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Gold Rush Hiking & Gold Panning Tour

Historic Bradshaw Mountains

Visit the Agua Fria River

Knowledgeable & Professional Guide

Starting at $45

2021 Tripadvisor

Gold Rush Hiking & Gold Panning Tour

2021 Tripadvisor

Tour Details

The historic and scenic Bradshaw Mountains are one of the richest gold-filled mountain ranges in the entire country, creating the perfect setting for our Gold Rush Hiking and Gold Panning Tour. Our tours create a scenic and educational journey amidst some of the most rugged landscapes Arizona has to offer, with opportunities to see giant saguaro cacti and abundant desert wildlife. You will be accompanied by a guide with vast knowledge of the local mining history and plant and animal life. The tour will begin with a scenic, moderately difficult hike from our property down to the Agua Fria River. The hike offers incredible views and plenty of opportunities for photos. Once at the river, we will spend some time panning for gold and learning about the history of gold mining here in the Bradshaw Mountains. You are welcome to keep your findings! We will then finish the tour out by making the hike back up the Agua Fria River canyon.

Additional info:

Guests are to arrive at their scheduled check-in time.

  • All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Must be 18 to book with a valid ID and credit card
  • 7+ to participate
  • This hike requires moderate physical exertion
  • Summer hikes are not recommended for people sensitive to heat. Temperatures can reach more than 100 degrees


  • Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Gold Panning Equipment

Not included:

  • Transportation to us
  • Gratuities

Please Note:

  • Anyone pregnant or with back or heart problems should check with a doctor before participating in our activities.
  • All tours are conducted in English and require guests to speak and understand fluent English.
  • A signed waiver will be required in order to participate
  • No skirts, dresses or open-toe shoes
  • Quality hiking shoes or boots are highly recommended

Over 3,200 5-Star Reviews on TripAdvisor!

10 out of 10 must do again!

If you are lucky enough to have Jyronimo as your guide for this adventure, you’ll have the time of your life. He makes you feel comfortable with your experience, is incredibly knowledgeable about the wilderness of the area and makes sure to stop along to way to check on everyone on the trail regardless of if you’re in his group or not. His energy and honesty was superb! If this is your first time, you can’t go wrong with him as your guide. A great human being who made our experience the best on our trip to Arizona
Bethany M
May 22, 2022

Great experience!

Anthony was an amazing tour guide. I never rode an ATV before today and by the time we were done I was totally comfortable. He was also really knowledgeable about the history of Arizona. It was worth every penny!
Tyrane P
May 23, 2022

UTV tour is a must

Our guide was Barry, he did a fantastic job guiding us through the desert as well as teaching us about all the surrounding wildlife. It’s an experience that I would highly recommend with couple, family or friends. I will be recommending Barry and this to anyone I know who is visiting the area.
May 25, 2022

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