Local Adventures in Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale is bursting with unique attractions, invigorating outdoor activities and unforgettable adventures that captivate your spirit. Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and desert eco-tours under idyllic blue skies, or trek the city’s scenic trails. Go river rafting and kayaking, or explore the tranquil horizon with hot air balloon adventures.

two women sit on rocks at the top of the mountain they've hiked up

Experience Scottsdale, Arizona

From theatres and museums to sporting events and culinary festivals, Scottsdale is an urban oasis in the desert. Experience the culture and art of Scottsdale at attractions like the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Heard Museum, Museum of the West, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Phoenix Zoo, and Cosanti, home and studio of renowned architect Paolo Soleri. Celebrate the rich history and native cultures of Arizona with such unique offerings as the Scottsdale ArtWalk, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and the PGA’s Phoenix Open. Take some time to visit the nearby communities of Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa.

hot air balloon rising above cacti

Tours & Activities

  • Hiking Tours (Including Camelback Mountain – seasonal)
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Canyoneering
  • Grand Canyon Airline or Helicopter Tours
  • Hummer Tours: Day & Evening
  • Salt River Water Floating (seasonal)
  • Grand Canyon White Water Rafting (seasonal)
  • Fishing Day Trips
  • Hot Air Balloon Tours: Sunrise or Sunset
  • Kartchner Cavern State Park Tours
  • Soaring
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jeep Tours
  • Four Peaks & Table Mesa Trails
  • Gold Mining Town or Ghost Town Tours
  • ATV Tours through Sonoran Desert or Sedona
  • Wild West & City Day Trips
  • Verde Canyon Railroad Adventures
  • Grand Canyon Railway

A vibrant cultural adventure awaits in Scottsdale

Scottsdale Guide