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Our Favorite Arizona
Parks&Trails The Inside Scoop from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Staff Members
With so many incredible parks and scenic trails to explore
Who we asked: Chandler, Mesa-Gilbert and Tempe-
Why they love it: Right off the 101, this is a great way
all over this beautiful state – whether you’re hiking, biking
to spend the afternoon! On a clear day you can see
or simply looking for a great picnicking spot – it’s difficult to know where to get started. To help point you in the right direction, we have put together a handy list of our favorite places to check out here, there and everywhere.
forever. A few switchbacks make it a little challenging, Where they go: Just south of Phoenix, South Mountain Park/Preserve boasts more than 16,000 acres of gorgeous terrain.
but the trail is very nice – wear good shoes. It is about four miles round-trip. It’s one of the best hikes that is fast and easy in the Phoenix metro area.
Why they love it: It’s one of the most overlooked
Who we asked: Oro Valley/Marana, Tucson Foothills
places, but it’s right in the heart of it all. It has terrific
and Tucson Williams Centre Offices
views, something for everyone of any skill level and great history on Arizona.
Where they go: Saguaro National Park East and West lie on either side of the city of Tucson and shelter the
Who we asked: Prescott Office
Where they go: Watson Lake is a lovely escape j u s t f o u r m i l e s o u t s i d e o f P re s c o t t , i d e a l f o r boaters, kayakers and (summertime) campers.
indisputable mascot of the Southwest – the iconic saguaro cactus.
There are tons of hiking trails in both parks
and an eight-mile drive for saguaro viewing. Great during the cooler months! Educate yourself at
Why they love it: Since we are “up the hill” from
the visitor center or learn additional information
Phoenix, we can enjoy the spring a little bit longer, stay
about the parks from on-site rangers.
local and go for a nice walk or fish at Watson Lake. The
rock formations are amazing and really take you back
Where else they go: Located in the northwestern face
to nature, where you can truly unplug and detach from
of the Santa Rita Mountains, Madera Canyon is part of
the sprawling Coronado National Forest.
Who we asked: Phoenix Metro Office
Why they love it: It’s perfect for hiking and bird watching, with beautiful scenery. And it’s only 25 miles
Where they go: Near Scottsdale, the popular Tom’s Thumb Trailhead is known not only for its fabulous views, but also for allowing leashed dogs to join in the trek. Scenery of Cathedral Rock at sunset in Sedona
southeast of Tucson!