The 21,099 acre McDowell Mountain Regional Park is just a few miles north, between Fountain Hills and Rio Verde. One of the largest in the Maricopa County Park System, the McDowell Mountain Regional Park is probably best known as a mecca for mountain biking enthusiasts from across the country, yet it is also a fantastic place to hike, horseback ride, camp, RV, picnic, bird-watch, stargaze, take photographs or just get out and enjoy nature. There is a $6.00 per vehicle fee to enter the park! If you visit frequently then you might want to obtain a Maricopa Mountain Parks Annual Pass, or a Senior Pass, which is free.
The beautiful Sonoran Desert in bloom.
McDowell Mountain Regional Park has over 50 miles of trails within its boundaries, and the western edge of the Park borders the McDowell Sonoran Preserve which has an additional 50-plus miles of hiking and biking trails! Several International marathons, bicycle, mountain bike and fun runs draw contestants from across the globe, but most of the
The park has an amazing range of activities each month, and publishes a monthly calendar. “Ranger Amy” is a crowd favorite, but her interpretive hike with the “Creepy Crawlies of the Desert” is a favorite for adventurers of all ages. The next class is scheduled for February 23, 2013.
Date: February 23rd
Time: 1-2 pm
Contact: Amyburnett@mail.maricopa.gov / 480-471-0173 Ext. 201
Ranger Amy guides you on this event and there is no registration required!
Enjoy the hikes through the Sonoran Desert with Ranger Amy.
Photography is another favorite pastime in our beautiful Sonoran Desert…and the Park sponsors dozens of hikes each week that provide the perfect opportunity to capture the essence of the Fountain Hills area. Regularly schedules Fitness hikes every Friday are enjoyed by dozens of visitors and locals alike, and a special cell phone photo hike is planned for March, where you might catch the early desert wildflowers.
We, at Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate know how stunning our surroundings are. We hope you enjoy the hikes and the beautiful scenery that we wake up to everyday. If you would like to enjoy our weather and scenery everyday, then please drop by our office and we can help find you the perfect Desert Oasis of your own! www.150ways.com