Scottsdale sits in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, the most verdant and biologically diverse desert in North America. The mountains, rivers and lush expanses of cacti-studded landscapes provide the perfect setting for outdoor adventures of any kind. Why not take a guided tour? Taking you away from the beaten path into pristine valleys and canyons. You may chose to enjoy a taste of the Old West by horseback on a morning trail ride through the McDowell Mountain foothills. If you prefer to hike or bike Scottsdale is also your paradise – with a bountiful network of well-maintained trails, including those at Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Pinnacle Peak Park and Camelback Mountain.
You’re pretty much guaranteed blue-sky days every day of the year in Scottsdale. During the winter months of November through March the average daytime temperature is in the mid 70’s whilst in the summer months it soars to the high 90’s and above… but with a low humidity all year round you never feel uncomfortable. Simply perfect!