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Hike Through History of the Hohokam

guided hike

Hike Through History of the Hohokam

Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Hike Through History of the Hohokam

guided hike

Hike Through History of the Hohokam

Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Our entire hike from start to finish takes place on our private property location. This hike is fully private, just you (or your group) and our guide. We will meet you in the parking lot and provide restroom break, information about our hike and snacks/water. We will hike from the parking lot up past the lower canyon heading to the upper canyon. This can take 30min to about an hour taking breaks to take pictures and point out interesting things about the Sonoran desert. Once in the upper canyon there will be ample time to view the rock drawings, take pictures and learn about the history and influence of the Hohokam people. Once everyone has enjoyed the upper canyon your guide will lead everyone down a different trail heading back towards the parking lot. This trail has the best views of the entire Valley of the Sun. About 45 minutes down the canyon back to the parking lot.

Your host

Learn more about Josh

Josh

I am a lead guide at Rappel Arizona, a local Rappelling and Rock Climbing guide service in Phoenix, Arizona at the base of South Mountain. We operate on a 300 acre private property location that has a beautiful canyon with tall rock walls for climbing and rappelling and an upper canyon with shorter walls that are covered with over 200 petroglyphic rock drawings from the Native American Hohokam peoples. The hike from the lower canyon to the upper canyon is a special one gaining elevation with amazing views of the valley of the sun as well as Sonoran desert plants and wildlife. My favorite part about this amazing hike and the ancient rock drawings is all this beautiful scenery and connection to Native peoples is right here in the middle of town! The upper canyon leaves the big city views and provides a peaceful setting and cultural exp.

What's included

Food
Basic snacks for our hikers.
Drinks
Bottle water for our hikers.
Equipment
Hiking poles available upon request. Limited supplies depending on group size, please inquire ahead of hike.

Where you'll be

Our Ancient Arts hike takes place on private property within South Mountain Park in Phoenix, Arizona. Our goal is the upper canyon that has over 200 petroglyphic drawings to view. Our hike includes professional and knowledgeable guide about the Sonoran desert and the Hohokam people that left many different types of ancient drawings on the dark granite boulders and rock walls in the upper canyon.

Activity advisory

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. We do hike up and down hill and the trail is rocky.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Camera/phone

More tips

Please be aware of the weather when booking. This is a Sonoran desert hike that is outside in the sun. Please bring extra water, hat, sunglasses and anything else you need to protect yourself from the sun and heat (during the warmer months)

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Josh
Hike Through History of the Hohokam
New experience
£106/person
New experience
£106/person