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Phoenix, AZ is an Outdoors Oasis

Explore the Outdoors in Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix is the perfect spot to enjoy the outdoors with vast open spaces, including valleys, mountains, deserts, and forests. Whether you are looking to hike, bike, or walk, the town features several trails and outdoor areas to do what you love most.  Find more information here.

Camelback Mountain

Located just 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix, Camelback Mountain is one of Phoenix’s best hikes and most popular attractions for thousands of visiting hikers each year. Two challenging trails ascend 1,420 feet to a summit resembling the hump of a camel’s back, affording 360-degree views of the surrounding city.  See here for information about Phoenix, AZ Bubbles With Parks.

South Mountain Park & Preserve

At over 16,000 acres, South Mountain Park and Preserve is one of the country’s largest municipal parks. Start a visit at the South Mountain Environmental Education Center, hike, bike, ride more than 58 miles of trails, or follow the road to the top of the mountain for spectacular views. 

Phoenix Mountains Preserve

The parks and peaks that make up the Phoenix Mountains Preserve are surrounded by civilization but feel as remote as the Sonoran Desert outside the city. Located in Central Phoenix’s heart and just 20 minutes from downtown, the preserve offers hiking, biking, and views from prominent summits such as Piestewa Peak and Camelback Mountain.

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