SUNSET within the Sonoran Desert
Experience a world-famous Arizona sunset as our professional tour guides teach you about the Sonoran Desert flora, fauna, and Native American history. Our off-road Sunset Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour treks through rigorous and scenic desert trails that you simply otherwise wouldn't be ready to reach on your own. At sunset, we'll stop at our panoramic lookout point overlooking the historic Great Western Trail. because the sun goes down, the sky changes to a brilliant reminder of red, pink, orange, and purple. Against the backdrop of the terrain of the scenic Sonoran Desert , our Sunset Jeep Tour may be a truly remarkable experience.
For many people, the word “desert” conjures images of sand, rocks, and maybe the occasional cactus. Those conversant in the Sonoran Desert , however, know that our ecosystem is really the foremost biodiverse desert on earth. the mixture of elevation and our unique rainfall pattern leads to over 60 different mammals, 100 reptiles, approximately 400 species of birds, 1,000 species of bees, and quite 3500 species of plants, including the long-lasting Saguaro cactus, which may only be found within the Sonoran Desert . Stretching for over 120,000 square miles, the Sonoran Desert includes river, canyon and mountain habitats that support a huge number of species that have evolved and adapted to our particular combination of arid heat and diverse seasons, including intense summer, monsoon rains. Ask your professional guide to inform you more about the amazing biodiversity you'll see on one among our desert tours.
PERFECTLY PRESERVED HISTORY
Hidden within the Sonoran Desert you'll glimpse remnants of history that have shaped our culture, and are available to understand how humans have interacted with this unique climate and ecosystem for thousands of years. Ruins from diverse Native American cultures, preserved by our temperate seasons, show a glimpse of civilizations from the past. The mighty Saguaro cactus, which may live for many years, can show evidence of drought, forest fires, lightning strikes and even frost from years gone . As you enjoy the scenery from one among our rugged Jeeps, notice how our majestic and sometimes wild mountains, canyons and rock formations show a landscape shaped over time, dating back many million years to the Precambrian era.
Arizona has earned a well-deserved reputation for a few of the bluest skies and most stunning sunsets anywhere within the world. While our amazing sunsets are often (erroneously!) attributed to dust and other pollutants within the air, truth explanation is really quite the other . Our brilliant Arizona sunsets are the results of clean air, low moisture, and therefore the occasional cloud formation on the horizon. Wide-open expanses across the state means we've great air circulation, which helps to “scrub” the tropospheric pollutants – including humidity – from the Arizona sky, which otherwise would block or interfere with the visible wavelengths of sunshine . During the daytime, this leads to stunning blue skies. At dawn and dusk, when the wavelengths of sunshine are longer, you’ll enjoy vivid reds, orange, pinks and purples like nowhere else on earth. Our occasional cloud formations further scatter the colorful light rays, add visual interest, and make a vibrant backdrop of reflected light against the mountains and rocks of the desert landscape. And, science aside, we will guarantee you'll have many opportunities for stunning photos of the breath-taking Arizona skies while enjoying one among the award-winning tours.