In and around Scottsdale, it’s as though the landscape was
paved for mountain bikers. A single-track paradise of perfectly challenging terrain keeps enthusiasts on their toes, but
there are plenty of tours set up for the beginner looking to
get hooked. For the aficionado, Sedona, in central Arizona,
known to have the best mountain biking trails in the country,
might be the place. To check out any and all of the above, give
360 Adventures a call to find out more.
River Rafting and Water Sports
Scottsdale is surrounded by water that suits every style –
uber-adventurous, moderately active, and the super-chill.
The Upper Salt is definitely not for the faint at heart. For a lot
of rough and tumble, take a tour of Class III and IV rapids
on a two to five day journey down the Upper Salt with Mild
to Wild Rafting company. Or jump in your own private tube
down (very different) sections of both the Salt and Verde
rivers for a more relaxing tour of the area’s most beautiful
Check out Bartlett Lake or Lake Pleasant for majestic surroundings and a relaxing ride either by paddleboard, kayak,
or power boat. Because, if you’re in Arizona in the summer,
you’re definitely going to want to get wet.
A View from Above
The only thing more picturesque than a sky full of colorful
hot air balloons on a desert horizon is being in one. Plan to
hop out of bed well-before the crack of dawn for this journey, though. Balloons ascend at sunrise. As you lift, you’ll fly
above the scurrying, unassuming wildlife below and finally
get high enough to discover a breathtaking 360-degree view.
If you’d just as soon have some power in your craft, there
are plenty of helicopter and fixed-wing tours available for
those looking for a quick aerial view of the world they’ve
Whether by Jeep, ATV, Segway, or horseback, hop off
the beaten path to explore expansive back roads and lightly
cleared trails that snake through the Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale’s “backyard.” There’s definitely something to be said for
seeing it all, and for those hungry for adventure, this is a great
way to do it.