There are myriad trails around Scottsdale, and hiking is a wonderful way to get up close with the distinctive landscape. You may be surprised by the lushness of the Sonoran Desert: it counts more than 2,000 plant species! It’s most comfortable to set out around sunrise or late afternoon, when the sun isn’t quite as intense—though whenever you go, it’s still wise to wear sunscreen and stay hydrated. The guides from Arizona Outback Adventures can help you navigate hiking and mountain biking trails (and even rafting excursions) while sharing a wealth of information about local plant and animal life.
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