Hikers, bikers and climbers in Greater Phoenix have come to the same conclusion as coyotes, roadrunners and jackrabbits: The Sonoran Desert is a great place to play.
How you experience the desert is up to you. Explore the different ways below and visit our outdoor recreation media gallery for more inspiration.
Get tips on the best hikes and places to bike for beginners and seasoned adventurers alike, order a trail guide and more.
Explore the desert by land, air and water with the knowledgeable guides at these local companies.
Get the details on wildlife zoos, tranquil parks and desert preserves.
There’s a great trail for every skill level within a short drive from anywhere in Greater Phoenix. Check out our guide to the best hikes in Phoenix.
New to hiking? These easy desert treks will ease you into the world of outdoor adventure.
Be prepped and ready for outdoor adventures in Phoenix with these desert exploration essentials.
These six local Instagrammers showcase the beauty of the Sonoran Desert like few others. Their images will have you wanting to hike a trail, watch a sunset and more.
Petroglyphs—rock carvings left behind by ancient civilizations—can still be seen on these local trails.
A leisurely float puts rivergoers up close to wild mustangs, blue herons and bald eagles.
We've got your guide to dog-friendly Phoenix, including top hiking trails, off-leash dog parks and pet-friendly restaurant patios.
Arizona Outback Adventures shares their picks for the best places to trail run in Phoenix.
Brian Jump shares how the mystique of the desert turned an intended short stay in Phoenix into a career as an outdoor guide.
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