-de-loops. If you’re looking for more fun facts to go with your fun, the guided tour supplements rewarding, burnt-rubber fumes with edu-tainment. Admire candy-colored, lower-desert skyscapes while an informed guide shares his or her knowledge about the area’s rich history, climate, and plant 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.