Sunset hike in the desert

Phoenix, United States

Experience hosted by Paul

60 mins, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 20.

What you'll do

I've planned this hike to help you experience a spectacular sunset in the desert right in the middle of Phoenix.
We'll meet up at a lightly traveled trailhead in North Phoenix and take a few minutes to get acquainted.
Next, we'll head out into the desert on a wide, gently sloped trail with spectacular views of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve.
Along the way, I'll teach you some cool stuff about the desert landscape in Phoenix.
We'll make our way up to a higher point to watch a gorgeous Arizona sunset. Before it gets too dark, we'll head back to the starting point and go our separate ways.
I've planned this hike to help you experience a spectacular sunset in the desert right in the middle of Phoenix.
We'll meet up at a lightly traveled trailhead in North Phoenix and take a few minutes to get acquainted.
Next, we'll head out into the desert on a wide, gently sloped trail with spectacular views of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve.
Along the way, I'll teach you some cool stuff about the desert landscape in Phoenix.

Meet your host, Paul

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 85 Reviews
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Shortly after I moved to Phoenix in 2012, it became evident why this region is nicknamed the Valley of the Sun. With over 300 days of sunshine each year, the sunsets are always stunning. Watching the sun go down has become one of my favorite activities. On this hike, I'll guide you to one of the best places in the city to experience the sunset.
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$37 per person
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Where you'll be

We'll meet up at a lightly traveled trailhead in a quiet, north Phoenix neighborhood and head into the Phoenix Mountains Preserve from here.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 85 reviews.

Sherry
September 2021
We had a private hike with Paul - he was great. I have a problem with my knee, so he took us up the mountain the longer lower path to the top of the mountain. He had the know how about all the plants and the surrounding areas, as well as the sunset. He was able to take amazing pics of us and the sunset.
Connie
September 2021
I highly recommend this tour! Paul went above and beyond my expectations even down to helping me get my Uber!!! Paul was great in leading us to the top while pointing out some interesting things about the area, the locals, the history etc. He brought flashlights to ensure our safety after sunset and to check for critters. He didn’t rush us and gave us rest breaks to catch our breaths ❤️I loved everything about this experience! 💯
Kate
September 2021
Paul was amazing! He was very knowledgeable of the trail with all his experiences hiking this place for years. He also had a lot of amazing stories to share. He made sure we get the most experience we could get. We got lucky that it was a full moon night when we hiked so he asked us if we’re interested to wait for the moon to show up. It was surely an amazing experience! The sunset and the full moon in one hike. Would def recommend Paul even if you’re not a pro hiker (I’m not a big hiker myself). He also was ready with flashlights to lend us for our way back down.
Alysse
September 2021
I would highly recommend this experience to anyone! Paul was an amazing hiking guide! The location he chose to hike was the perfect peak to watch the beautiful sunset. He would point out any wildlife along the trail and well known locations you could see from the view point to help give you a frame of reference for where you were. Paul was engaging during the entire hike and made it fun. He also made sure to explain the difficulty of the hike so you knew what you were in for while checking on you regularly to make sure you were doing well (the hike did have a moderate amount of incline at times, but definitely doable). Be sure to bring water! An amazing experience!
Esther
September 2021
Absolutely amazing hike and tour. Paul’s personality, patience and professionalism really made this experience magical. It surpassed every expectation I had. We even went to a restaurant he suggested post hike. 10 out of 10.
Angelena
September 2021
We cannot say enough good things about this experience! My boyfriend and I are not big hikers so if you’re nervous you’re not gonna make it, don’t be afraid, go for it! Paul gives options along the way for easier or more challenging ways to go also. The views were absolutely breathtaking, pictures could never do it justice. The location is perfect if you’re staying in the city also. Paul made great conversation and educated us on Phoenix, the desert, and hiking in the west. We would be happy to do another hike with Paul in the future one day when we’re back out west!

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  • Mon., Sep. 27
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    $37 per person
  • Tue., Sep. 28
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    $37 per person
  • Thu., Sep. 30
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    $37 per person
  • Mon., Oct. 4
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    $37 per person
  • Tue., Oct. 5
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    $37 per person
  • Sat., Oct. 9
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    $37 per person
  • Sun., Oct. 10
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    $30 per person, previously $37
  • Mon., Oct. 11
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    This time is popular
    $30 per person, previously $37

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Closed-toed shoes with sturdy soles

Bottle of water