Explore the scenic Sonoran Desert by going hiking with an experienced guide. Learn about local plants, animals, geology, and history — while burning lots of calories! A variety of treks are available, from modest rolling desert to challenging mountain terrain. Hiking shoes are recommended, but any sturdy athletic footwear will do. Wearing a hat is a good idea. We’ll supply a waist pack, water bottle, and transportation. Contact our concierge at 480.488.7317 for more information.
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is a unique 40-acre railroad-themed park where you can take a ride on the Paradise and Pacific Railroad and antique carousel, enjoy one of the spacious playgrounds, or have lunch in one of the park's picnic ramadas.
Ben Avery Shooting Range
Situated on 1650 acres, the Ben Avery Shooting Range is one of the largest publicly-operated facilities in the country and has a Five Star rating from the National Association of Shooting Ranges -- the first government facility to receive this designation.
Grand Canyon Air Tour
Soar to new heights with this incredible journey over the majestic Grand Canyon. Witness the fabulous Arizona landscape from a truly awe-inspiring perspective. At 277 river miles (446km) long, 18 miles (29km) wide, and a mile (1.6km) deep, it's a sight not to be missed!
Bartlett Lake Hiking
Bartlett Lake has two hiking trails: the Palo Verde Trail, and Jojoba Trail. Both have negligible altitude gain and offer spectacular views of the Lake. The desert trails get dangerously hot in the summer months so it's best to go early and stock up on lots of water.
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area Hiking
The Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area encompasses 2,154 acres of diverse, rugged upper Sonoran Desert. Hike up to the north Valley for some fascinating archeology sites and lush riparian areas along Cave Creek. This area is a must-see for all wildflower lovers in the spring.