How to Stay Hydrated in the Desert

Summer is here and staying hydrated is the key to having an enjoyable adventure in the desert.

Hydration is water plus electrolytes. To be hydrated, you need to consume water and food or liquids with 5 key minerals – Potassium, Magnesium, Sodium, Calcium and Chloride.

Generally, people get dehydrated by sweating, respiration or waste elimination. When going to an outdoor adventure in the desert, you need to be prepared in order to get the most out of it. The following are some tips we want to share to help you stay hydrated in the desert.

stay hydrated in the desert

How to stay hydrated for an adventure to the Sonoran desert

When it comes to carrying water, it may sound very obvious but the amount of water is crucial – taking enough water is essential. Even if you’re going for a small ride, you have to be prepared if things turn out differently (you want to go for the longer trail). A great add-on will carry cold water so by the time you’re drinking it will still be fresh.

A good rule to follow when going to the desert is to drink a liter of water every hour (you can calculate how much water you need to take with you depending on the time you’re planning to stay).

Hydration powders

They help restore hydration very fast because they contain all the electrolytes you need . Often come in stick packs to make them easy to use on the go.

Skin protection

Make sure you apply enough sunblock and also carry it with you to protect you from the sun and the heat. Clothing with UV protection is important as well. Wearing long-sleeved clothing is recommended and sunglasses will help you have better visibility.

Head protection: a wide-brimmed hat to shade your face and head.

Clothing: wearing the appropriate clothing will make your visit to the desert run smoothly


Keeping your body fueled with food throughout the day is important to avoid feeling tired and dehydrated. You can carry some salty snacks to replenish the electrolytes you lose when being active.

Importance of staying hydrated during your desert adventure

Being hydrated will make you enjoy each minute you spend in the desert. Hydration regulates body temperature and keeps organs functioning properly. Being hydrated is a must for an exceptional experience at the Sonoran desert.

Visiting the desert is a big and unforgettable adventure. We encourage you to consider the tips we mentioned to stay hydrated and be prepared to enjoy your full time trip to the Sonoran desert.

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