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2 hour Arizona Desert Guided Tour on Teryx UTV
"The guided UTV tour begins approximately 45 minutes north of Phoenix in the Sonoran desert near the Agua Fria River Valley. This area amidst the beautiful Bradshaw Mountains is perfect for off-roading. There are creek crossings and places for wash riding ghost towns and abandoned gold mines as well as gorgeous views of the Arizona landscape. You’ll be accompanied by a certified guide with a vast knowledge of the plant life wildlife history and climate of the area. You can hear stories about the Native Americans who once farmed
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3 hour Arizona Desert Guided Tour by Teryx UTV
"The guided UTV tour begins approximately 45 minutes north of Phoenix in the Sonoran desert near the Agua Fria River Valley. This area amidst the beautiful Bradshaw Mountains is perfect for off-roading. There are creek crossings and places for wash riding ghost towns and abandoned gold mines as well as gorgeous views of the Arizona landscape. You’ll be accompanied by a certified guide with a vast knowledge of the plant life wildlife history and climate of the area. You can hear stories about the Native Americans who once farmed
From $222.00
 
3 Hour Arizona Desert Guided Tour by ATV
"The guided ATV tour begins approximately 45 minutes north of Phoenix in the Sonoran desert near the Agua Fria River Valley. This area amidst the beautiful Bradshaw Mountains is perfect for off-roading. There are creek crossings and places for wash riding ghost towns and abandoned gold mines as well as gorgeous views of the Arizona landscape. You’ll be accompanied by a certified guide with a vast knowledge of the plant life wildlife history and climate of the area. You can hear stories about the Native Americans who once farmed
From $222.00

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Grand Canyon Scenic Train Ride

You can go to the Grand Canyon by scenic train ride from Williams. Near the station at Williams is a nice hotel with a rustic feel at the lobby- called the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. It has the...
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jumpingnorman
Nov 09, 2008

Pan for Gold near Phoenix - $900 an ounce!

Arizona has a rich history of gold prospectors...and now you can share in the fun! The Superstition Mountain Treasure Hunters do provide free gold panning lessons and a learning center. You can watch...
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jumpingnorman
Apr 08, 2009

Climb Lookout Mountain

In the winter, most "official" hiking mountains in Phoenix are packed, with long waits for parking and crowded trails (especially Camelback and Squaw Peak). But there is one official trail that is...
dshinkle
Apr 04, 2011

Camelback Mountain-A Real Hiking Challenge

I did the hike 1 1/4 miles one way; or 2 1/2 miles round trip in two hours. If the elevation gain of 60 degrees pitch with 1200 feet gain is considered, the actual round trip is closer to 4 miles....
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BruceDunning
Dec 28, 2010

Piestewa Peak Hike in Phoenix Mountains

This hike was nearly as challenging as Camelback. It is 1 1/4 miles one way, but elevation gain of 1200 feet at 60 degree angle makes it equal to about 2 miles one way. The trail is rocky nearly all...
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BruceDunning
Dec 27, 2010

A Beautiful Scenic Drive

While you are in Phoenix be sure to drive take a drive to the Cheyenne Pass. The trip to the pass is a nice drive and once you get the the Pass, yikes, but worth it.The Pass road is very narrow and is...
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changeinlatitude
Apr 28, 2006

White Tank Mountains - The hottest place on Earth!

The 30,000-acre White Tank Mountain Regional Park is the largest regional park in Maricopa County. There are 25 miles of multi-use trails in the park, ranging in length from 0.9 to 7.9 miles and...
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shamu1
May 07, 2007

White Tanks Regional Park

White Tanks is on the east side of Phoenix, and from where I was staying it was about a 15-20 minute drive. From downtown, I'd say that it's about 45-50 minutes. It's not as popular as some of the...
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DrexelDragon
Nov 23, 2004

Squaw Peak becomes Piestewa Peak

In 2003, Squaw Peak was renamed Piestewa Peak in honor of Lori Piestewa, a Native American US soldier killed in Iraq. The name Squaw Peak had been controversial to many Native Americans due to the...
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goingsolo
May 05, 2005

Grand Canyon

It is too too famous and is impossible of explanation for me.......LOLIf there is a car, it is convenient, but, as for you, there are a lot of tour buses from Phoenix city.
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MAIGO
Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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Things to Do Near Phoenix

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St. Mary's Basilica

Another great thing in the area that is free. We were only in the area for 3 days and this was on my list of things to check out. We spent alot of time driving around finding murals and it was...
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Chase Field

Located right in the downtown area, it draws the obvious crowd to sporting events, in addition to concerts and public activities Arizona Diamondbacks play here. The stadium was completed in 1998, and...
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Heritage Square Park

Smack in the middle of downtown, there is a preserved area that was the original founding of the city area back in 1872, when it laid out 320 acres of ground to create a town center. The remaining 5...
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Arizona Science Center

It is a string of shops, mostly all lower end and tourist type gift appeal. The concept was to have upscale shops and draw and large crowd of tourism and locals to the center. It has not worked out...
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Rosson House Museum

It was built by Dr. Rosson in 1895 for $7525; a lot of money back then in order to have a grand Victorian home in the first outlying suburb of the town of Phoenix, located further to the west. It...
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Phoenix Art Museum

February 2013 Just a few weekends ago, I was wondering what to do with the kids when a friend from Facebook told me about the free entrance to the Phoenix Museum for Bank of America cardholders on the...
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