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Things To Do In The Great Outdoors

Vacation rentals Scottsdale offered at great rates are located in just the right space to offer a variety of outdoor adventures. Whether you want to hike the majestic Arizona landscape or admire the way the rocky landscape juts out against the skyline, there is an all natural adventure waiting for you in the Scottsdale area.

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The McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Encompassing 30,500 contiguous acres of land, this preserve is the largest urban park in the United States. This permanently protected desert conservation area offers fantastic scenic views and a variety of trails suitable for all skill levels.

Papago Park

scottsdale parkDesignated as a Phoenix Point of Pride, Papago Park offers a variety of natural and historic locations to explore.

Home to Hunt’s Tomb (a spot listed on the National Register of Historic Places) and Hole in the Rock (a geological cluster with large open spaces), Papago Park offers a little bit of everything when you choose to explore it.

Camelback Mountain

Camelback Mountain earns its name by resembling the hump and the head of a kneeling camel. Hosting fantastic views of the city of Phoenix, two hiking trails ascend the 1,289 feet to the peak. Perfect for a day hike, Camelback Mountain is also a fantastic sight to behold from the ground.

Pinnacle Peak

Pinncale Peak is more than just a hiking destination. While it may offer a trip to the top of the mountain along it’s trail, it also offers the opportunity for those with experience to rock climb. With beautiful scenery year round, Pinnacle Peak is a fantastic destination to visit more than once.

The Pheonix Mountains Preserve

arizona vacation mountainsThis preserve is a cluster of parks found within the Phoenix Mountains that is also granted the honor of being a Phoenix Point of Pride. With rugged mountains and deserts and fantastic native flora and fauna, the preserve makes a fantastic hiking destination and leaves plenty to explore across multiple trips to the region.

Tom’s Thumb

Jutting up into the blue Arizona skies like a giant thumbs up, Tom’s Thumb is a premiere location for hiking and outdoor recreation. Admire scenery like no other as you explore this iconic landmark.

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation

scottsdale nature horse ridesWith over 2,154 acres of open desert space, Spur Cross offers both hiking and equestrian trails. With the opportunity to ride a horse across the open desert just like in a Western movie, who can resist stopping by to enjoy this unique location and the wildlife that might pay it a visit from time to time?

Arizona Falls

Revitalizing an old hydroelectric plant isn’t easy, but this fantastic gathering place featuring waterfalls, a shaded viewing room, and a foot bridge is a fantastic way to bring new life into an old, closed down building. Featuring both historical significance and creative engineering to restore it to what it is now, Arizona Falls easily earns a place on any itinerary.