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Arizona Adventures Guide

By Editor 2022, March

Explore all the amazing outdoor adventures, unique experiences and spectacular local attractions that the state offers.

From guided hikes and horseback rides to wine tasting and shopping, Scottsdale and Phoenix offer everything you imagine and more. Our dedicated concierge team is also available to assist you in planning your itinerary and arranging the details for your one of a kind escape.

 

ROCK CLIMBING

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced climber, Arizona offers the perfect climbing challenge for your abilities. Set up a customized and private guided tour tailored to your preferences and capabilities. Your experienced guide will help you explore all the spectacular rock climbing Arizona offers. Half-day or full-day climbing experiences are available. Enjoy the spectacular views and explore the stunning landscape only Arizona has to offer. If you are ready for an unforgettable rock climbing adventure, this experience is exactly what you are seeking.

 

HORSEBACK RIDING

Experience the wild west the way it was meant to be explored, on horseback. Enjoy a genuine cowboy experience with a guided tour through a classic Sonoran Desert setting where you’ll experience the breathtaking beauty of Arizona’s spectacular landscape. You’ll also get to enjoy an authentic Old West town, with sixshooters, axe throwing, tomahawk tossing, steer roping and other western activities.

 

CANYONEERING

Explore some of the world’s best naturally created canyoneering playgrounds in Arizona. Navigate granite slots, pine forest pools, trickling streams, rushing waterfalls, weather-sculpted rock and steep cliff faces on an unforgettable adventure. Traverse through canyons rising 200 feet above you or rappel 40-80 feet into a pool where you swim through a silent slot as the local wildlife circle overhead. At any given moment during this adventure, you might be hiking, wading, swimming, scrambling or rappelling through unique geological treasures.

 

HIKING

Arizona offers some of the best hiking trails and hike excursions in the country. Whether you are an advanced hiker or just a beginner looking for a great outdoor experience, Arizona has the trail for you. Our guided hikes are customized to your specific skill levels and interests, guided by experts who can tell you all about the local flora and fauna, history and geology and of course all the local myths, history and stories. Our guided tours include: Grand Canyon Flight & Hike, Full-Day or Half-Day Scottsdale Hike, Sunrise or Sunset Hike, and a Sedona Day Trip Hike.

 

OFF ROADING ATV ADVENTURES

Explore the rugged beauty of the Sonoran desert and get your heart racing with an unforgettable ATV adventure. Take on the seasonal creeks, traverse sandy washes, ascend rocky slopes and race along breathtaking desert trails. If you are looking for adventure, you have found your match. Arizona’s most spectacular and secluded off-road trails await.

Appropriate for ages 6+. Must be 12 years old or older to drive an ATV. All skill levels welcome.

 

GOLFING

The best of Scottsdale/Phoenix golf courses abound just outside our front door. The scenic Sonoran Desert gives way to pristine golf greens near our resort, making Scottsdale a top destination for golfers of all abilities. Seasoned pros and beginners alike will revel in the countless opportunities to perfect their golf game. Among the top Scottsdale golf courses, Mountain Shadows short-course is just a block away, and only marks the beginning of the many beautifully landscaped and strategically designed courses that golf aficionados won’t want to miss.

 

KAYAKING

Looking for an unforgettable adventure on the water? Our guided kayaking tours will take you into the heart of the desert. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as your guide reveals the local story and history these wonderful waterways offer. Whether you are an expert kayaker or if this is your first time, we can customize the experience to your skill level. Grab a paddle and get ready for a great time!

 

SOARING

Explore the spectacular desert terrain and breathtaking beauty from the sky! Get a birds eye view of the beauty that Arizona offers, while getting your heart racing in this one-of-a-kind aerial experience. Whether you are looking for a leisurely soaring adventure or a wild ride of G-pulling fun, our soaring adventures have exactly what you seek.

 

ROAD TRIPS

The state of Arizona is comprised of some of the most astonishing scenic destinations that provide great opportunities to make the best memories through road trips. Whether you’re looking to explore the majestic mountains of the North or the breathtaking desert in the South, Arizona has exactly what you are looking for.

Popular Road Trips:

Jerome – approximately two hours

Sedona – approximately two hours

Grand Canyon – approximately four hours

Flagstaff – approximately two hours

Antelope Canyon – approximately four hours

Horseshoe – approximately four hours

Saguaro National Park – approximately two hours

Petrified Forest National Park – approximately three and a half hours

 

Please contact our concierge to learn more or to make a booking: 480.607.2323 or Concierge.sanctuary@gurneysresorts.com 

 

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