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Day Trips from Phoenix

If your vacation is based in Phoenix, there are many interesting and fun things to do just a drive away.

Apache Trail - Phoenix Scenic Drive on the Apache Trail
A drive on the Apache Trail is one of the most scenic drives near the Phoenix area. This well-travelled road affords visitors an incredible view of canyons, geologic formations, desert plants and trees, desert and lake views, and wildflowers in season.

Betty's Trail Rides - Real Old West Horseback Riding Adventure
Betty's Trail Rides in Morristown near Lake Pleasant, Arizona provides hourly to a half day horseback trail rides in a historic and scenic desert setting.

Day Hiking in the Superstition Mountains – Phoenix Area
Hieroglyphic Canyon Trail - One crisp winter day we headed east from Phoenix to the beautiful Superstition Mountains. Our destination was a short but scenic hike.

Driving 89A Oak Creek Canyon From Sedona to Flagstaff
Especially on a warm day, the 13 mile drive up 89A into shaded Oak Creek Canyon can be an ideal experience. As you drive through Uptown Sedona, you will soon leave the hustle and bustle of the town and find yourself driving through an ever-narrowing beautiful canyon

Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix
When visiting the Phoenix area it may be well worth your while to plan a short trip to the Grand Canyon. While camping, mule tours, air tours and back country hiking trips may be a part of some vacation plans, often people just want to drive up for a day or two, see the magnificence of the Grand Canyon, and then head back to the Phoenix area.

Lake Pleasant Regional Park - Phoenix, Arizona
Lake Pleasant Regional Park is just north of Phoenix. The large lake recreation area offers recreational opportunities such as camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

Montezuma's Castle and Tuzigoot Historic Sites
About one and a half hours north of Phoenix are two National Monuments that are well worth a day trip from the Phoenix area.

MTM Ranch - Horseback Riding Adventure,, Cave Creek, Arizona
MTM Ranch in Cave Creek, Arizona provides hourly to all day horseback trail rides in a beautiful saguaro forest setting.

Photographing Wildflowers in the Arizona Desert
March in the Arizona desert, especially after a rain, produces amazingly beautiful wildflowers. Enjoy our wildflower photography.

Pioneer Living History Village
Located 30 minutes north of downtown Phoenix, you'll visit over 90 acres of an old 1800's town, with no cars or smog! Just authentic buildings and historically accurate reproductions.

Saguaro Lake Recreation Near Phoenix, Arizona
Saguaro Lake is a very scenic recreation area only 41 miles from Phoenix and 15 miles from Fountain Hills, Arizona. Boating, fishing, picnicing and hiking are avaialble at Saguaro Lake.

The Verde Canyon Railroad
The Verde Canyon Railroad (formerly the Verde Valley Railroad) of Arizona was originally built to support Arizona's richest copper mine, located in Jerome. Now visitors enjoy the Verde Canyon Railway excursions to enjoy a leisurely trip, view the natural surroundings and participate in special events.

Way Out West Art Fest Brings Fine Art to Cave Creek, Arizona
The Sonoran Arts League hosts the Way Out West Art Fest, fine art show at Stagecoach Village in Cave Creek. The juried show is one of the few Arizona fine art shows coordinated by artists and takes place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, in February from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Stagecoach Village, 7100 E. Cave Creek Road, in Cave Creek, Arizona

White Tanks Riding Stables - Ride Beautiful White Tank Regional Park
White Tanks Riding Stables provides guided trail rides, horse-drawn wagon ride, children's pony rides and group activities.

Wuertz Farm Gourd Festival in Casa Grande, Arizona
Wuertz Farm is noted for growing gourds... all shapes of Gourds. But come February, Wuertz Farm hosts a big Gourd Festival in Casa Grande, Arizona.

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