Tour Dates & Pricing
Regrettably, 2021 Tours have been Postponed.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the damage caused by the Bush Fire in the Four Peaks Wilderness, we have no choice but to postpone all scheduled tours. We will post to this page, as well as on social media, if and when we are able to resume tours. Thank you for your understanding!
Arizona Amethyst Tour Types & Prices
Arizona Amethyst Group Helicopter Tour
4-5 Hours, Moderate Level Hike
$495 Per Person
Tours include souvenir, Sami gift certificate, shirt or hat, water, lunch, and snacks.
This is an exclusive trip that is only offered a few times a year. Reservations are required, and seats are very limited. Your trip will begin at Sami Fine Jewelry. You will then be transported to heli pad, where you will travel to the mine by helicopter. Once there, will get to meet the owner of the mine, along with the actual miners. The miners will take you inside the Amethyst mine to show you how they extract our local beauty. This is an amazing trip that you won't want to miss!
Arizona Amethyst Hiking Trip
6-8 Hours, Expert Level Hike
$1000 (1-5 people) + $100 per person mine entrance fee
Tours includes water, juices, Arizona teas, fresh fruit, nuts and snack bars.
The Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst mine is located at an elevation of about 6000 feet, in the rough terrain of the Four Peaks Mountains, of Arizona. This hike is not for the faint of heart, as you follow the summit trail across Four Peaks to arrive at the Four Peaks Amethyst Mine. Along the way you will see the natural beauty of the desert of Arizona, including sights of Saguaro and Roosevelt Lake. Once you get to the mine, you will learn the unique history of the Arizona Amethyst mine and take a tour. Known to be the only commercially run Amethyst mine in the United States, this rare amethyst vein has been mined by hand without benefit of electricity for over 100 years. Guests looking for a challenging outdoor experience will certainly enjoy this historic amethyst adventure.
Private Arizona Amethyst Helicopter Mine Tour
6-8 Hours, Moderate Level Hike
$2700 (1-4 persons) Includes Mine Entrance Fee
Tour includes water, juices, Arizona teas, fresh fruit, nuts and snack bars.
Your adventure will begin when your guide picks you up at your hotel door! You will then be transported to the heli-pad, where you will travel to the mine by helicopter, and you will have a small hike to the mine. Once you reach the mine you will have an opportunity to learn the unique history of the Arizona Amethyst mine. Known as the only commercially run Amethyst mine in the United States, this rare amethyst vein has been mined by hand without benefit of electricity for over 100 years. After your tour is done, you will make a quick stop at Sami Fine Jewelry to see what the Arizona Amethyst looks like in its finished state. After that, you will be taken back to your hotel.
/Group of 4 people. 4 Hour approximate duration.
Click here to book! Sami Fine Jewelry has teamed up with Private Jeep Excursions to offer a drive through the Four Peaks Wilderness area! When you make a purchase at our store, please mention that you would like to book a Jeep tour, and we will give you an exclusive. discount code.
Take a scenic drive with Private Jeep Excursions on the iconic Four Peaks off-road trail in the Tonto National Forest. The trail offers pristine views of the Mazatzal Mountains and Roosevelt Lake all while leading us through a very diverse desert landscape. Four Peaks Trail starts in a lower Sonoran Desert landscape and travels 27 miles over the mountain range. The trail is an easy off-road drive with several scenic vistas along the route.
Daytime Trip – If you select daytime during booking we will depart during early morning or afternoon hours. We will travel up Four Peaks, over the backside of the peaks, and down to visit Roosevelt Lake, Bridge and Dam as well. We will return by making a loop back through the Tonto Basin community where you will have a chance to eat dinner at one of the local cafes if you like..
Sunset Trip – If you select the sunset option during booking we will depart from Fountain Hills at 4pm. We will travel up to the 360 degree lookout point to view Roosevelt Lake on one side and the valley as the sun sets on the other side. We will travel back the same way we came enjoying the nighttime sky as the sun sets creating a spectacular show lighting our way home.