DETOURS of Arizona Team

About DETOURS of Arizona

Some of the American West's best sights are on the back roads and dirt roads that crisscross the land.

Imagine yourself taking a tour of Arizona with flexibility and maximum comfort while exploring the hidden gems and roads along the way. Through the use of custom vehicles and expert guides, combined with our spirit for travel, DETOURS stands out among the rest and that is why we are considered the best.

DETOURS is a privately held company that was established in 2001 by two guides who yearned to break out of the “big bus” tours. Starting with just two vans, the original DETOURS crew began daily tours to Grand Canyon, Sedona and Apache Trail. In just a few years, the fleet grew and now consists of more than twenty vehicles including several Lincoln Navigators for private tours. The destinations have expanded to include Havasu Falls, Zion National Park, Death Valley, Bryce Canyon and so many more. 

Our vans have been custom fitted with individual leather captain chairs to be the most comfortable and versatile in the business for long range touring. By providing smaller group sizes on our tours, it allows our tour guide to become familiar with each guest and ensure that they are getting a first class trip experience.

To continue providing a five-star experience, we only hire the best. Our guides love sharing their knowledge and showing visitors the best of what Arizona has to offer. Our guides are made up of an eclectic group, all of whom have a passion for traveling and exploring. Each guide calls the American West home and relishes in the wonders and touring opportunities which it provides. They are all well-versed in the history, geography and geology of Arizona, as well as the West, and are eager to share that knowledge. Simply put - DETOURS guides are the best of the best. They strive to make sure your Arizona trip is one that will stay with you for a long time and entice you to come back for another tour of this amazing region. For more guide backgrounds, you may also visit our guide page.

DETOURS now has two locations for tour departures: Phoenix, AZ and Las Vegas, NV.


From The Owner

As the leader in professionally guided tours of the American West, DETOURS has been offering the most comfortable and memorable tours since 2001. Started by a team of guides who have been touring since the 1980’s, DETOURS wanted to create a truly amazing experience for each guest with our custom vehicles, expert guides, and flexibility. 

Our day trips showcase the best that Arizona has to offer with Grand Canyon, Sedona, the Apache Trail, Tombstone, and Phoenix/Scottsdale City Highlights Tours. If a single day is not enough time to enjoy amazing views and the rich cultural history of Arizona, we offer overnight touring options available in Sedona and the Grand Canyon. 

Private, custom made tour departures are available to connect with any destinations in the west. Let us help you enjoy your next vacation.

Jeff Slade