Climb 2,700 feet to the peak of Scottsdale’s most iconic natural landmark to enjoy stunning views of the Valley of Sun and the surrounding desert landscape. Located adjacent to Paradise Valley, Camelback Mountain is named for its unique shape which resembles the hump and head of a kneeling camel.
Surrounded by brilliant red-rock buttes, Sedona is the perfect town to explore Arizona's deep history and vibrant art scene. Located just south of Flagstaff, this eclectic community is home to a number of exclusive art galleries and spas, with extensive hiking trails and world-class bird-watching in the surrounding region.
Take the journey of a lifetime to explore the most iconic natural landmark in the United States. More than 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and over a mile deep, the Grand Canyon contains six million years of geological history and thousands of years of Native American cultural and spiritual significance.
Desert Botanical Garden
Roam through 140 acres of breathtaking Sonoran flora at the Desert Botanical Garden. Founded in the 1930s, the garden is home to more than 21,000 desert plants and offers a multitude of hiking trails along with special tours, events, and exhibitions.
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Explore more than 180 miles of breathtaking hiking trails, including the famed Tom Thumb’s Trail, in addition to exceptional mountain biking, horseback riding, and rock-climbing at McDowell Sonoran Preserve, a pristine desert habitat in Scottsdale.
Arcology, defined and popularized by Paolo Soleri, contemplates the intersection of dense, urban architectural development and the natural world. Beginning with his fellowship residency at Taliesin West, Soleri grappled with the concept of constructing densely populated communities with minimal human impact upon the environment. Soleri began constructing his own arcological experiment in 1970—Arcosanti, which is an artistic and intellectual enclave that continues to grow.