Carefree Things to Do
Slide down the Gila Monster!
To the side of the sundial there is a small area to view the waterfall and a fun Gila Monster Slide for the kids.Related to:
- Family Travel
See the Sundial
While shopping you can walk a short distance to the center (between shops and offices) to see the world's largest sundial.Add to your Trip Planner
Carefree has many stores and boutique shops to satisfy anyone tourist or local. When the relatives come we visit the Spanish Village shopping center. They have many shops and Restaurants.Related to:
- Women's Travel
Bartlett Lake: Enjoy sunset at Bartlett Lake
Bartlett Lake is located close to Carefree, AZ, around 35 miles north of Phoenix.
Dress Code: No ties required.
Bottle of red wine would be recommended to enjoy the sunset.Related to:
- Budget Travel
- Road Trip
- Adventure Travel
El Pedregal - Carefree: Fine Southwestern Art Shopping
It's not only one shop, it's a collection of several shops of every kind, mainly southwestern art and decoration.
And all nicely set in a beautiful southwestern colors painted building complex.
What to buy: Southwestern art of all kinds:
Navajo & Hopi art, weaving art, paintings, interior decoration, and much more.
(I saw a beautiful table, made of saguaro skeleton, but it wasn't possible to ship it to my home town :-( ).
Mo-Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m;
Su: noon - 5:00 p.m.
What to pay: Depending what you buy - the "usual" things are about average.
(but it might have changed in the 14 years that I've been there)Related to:
- Road Trip
- Arts and Culture
Carefree Off The Beaten Path
Hiking around Bartlett Lake
North of Phoenix, around Bartlett Lake & Reservoir, you can experience Sonora Desert at it's best.
Hiking is easy, and a wonderful mixture of all typical sonoran desert cacti and other succulents are guaranteed.
Plus, it's not as overcrowded as other parks in the area.
(Please see my travellouge for more pictures of the hike, I took there)Related to:
- Hiking and Walking