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#1 of 101 Outdoor Activities in Scottsdale
... definitely recommend Stellar adventures, the directions to the meeting point were easy to follow, the Atv’s, tour options and trails were great and we all had so much fun driving through the beautiful scenery.
Chad was our tour leader on July 1 and we had the very best time!!! My husband, 15yo son and I took a 2 hour ATV tour of the desert - it was simply amazing!! Chad was patient and taught my son how to drive the ATV.
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#2 of 101 Outdoor Activities in Scottsdale
Missy and Steven did a great job introducing us to mountain biking while balancing riders of different skill sets and educating us on the flora, fauna and geographic highlights of the Scottsdale area.
I recommend this bike rental option for anyone visiting the area for a few days -- perfect way to explore the nearby mountains and enjoy the beautiful colors of AZ! I'll be a return customer for sure!
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Riverbound Sports Tempe 5.3 mi away
#1 of 21 Outdoor Activities in Tempe
Rented stand up paddleboards from Riverbound Sports - Teri made our experience womderful - easy to reserve and pick up the boards - quick lesson and directions to the beautiful beach at Saguaro Lake in Tonto Natio...
Overall, we had a smooth experience with the rental and we appreciate Teri going above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed the adventure!
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#3 of 101 Outdoor Activities in Scottsdale
Her ability to communicate with a variety of people is what inspires them to “go for it” and meet their challenges and exceed their dreams whether it’s biking or hiking or taking on a new adventure.
The guides were outstanding in terms of their attention to all of our needs, knowledge of the terrain, willingness to impart information, and care when we needed it
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#4 of 101 Outdoor Activities in Scottsdale
We have experience rock climbing indoors, and Jose was quickly able to assess our capabilities and level of comfort after only a couple of climbs.
This adventure was such a truly amazing experience for wife and I that we will remember it for our lifetimes.
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#5 of 101 Outdoor Activities in Scottsdale
What an amazing tour!! My wife and l loved every second of our couples adventure!! Brandon was a wealth of information about the beautiful Sonaran Desert!!
Beautiful scenery, fun easy to ride bikes... Brandon was a fantastic guide!! Very knowledgeable about the plant life.
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Stoneman Climbing Company Phoenix 8.3 mi away
#6 of 96 Outdoor Activities in Phoenix
I went climbing today, Aaron was my guide very knowledgeable and very nice, I have an amazing experience, I highly recommend, I want to do it again, so much fun and it was my first time will definitely ask for Aar...
I'd consider myself an intermediate climber and Neil customized the day so that we had tonnes of fun climbing and I learned some new rapelling techniques.
#6 of 101 Outdoor Activities in Scottsdale
We had an excellent tour with Dwayne, hitting many different sites in Sedona and the Grand Canyon, with ample stops along the way for photos, food, bathroom, water, etc. Lots of interesting facts and dialog back a...
The natural spring water was excellent (nice stainless water bottles are provided and yours to keep), lunches were great, and even the gift shops and fun extra stops to and from the area provided a unique experien...
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#7 of 101 Outdoor Activities in Scottsdale
2+ hours of beautiful views, fun, dirt, and sun! Whitney was the tour guide and was a wealth of knowledge, very personable, and a lot of fun!
Our guide, Mike, was incredibly knowledgeable about the vehicle, the terrain, and had a plethora of fun facts about the flora and fauna in the area.
#8 of 101 Outdoor Activities in Scottsdale
We had an absolute blast!!! Fun fun fun from the get go!! Highly recommend this for any “special group” Alli our driver guide was awesome!!!!!
It was a really fun way to gather together, see Old Town, get some exercise and indulge in some adult beverages.
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#9 of 101 Outdoor Activities in Scottsdale
Spent 1/2 the day with him the first day hiking in South Mountain Park and the second day he took me on a day trip to Sedona where we did some great hikes (in the AM and PM) and in between hikes he let me explore...
Joan did a wonderful job as our lead, educating my son and me on some history of Arizona, the local communities, the flora and fauna, and the animals that might be lurking in the wilds, as well as safely guiding u...
#10 of 101 Outdoor Activities in Scottsdale
From the owner who served us a fantastic lunch to the trail guide wranglers who were friendly, knowledgable and helpful, we had a great outing for twelve family members ages 6-60.
The horses were tame and gentle, the wranglers Pam and Kim were great, and the scenery in the Tonto National Forest was exceptional as usual.
#11 of 101 Outdoor Activities in Scottsdale
Gear tips that might be helpful for less experienced backpackers like me: 1) make sure to bring camp shoes to change into, sturdy but lightweight sandals, taking those boots off at the end of the day was soooooo n...
Havasu Fall!!!! My first backpacking trip and it was awesome!
Arizona "ING" Tours Phoenix 8.0 mi away
#16 of 96 Outdoor Activities in Phoenix
Lori Ann guided our small group of five (5) on bikes all over downtown Phoenix showing us historical buildings, street art, historical housing districts, parks, museums, restaurants and so much more.
You will get the history of the area, tips on restaurants, walk alleys, step inside lobbies of buildings, see amazing street art and overall get a great feel for the city.
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#12 of 101 Outdoor Activities in Scottsdale
Anyhow the trail is up and up and challenging with many twists and turns BUT the views are staggering and well worth the effort !! I do recommend you take water with you.
I used hiking poles and was very glad I did (I'm 55 - in good shape but appreciated the stability the poles gave me on the switchbacks.)
#13 of 101 Outdoor Activities in Scottsdale
The scenery is incredible, the rafting is exciting - particularly this year with high water, and guides are fantastic.
The river had its fair share of fun rapids, while also allowing some down time to float and enjoy the scenery/socialize amongst ourselves and the other rafters.
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#14 of 101 Outdoor Activities in Scottsdale
Whitewater rafting, fun rapids, great customer service, friendly and competent guides, spectacular food and an all around wonderful adventure - thank you to Joe our guide and to Mild to Wild Rafting for giving us...
It was a dream trip of beautiful scenery, a consistently fun river experience, and guides who inspired confidence and were also incredibly positive, knowledgeable, and enjoyable to spend the week with.
#19 of 96 Outdoor Activities in Phoenix
Make sure to bring plenty of water, snacks, and sunscreen, and climb as early in the day as you can.
I've hiked all over the world and this short but very challenging hike (2.4 mi. up and back) is a jewel.
#15 of 101 Outdoor Activities in Scottsdale
Multiple acres offering horseback rides, an opportunity to see and pet the horses, stagecoach rides, a petting zoo, facades of a small historic western town, games to play, cutouts for pictures.
The staff are extremely friendly and approachable for kids, the stagecoach ride includes all the detail you'd ever want to know about cactii, and the pony rides were a hit.
#16 of 101 Outdoor Activities in Scottsdale
Great wildflowers today especially on the Old Jeep Trail part of the loop: poppies, lupines, scorpionweed, gilia, and suncups.
Just 20 minutes from our North Scottsdale hotel is this beautiful Sonoran landscape with hiking trails to fit all needs.
Sloan Park Mesa 5.2 mi away
#4 of 30 Outdoor Activities in Mesa
Sloan Park is a must during spring training; hence, the onslaught of folks from Chicago! Beautiful park which includes great seats, lawn seating, kids play area, small citrus grove and plenty of food trucks!
Great seating layout, very good food, cold beer and beverages,extremely friendly staff, easy parking with early purchased passes, great views, very nice team sports store,.
#17 of 101 Outdoor Activities in Scottsdale
From the 3D movie with butterflies up close, to the live cocoon transformation showcase, excitement builds to be entranced by the magnificent butterfly frenzy surrounded by lush plants, stunning flowers & a water...
The atrium was fantastic - huge, plenty of space to walk around and so many lovely plants and flowers to see, with thousands of butterflies hidden amongst.
#18 of 101 Outdoor Activities in Scottsdale
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#19 of 101 Outdoor Activities in Scottsdale
Excellent facilities - rest rooms, water, nature center and normally staffed by a McDowell Sonoran Conservancy volunteer, who will suggest trails and show directions on the trail map.
Great place to mountain bike on some super chill groomed trails, but keep in mind there are a lot of hikers on the weekend, so a weekday ride is advised
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#20 of 101 Outdoor Activities in Scottsdale
Andy at AGC was extremely knowledgeable about all of the Grand Canyon rafting outfitters and helped me choose the company and duration of the trip which suited my group perfectly.
I knew I wanted to visit the Grand Canyon on a white water rafting trip but there were so many options from the length of the trip, when to go, start and end location, the kind of boat, how extensive the hiking wo...
#21 of 101 Outdoor Activities in Scottsdale
Top Golf is an excellent attraction to bring a group of family or friends and enjoy an activity while also enjoying food and beverages in an outdoor fun venue.
... which included 3 kids-15,13,10.We arrived about 6 p.m. on a Tuesday in Oct.It was packed.It is a bar atmosphere but wide open.Weather in AZ is perfect for golf most of the year so it was perfect.We ate first a...
#22 of 101 Outdoor Activities in Scottsdale
Nice clubhouse, helpful staff, well-stocked pro shop, fairly reasonable Summer green fees, location in the N Scottsdale area, and the pure natural beauty of the place.
The scenery is amazing, the course is very well maintained, and the service is fantastic.
#23 of 101 Outdoor Activities in Scottsdale
Golf is so much fun but when you add cheap drinks and an incredible technological golfing experience it's out of this world.
The games are fun and varied, and I only wish there were a few more clubs to choose from (although you can get more with a paid upgrade to Callaway clubs).
#24 of 101 Outdoor Activities in Scottsdale
Our 5 bus tour of 3 taverns was a lot of fun! We've received so many positive comments from the 60+ people who attended the event, many of whom want to come back again next year!
I describe this experience as a "bar on a bike" as you can bring your own wine/ beer making the activity even more fun!
Cholla Trail Phoenix 6.6 mi away
#22 of 96 Outdoor Activities in Phoenix
Winter visitors--don't underestimate the strenuous nature of the hike and bring sunblock, hat, and lots of water.
I read reviews and am glad I purchased appropriate hiking shoes and took along 5 bottles of water!