Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Extreme Adventure in the Great (Warm) Outdoors!

While much of the country is covered in snow, folks in Scottsdale are outside enjoying bright sunny days. Jealous? Don’t be. You could be here, too! In fact, here are our suggestions for the perfect Scottsdale warm weather escape:

Extreme Adventure
Scottsdale is alive with the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert. Before you visit, get to know just some of our most popular desert plant dwellers.

Travel through some of Arizona’s most stunning landscape with Desert Splash Seaplane Adventures’ tour along the Apache Trail and take part in a water landing before your return to Scottsdale Airport. (1.25 hours)

Take a canyoneering journey with 360 Adventures to Roosevelt Lake where you’ll go on hiking, wading, swimming and rappelling excursions through some of the surrounding area’s most beautiful canyons. (full day)

Winding through the McDowell Mountain Regional Park with Arizona Outback Adventures’ bike tours afford 70-mile views of Sonoran Desert flora, fauna, geology and rich history that you won’t soon forget! (half-, full-, multi-day tours available)

Desert Wolf Tours and Green Zebra Adventures offer high-octane, self-driven tours using their fleet of TomCars, vehicles originally developed for the Israeli Special Defense Forces. (half-, full-day tours available)

Learn to rope and ride with the best of ‘em during Arizona Cowboy College’s two-day crash course at an authentic cattle ranch, after which you’ll spend four days working side-by-side with cowboys on the range. (week-long tour)

Looking for some outdoor fun that’s not quite as high-octane? Don’t miss the Scottsdale’s long list of hiking opportunities, including expert-led walks with Take a Hike Arizona.