Outdoor Adventures

The ancient landscape of The Boulders offers endless opportunities for unforgettable outdoor recreation. Choose your adventures from the menu below.

To reserve your Outdoor Adventure or for more information, please contact our concierge at 480-488-7317.

Two hot air balloons in flight

Hot Air Balloon Flight

2 person minimum. About 3-4 hours.

Take a Hot Air Balloon flight, an exclusive excursion with breathtaking views of the Sonoran Desert from 1,000 feet in the air.  

Enjoy an aerial view of the Sonoran Desert

Helicopter Tours

2 person minimum.

Enjoy scenic views of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Carefree.  Explore and learn about these areas with an overhead view of the highlights of the picturesque area around us.

Desert adventure tour

Desert Hummer Adventure

2 person minimum. About 2-3 hours.

You crave excitement! Immerse in the adrenaline rush of an EXTREME adventure which centers on the unmatched capabilities of the HUMMER. For example, the H1 can climb a 22" vertical wall, can scale a 60 degree slope, can traverse a 40-degree side slope, and can ford 30" of waters (2+FEET) We dare you to let us prove it!

Explore the Sonoran Desert on Horseback!

Horseback Riding

2 person minimum. About 2.5 hours.

Enjoy our neighboring trails on horseback explore the beautiful desert terrain of the Tonto National Forest and some of the most vibrant scenery in the United States.

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Air Tour

2 person minimum. About 3 hours.

Witness the terrain from an awe-inspiring perspective with an incredible journey over the fabulous Arizona landscapes and majestic expanses of the world-famous national park. 7 hour Deluxe Tour, and 7 hour Adventure tour also available.

Explore

Boulder Climb

5 person maximum.  About 3 hour.

Experience the thrill of real rock climbing. Yes, you can do this. Our expert guides will help you push beyond your current boundaries, and discover your true abilities. Exhilarating.

Learn from professional nature photographer Linda Covey

Desert Photo Tours

2 person minimum. About 2 hours.

Learn proper camera angles, photo composition and lighting from accomplished nature photographer Linda Covey in our Desert Photo Tour (held at sunrise and sunset). 

Discover the stars with professional astronomer guiding your way.

Astronomer Stargazing

2 person minimum. About 1.5 hours.

You’ll marvel at the magnificent Arizona skies from The Boulders fairway when you go stargazing with a professional astronomer.

Explore the Boulders

Boulder Walk

2 person minimum. About 1.5 hours.

Professional geologist Richard Allen is your guide back to an ancient time.  Walk into “The Boulders” and learn how the 1.4 billion-year old rock formations were formed.  The walk lasts 45 minutes to one hour. The interpretive walk times are flexible.

Explore the beautiful desert terrain.

Scenic Guided Hikes

2 person minimum.  About 2.5 hours.

Explore the Sonoran Desert with an experienced guide. Learn about local plants, animals, geology and history – while burning lots of calories.

Moonlight Bike Ride

Moonlight Bike Ride

2 person minimum. About 1.5 hours.

Night-riding is a great outdoor adventure. The desert comes alive at night as we cruise along the resort’s roller-coaster golf cart paths by the light of high-tech handlebar-mounted LED systems. These “trails” are paved, so this activity is perfect for the night-riding novice. We’ll supply the mountain bike, helmet, water, and 500-lumen lighting system.

Desert Jeep Tour

Desert Jeep Tour

2 person minimum. About 3 hours.

The Sonoran Desert offers some of the most scenic and rugged terrain in the western United States - enjoy an informative, exhilarating guided tour in an open-air, four-wheel-drive vehicle.