Arizona Outback Adventures (AOA), Scottsdale

4.8
Explore the American West with Arizona Outback Adventures (AOA), offering multi-day guided trips that can include activities like biking, hiking, rafting, kayaking, and more. The operator also runs a bike rental in Scottsdale, with hundreds of bikes available from major brands. Maps and trail info will be included with your rental. Ask the operator for a customized trip if you are looking for something special and personal--destinations can include the canyons of Utah and Arizona, Colorado's peak, sun-kissed coastlines of California, and more. Make Arizona Outback Adventures (AOA) a centerpiece of your Scottsdale vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Scottsdale trip itinerary maker website .
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  • The Staff at AOA are extremely knowledgeable and very friendly! We go down to Phoenix once or twice a year and each time we go, we rent bikes at AOA. They are always great to offer suggestions of new ...  more »
  • I called the Monday before Thanksgiving and was able to reserve a mountain bike for two days that week. It was simple to do. The pickup took a few minutes, and the return was also a breeze. I would re...  more »
  • I had such a great time out at the McDowell Preserve. Our guide was like a friend, mentor and guide all in one--she tailored the tour just to our needs and speed. I loved being out in the desert on a ...  more »
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  • I participated in the 5-day Grand Canyon Rim to Rim hike in June, 2018. It was a physically challenging, but very satisfying trip. I have previously participated in 9 guided hiking trips and 4 guided cycling trips, and our guide for this trip, Alex, was as good or better than any I've had. He fully supported the slowest members of the group (including me), but I believe also made sure the strongest and fastest were well cared for. His sparkling personality added to the fun of the trip. A wonderful experience.
  • My family just recently went on our first AOA hiking/camping trip through several National Park sites in southern Utah, and it completely exceeded our expectations. It was so nice having someone else doing all of the driving and organizing and navigating. Our guide was super knowledgeable and flexible, as well as a fantastic cook! The food was incredible!
  • I went on the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim hike with AOA and had a wonderful experience! It's well worth it to be able to leave the details and coordinating to them and not have to worry about it. Our guides, Gary and Will, were awesome - very knowledgeable, helpful and encouraging. By the end of the trip we all felt like we had made new friends. The hike itself was challenging to say the least, but so rewarding at the end and such a great experience. I will definitely be recommending AOA and going on more adventures with them in my future. Thank you!
  • Great experience. We did the kayaking river trip and it was a really beautiful ride. Our tour guide knew a lot about the area and was really great at answering our questions. Be aware that you will be taking a 30+ minute van ride out to the location from where you park for this adventure. Overall, we spent a little over an hour and a half on the water. There were some realitivly minor rapids at a few points, nothing terribly difficult. Definitely more of a casual adventure than an intense one.
  • We hiked the Grand Canyon from rim to rim with a few disabled veterans and gold star family members. We used AOA as our outfitters and guides to assist us with this expedition. Their expertise of preparing, planning, guiding and assisting us through all aspects of this expedition was amazing. They are a first class operation who really knows what they are doing, I would highly recommend them in the future. Special shout out to our guides, Megan and Josh!
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