About Us


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 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.

We pride ourselves on all aspects of the guest experience including giving our guests a comfortable and safe touring experience.

By definition, a tour guide interprets the cultural and natural heritage of an area-specific location.




Jeff Slade


Since I was in high school, I’ve been taking people all over the West and it’s been my passion ever since. I love the American West, there is so much diversity and rich cultural history. Taking people off the beaten path and showing them things they’ve never seen is what DETOURS is all about. Our guides follow the same philosophy as I did when I was a tour guide: you’ll pick up a group of strangers but you’ll bring back a family.

We know these places intimately. We know the best overlooks and the best way to get around crowds. We will take you places and show you things that you normally wouldn’t see if you went on your own. Our custom vehicles and expert guides set us apart from the rest and ensure you have the experience of a lifetime.

The best way to see all the Southwest has to offer is with DETOURS. We love showing off the incredible destinations this area has to offer. Let us help you enjoy your next vacation.

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