McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Articles

  • Things to do in Scottsdale, Arizona

    There’s never a shortage of exciting things to do in and around Scottsdale, Arizona! Here are some of our favorite attractions and activities to get your Scottsdale itinerary off to a great start. Downtown Art & Shopping…

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  • Megan About Town: Discovering Scottsdale’s Sonoran Desert

    One-third of Scottsdale’s land is permanently protected, sustainable desert habitat acreage. That’s pretty unheard of for an urban setting like Scottsdale. Many years ago, concerned Scottsdale citizens came together to ensure that the McDowell Mountains and the…

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  • Horse Events Scottsdale Style

        Horse culture is as much as part of Scottsdale as world-class resorts and Spring Training. Whether it’s police officers on horseback making their way down the downtown Scottsdale streets, trotting on the trails in the…

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  • Blaze New Trails

    The McDowell Sonoran Preserve has been the go-to spot for beautiful scenery and great hikes in the Scottsdale area. This past October, the Preserve opened up Brown’s Ranch Trailhead in North Scottsdale. The hike is a short, 3-…

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  • 6 Ideas for an Over-the-Top Proposal

    The story of how you popped the question is one you’ll tell for the rest of your life. Set the scene for a memorable engagement tale with a Scottsdale-style proposal. Authentic Arizona Every cowboy or girl needs…

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  • Free Family Fun at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve

    October is a great time to start hiking! Join the McDowell Sonoran Preserve for free guided hikes, or enjoy the Preserve on a self-guided experience. If you can’t come out in October, visit our website for hikes…

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  • Holiday-Themed Hikes in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve

    Scottsdale has one of the largest urban preserves in the country. It is home to stunning geography, lush cacti forests and diverse wildlife. It features award-winning trails and facilities. And one of the best ways to experience…

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  • Tour de Scottsdale 2011

    About 1,500 cyclists from around the Valley and around the nation and hundreds of spectators are expected at the 8th annual Tour de Scottsdale on Oct. 2. The ride, which launches from DC Ranch in north Scottsdale,…

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  • Join the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy for National Trails Day

    How are you planning to celebrate the American Hiking Society’s 19th annual National Trails Day coming up Saturday, June 4th? National Trails Day is the largest trails celebration in the country. Thousands of people come out across…

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  • Activities Continue for McDowell Sonoran Conservancy’s 20th Anniversary

    The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy’s 20th anniversary celebrations continue with these special events throughout May. Enjoy these upcoming activities: Take Your Best Shot for Conservation! Photography Workshop, March 31 and April 2: Professional outdoor photographer Richard Buchbinder will…

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