SCOTTSDALE, AZ (Jaime's Local Love) -- Founded in March 2016, Wild Bunch Desert Guides, LLC, is the love child of transplanted mountain biking and hiking enthusiasts who simply wanted to share their devotion to those activities and their passion for the beautiful Sonoran Desert with the countless tourists visiting Phoenix and Scottsdale every year.
With a dedication to customized details, customer service, and an unwavering commitment to delivering once-in-a-lifetime experiences to every guest, the Wild Bunch has become one of the premier adventure travel tour companies in the Southwest.
“It’s been incredibly satisfying and very organic,” says Laurel Darren, the current owner/operator. She founded Wild Bunch with her former husband and still-great friend and business proponent, Bill Simmons.
“We just put everything we could into it – financially, emotionally, and physically -- in terms of effort. We’ve also been blessed to receive lots of support from our friends and families over the years. Our single-minded goal always has been to craft and deliver each tour to the vision of the guests. It’s been an incredible ride so far, a real group effort to get to this point.”
Based in Scottsdale, Wild Bunch specializes in private, customized mountain biking and/or hiking adventure tours while exploring the most spectacular areas of the Sonoran Desert. The super-fun, extremely knowledgeable team of adventure tour operators is comprised of highly experienced adventure guides, all of whom are certified and share strong passions for outdoor exploration and guest safety and satisfaction.
Wild Bunch Desert Guides caters to all skill and fitness levels.
While they often handle large special events, such as corporate excursions, organization retreats, and customer appreciation outings, the Wild Bunch - with their flair for the personal touch -- specializes in small groups, especially families with children and those celebrating milestones, including birthdays and anniversaries.