Sedona landscape

The Mountaineer

Hike. Bike. Adventure.

Explore the Phoenix Mountain Preserve on our Desert Hike, or check out the view from Piestewa Peak on the Summit Hike. If you’d prefer to explore on your own, pick up a jogging and biking map from the Concierge and get everything you need on All Trails for details on all nearby hikes.

Camelback Mountain

Camelback Mountain

This famous mountain features two hiking trails that ascend 1,280 feet to the summit. Ideal for active hikers and runners, this 45 to 60-minute hike rewards with breathtaking views of the Valley of the Sun. Distance from resort: 7.1 miles.

Desert walk

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

The Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve is a permanently protected 30,200-acre sustainable desert habitat open for non-motorized trail use. The Preserve offers multiple trailheads and is open every day, sunrise to sunset. Distance from resort: 21.2 miles.

South Mountain

South Mountain

This vast 16,000-acre preserve offers 51 primary trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Drive up the Summit Road 5.5 miles to Dobbins Lookout and gain spectacular valleywide views. Distance from resort: 15.8 miles.

Piestewa Peak Park

Piestewa Peak

At 2,608 feet, Piestewa Peak is the second-highest point in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, after Camelback Mountain. Piestewa Peak Summit Trail is a popular 2.3-mile challenging hike with great city views. Distance from resort: 2 miles.

Hiking

North Mountain

Also close by are North Mountain and Shaw Butte at 2,014 feet and 2,149 feet in elevation, respectively. North Mountain National Trail is a moderate 1.6-mile loop featuring beautiful wildflowers and great birding. Distance from resort: 7.1 miles.

Apache Junction

Apache Junction

Apache Junction was a stagecoach trail that ran through the Superstition Mountains, and was named after the Apache Indians who originally used the trail to move through the Superstition Mountains. As you drive along Apache Junction, explore ghost towns, mining towns, museums, horseback riding and restaurants. Distance from resort: 44 miles.

Apache Trail hiking

Apache Trail

Apache Junction was a stagecoach trail that ran through the Superstition Mountains, and was named after the Apache Indians who originally used the trail to move through the Superstition Mountains. As you drive along Apache Junction, explore ghost towns, mining towns, museums, horseback riding and restaurants. Distance from resort: 44 miles.

Fat Bike Experience

Bicycle Rentals

Bicycle rentals are available through Arizona Biltmore Recreation for $15/hour or $50/day.

Hiking in the desert

Hiking Safety Tips

When you explore the outdoors, be sure to bring: water, map, sunscreen, hat and your cell phone.

Trekking Tips:

  • Wear proper hiking footwear.
  • When your water is half gone, turn back.
  • Know your ability and health limitations.
  • Be aware of extreme weather.
  • Know your trail route and always take a trail map.

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