Take to the Trails
There’s nothing like a Sonoran sunset, but when on
foot, just be sure you time it right! Traipsing through the
desert in the dark is not recommended.
Hiking around Scottsdale on some of the Sonoran
Desert’s 100 miles of winding trails is definitely a place to
start. With over two thousand native plant species, 1,000
native bee species, 30 native fish species, and 100 reptile
species, one can expect visitors and plant-life in many
shapes and colors. And, oh the sky, there’s nothing like the
Arizona desert sky, an inspiration to the artist in everyone
any time of day.
Camelback Mountain, a prominent and showy red
sandstone and granite mountain on the city’s horizon, is
a great climb for an afternoon hike, or a great way to start
your day. Jump on the Canyon Summit Trail to get your
start at the Camel’s head, or sneak around the crowds on
the Cholla Trail — just watch for the slick patches and
rocky terrain that are sure to keep things interesting.