The Great Outdoors of Scottsdale

November 27, 2017

When looking for a place to call home that includes a plethora of outdoor activities, look no further than Scottsdale, Arizona! Home to over 300 days of sunshine and numerous places to explore, the Valley of the Sun will not let you down with endless possibilities for hiking, biking, horseback riding, ballooning, golfing, shopping and nature’s exterior adventures.


Scottsdale is one of the state’s hubs for top-rated hiking trails for the beginner or expert outdoor enthusiast. Located just minutes from Northern Scottsdale is one of the most popular mountains…. Pinnacle Peak. This trail, which holds a moderate rating, is 2,889 feet high and offers spectacular views of the surrounding areas. In addition, Tom Thumb Trail, Sunrise Peak and Gateway Trail are some of the most popular trails in the Scottsdale area.

Mountain Biking

If exploring the Scottsdale mountains on a bike is more your style, you won’t be disappointed by the offerings in this prestigious area. Tom Thumb Trail, Gateway Loop Trail and Lost Dog Wash Trail all receive high ridability rankings from You’ll be captivated by the beauty that surrounds you on this exploration whether you are looking for a smooth ride through the desert of something a little more diverse with peaks and valleys.

Horseback Riding

Let’s face it, when you think of Arizona, you can’t help but think of the Old West and cowboys. Whether you decide to stick close to Scottsdale and visit Macdonald’s Ranch or MTM Ranch for a guided ride, or giddy-up over to Cave Creek where you can join Cave Creek Outfitters or Windwalker Expeditions, you are sure to not only receive a history lesson but the desert flora and fauna will simply take your breath away as you ride.


Soaring, floating and being high above the ground offers a soothing experience for our adventurists. Hot air ballooning allows you to see Scottsdale from thousands of feet above the ground and soak in unsurpassed beauty from every angle. Most ballooning tours offer champagne breakfasts or events directly following the ride so you can make a special day of your sky-high encounter.


With over 300 golf courses in the state of Arizona, and approximately 200 of those being in Scottsdale, if you’re a golfer, this is the city for you! Varying from private to public, each course offers a unique perspective of the spectacular beauty that surrounds you on the greens. So grab your clubs and get ready to tee up to some of the best golf facilities you have ever experienced.


Thanks to the wonderful weather that the Valley of the Sun offers, specialty boutiques, outdoor malls and unique exterior venues have been built throughout the state, particularly in Scottsdale and Cave Creek. So whether you want to pick up that unique sculpture or simply do your daily shopping, you’ll find what you’re looking for just around the corner.

Outdoor Adventures

Arizona also offers rafting, boating, kayaking, tubing, and paddle boarding in lakes and rivers throughout the state. Use your imagination as your guide and experience all this desert oasis has to offer.

Should you decide to bring the adventure to your own front door and make Scottsdale your home, consider Chateau Crest. Supreme Auctions will offer this luxury four-bedroom, six-bathroom estate on 1.15 acres at a no-reserve auction on December 16, 2017. This exclusive property offers an abundance of amenities making it ideal for the outdoor enthusiast with its gourmet kitchen, en suite bedrooms, library, home theatre, game room, expansive outdoor space, negative-edge heated pool, six fireplaces, wine room, and four-and-a-half car garage. To learn more, contact Supreme Auctions at (866) 929-2243 or visit

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