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Scottsdale, Arizona Hiking

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From Scottsdale: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Day Tour

1. From Scottsdale: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Day Tour

Travel in a spacious and airconditioned van day trip from Phoenix or Scottsdale to Lower Antelope Canyon and take a walking tour with a Navajo guide. Discover the natural beauty of the Horseshoe Bend on a self-guided hike. Be picked up from your hotel in Phoenix or Scottsdale in the morning and relax in the van on the drive to Page. Along the way, your guide will tell you about a number of interesting sites and the history of the state of Arizona. Reach Page and head to Lower Antelope Canyon where you can capture pictures of the slot canyons and their colors and formations. Travel into the canyon with a Navajo guide. Stop to refuel with a delicious lunch before going to Horseshoe Bend.  Take a self guided hike at Horseshoe Bend for 80 minutes and explore this horseshoe-shaped curve in a canyon carved out by the flow of the Colorado River. Return to your hotel in Phoenix or Scottsdale at the conclusion of your tour.  .

Scottsdale: Camelback Mountain Private Hiking Tour

2. Scottsdale: Camelback Mountain Private Hiking Tour

Hike the iconic Camelback Mountain with a knowledgeable guide on this private tour. Challenge yourself with trails ascending 1,420 feet to a summit resembling the hump of a camel's back. Be rewarded with 360-degree views of the surrounding city. This is a very tough hike and is not for beginner hikers, those who are not in good hiking shape, or young children. Part of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, Camelback gets its name from its two rock formations that resemble the head and back of a kneeling camel. This hike takes 2.5 to 3 hours to get to the summit and return to the parking lot. The views are breathtaking and serve as a great opportunity for a photo op. Choose either to get picked up from your location in the Phoenix or Scottsdale area, or meet your guide at the trailhead. The transportation option is available for groups of 6 or more.

From Scottsdale/Phoenix: Apache Trail Day Tour

3. From Scottsdale/Phoenix: Apache Trail Day Tour

Be collected in a luxurious SUV or van at 9:30 AM from your accommodation in Phoenix or Scottsdake. Travel into the heart of the Superstition Mountain Range and along the Apache Trail. A licensed tour guide will provide a useful narration throughout the day.  Make your first stop at the old gold mining ghost town of Goldfield located at the base of the neighboring Superstition Mountain range. Spend 45 minutes checking out the historic shops and see how it was in the Old West. Then, hit the Apache Trail and take in the amazing views of the Superstitions and the Sonoran Desert along the trail. Reach Canyon Lake for a 90-minute sightseeing journey on an old-fashioned sternwheeler steamboat across the lake. Upon return to the shore, travel down the road to one of the oldest stagecoach stops in the Southwest, which was the site of where a lot of gold was mined in the late 1800s known as Tortilla Flat. Learn about how the general store has been owned by the same family for generations. After exploring the area, find a good spot to enjoy local novelties and lunch. Lastly, stop by the Lost Dutchman Museum so you can polish your knowledge of this famous area. Return to your accommodation around 5 PM.

Scottsdale: Half-Day Sonoran Desert Hiking Tour

4. Scottsdale: Half-Day Sonoran Desert Hiking Tour

Enjoy a guided hiking trip designed to be more than a simple nature walk. This hike is accessible to a wide range of abilities so that individuals of modest fitness levels, as well as more active ones, will enjoy themselves. Traverse trails chosen not only for their scenic beauty but also accessibility, safety, and low volume of other visitors. Experience the unforgettable Sonoran Desert as you've never seen it before. Hike the Sonoran Preserve, where there are a variety of trails available. Marvel at the natural beauty of the desert while getting in a workout that is great for hikers of all levels of experience.

Scottsdale: McDowell Sonoran Preserve Hiking Tour

5. Scottsdale: McDowell Sonoran Preserve Hiking Tour

Set your course for adventure with this guided hike of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Discover the beauty and vastness of the Sonoran Desert alongside a guide who will shed light on the area's Native American history and more. The guides tailor the hike to the group’s ability, but this tour is ranked at an easy to moderate level. Head off with two knowledgeable and professional guides that will provide insight into how Native Americans used the land. Hear about the history, geology, flora, and fauna that make this particular part of Arizona so special as you hike along. Capture some Instagram-worthy moments and experience some of Scottsdale’s most picturesque views.

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What people are saying about Scottsdale, Arizona

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

The staff at REI, met all are expectations for my wife and I. The experience and knowledge we gained will always be appreciative. Shout out to Jim King and Denny " like the restaurant " .

Steve was very knowledgeable and answered many questions for us! He gave us a great hike and overview of the area. Great experience!

Larry was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable about the wild like and vegetation in the desert.

We had a wonderful hike, learned so much from our lovely guide Denny.

Amazing tour and awesome guide! Highly recommend it.