Things to Do Outdoors Around Phoenix

No matter how far you wish to travel from the city center, outdoor adventures are easily found in and around Phoenix—including hiking and mountain-biking one of the Valley’s prominent mountains or escaping to the east for a day of boating on Saguaro Lake. 

The season often dictates the activities here. Water sports at nearby lakes and floating along the Salt River are best saved for summer months, whereas rock climbing and horseback riding are most enjoyed when the desert cools down October through April. Any time of year, be sure to bring a hat, sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen and water before embarking on your outdoor adventure!