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Current Available Tours
Elephant Butte is the smoothest of our three standard tours and has the most water, affording the most generous opportunities to see Arizona desert critters in daylight. Elephant Butte Tour runs through State lease land and relatively few other travelers are spotted there.
This tour is the smoothest of the three offered but that doesn’t mean it’s not a little rough at times. Still, this canyon is narrow and has some interesting rock formations along with the desert flora and fauna.
Tues/ Thurs/ Sat - 1:00 pm
Sunday - 9:00 am
The most rugged and thrilling of our standard tours, it starts with a cruise through peaceful state lease land with cattle grazing, in season, and lots of rabbits, quail, squirrels and other desert critters. The variety of cacti and other indigenous plant life is abundant along this route.
Once we reach the abandoned mine site, your HumVee will make an abrupt left-hand turn and climb a steep and rocky hillside, climbing almost 800 feet in elevation. Our turn-around point will be overlooking the entire east-valley and other cities to the south. The summit provides spectacular views of the valley below.
Not for the faint of heart, this climb is rough, bumpy and very steep, but the rewards of the mountain-top view are worth the effort.
Sun/ Mon/ Wed/ Fri - 1:00 pm
Tues/ Thurs/ Sat - 9:00 am
Our newest tour starts near Florence on Diversion Dam Road. Now you can tour the Box Canyon in the comfort of a True HumVee.
This adventure does not have precipitous climbs or even rough terrain, but offers a unique visual experience through one of Central Arizona's most popular off roading destinations.
This tour has a four person minimum and participants should call for departure instructions as this tour does not originate at our headquarters.
Mon/ Wed/ Fri - 9:00 am
TRUE HUMVEE TOURS
The first, the original, Superstition Mountain and Sonoran Desert tours utilizing military HMMWV vehicles. These vehicles have been purchased from military bases in California, Texas and Louisiana after service with the USMC and Army Tank Attachments.
HMMWVs first saw service in 1984 and are still proving their superlative capabilities in countries and theaters of conflict around the world. They are capable of 60-degree vertical climbs, 40-degree traverse travel, deep water fording and extended travel, even on flat tires.
Although the military HMMWVs we operate were once troop carriers owned by Uncle Sam they have been slightly modified to carry civilians more comfortably with cushy-padded seating, lap belts and a well-stocked ice chest.
True Humvee Tours caters to the explorer as well as the adventurer in every individual with custom tours, outings, and expeditions. We offer scheduled tours running 2 to 3 hours and we offer them seven days a week. We can accommodate up to 16 passengers with a 2-passenger minimum, depending on how many seats are available at any given time. Each HMMWV can accommodate 8 passengers.
We will also schedule tours in other locations and for different durations carrying passengers and equipment for whatever mission. We will plan to meet at your loading area at the time specified. One of the things we cannot do is load up and drive passengers down the highway in the back of a military HMMWV. Our insurance won’t permit it.
If passengers would like a meal or snack on the regularly scheduled tours or would like to arrange something more elaborate, please contact us through email and we can work out the details.
Our vision of service is to take our passengers as far out as they want to go and let them get their fill of the great outdoors. Whether it’s a short, smooth “walk in the park” or an expedition into areas where cell phone signals are long gone and there’s no way you’ll make it back the same day, we’re here to help make your adventure happen.