Hot Air Expeditions | Arizona Biltmore Outdoor Adventures

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Discover the Grand Canyon State

Explore Phoenix and the rugged landscape of Arizona, where the sky is bigger, the stars are brighter, and the sunsets stop you in your tracks. From private hot air balloon tours that take you soaring above the Sonoran Desert to behind-the-scenes tours at the famed Taliesin West, you’re sure to leave with memories that will live on long after your vacation has come to an end. 

Inquire with our concierge at 602-955-6600 (EXT. 7000) to assist with planning your experience.

WRIGLEY MANSION

Sitting on a hill overlooking the Arizona Biltmore resort, the Wrigley Mansion was originally constructed in 1932 by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr., and still boasts some of the most dramatic views in Phoenix.

PIESTEWA PEAK

The trailhead is just over a mile from the Arizona Biltmore. A difficult climb (1,200-foot elevation gain over exposed rock) gives way to breathtaking views of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve and surrounding areas.

TALIESIN WEST

The Biltmore’s beloved Frank Lloyd Wright began building his winter home alongside the majestic McDowell Mountains in 1938. Today Taliesin West is famous landmark that offers tours of Wright’s former residence.

COSANTI

The melodious bronze wind bells of late Italian architect Paolo Soleri are still being crafted at his Scottsdale home and studio, Cosanti. Guided tours are offered daily, where you can watch the creative process in action.

stargazing

Take an extraordinary journey through our solar system on a stargazing adventure. This off-roading tour will take you the middle of the nearby Four Peaks Wilderness area, where the night sky opens into a sea of stars.

grand canyon

Awe-inspiring flights in a fixed-wing aircraft take you to well-known landmarks like the Grand Canyon before whisking you back to the Biltmore for dinner. Add a Jeep or helicopter tour to complete the experience.

wonderspaces

Wonderspaces is an exploration of the idea that art is for everyone. Capturing the imaginations of visitors, Wonderspaces features regularly rotating art exhibits aim to challenge perceptions of reality and the world around us.

BIKE TOUR

For a truly urban ride, cruise along the paved path of the Arizona Canal, which weaves along parks, restaurants and shopping centers. Rent one of the Biltmore’s custom Pashley bikes or take a guided tour with REI Adventures.

HOT AIR BALLOON

Awe-inspiring flights in a fixed-wing aircraft take you to well-known landmarks like the Grand Canyon before whisking you back to the Biltmore for dinner. Add a Jeep or helicopter tour to complete the experience.

botanical garden

The Desert Botanical Garden showcases more than 50,000 plants from the world’s deserts in a breathtaking natural setting. Explore the Garden’s paved thematic trails, while soaking in the natural beauty of the desert.

HORSEBACK RIDE

Get in touch with your inner cowboy on a guided horseback ride! Beginners to experienced riders are welcome and will enjoy stunning Sonoran Desert views as you ride through rolling mountain foothills and pristine desert washes.

BILTMORE FASHION PARK

Less than a mile from the Arizona Biltmore Resort, the open-air Biltmore Fashion Park offers an outstanding collection of luxury retail and dining options.

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