I had just run the Mesa Marathon, so I wasn't looking to hike any trails. But we wanted to enjoy the outdoors a bit. There were covered pavilions at the various parking lots, and we spent time at a couple of them. It was really peaceful. No one else was there, since it seems that everyone comes to hike the trails. But those didn't look like easy hikes to me - hot, sunny, vertical, and exposed. But for us sitting in the shade, looking at the desert flora, and watching these little shapes on the trails in the distance, it was pretty nice. It was also fun to watch the chipmunks scamper around. They seemed pretty tame, so I can only suppose that people feed them.