Stretch your adventure barometer and take a hike on a gorgeous desert trail for a closer look at Arizona. Most visitors are very surprised by the fact that the greater Phoenix area has exceptional hiking available so close to the city!
The White Tank Mountains are located to the west, and offer fantastic biking, horseback riding, hiking, and camping, especially during the cooler months of the year. It’s well worth the drive, and makes for a great day trip. The White Tank Mountains Conservancy was formed to help inspire all to conserve and enjoy the natural and cultural resources of this beautiful mountain range.
South Mountain is located just south of Downtown Phoenix, boasting 50 miles of well marked trails through 16,000 acres of the Sonoran Desert. This municipal park is perfectly suited for outdoor adventure, and is just minutes from the city. The skyline views and Sonoran Desert flora aren’t the park’s only perks. Keep a lookout for ancient petroglyphs carved into rocks.