5 Awesome Adventures to Have in Phoenix Right Now

phoenix arizona


Brandon Sullivan; Scully dspaz.com; IG user: @emitoms

THE VALLEY OF the Sun has so much more than cacti and margaritas. These five active adventures prove it. They include horses, hikes, hot air balloons, and (okay) some cacti—but they’re kind of hard to miss around these parts.

fort mcdowell adventures

IG user: @emitoms

1. Ride On

For a two-hour core workout, let Fort McDowell Adventures guide you on horseback across the Verde River as you behold the Four Peaks and the Superstition Mountains.

rainbow ryders

Rainbow Ryders/Travis Johnson Storyteller Productions Inc

2. Go (Way) Up

Because if you’re going to ascend a couple thousand feet anywhere, it’s tough to beat sweeping views of the cactus-studded Sonoran Desert and Phoenix Mountains. Book your trip with Rainbow Ryders.

camelback mountain echo canyon trail

Brandon Sullivan

3. Conquer Camelback Mountain

Wake up early and head for Cholla Trail (narrow, scenic) or Echo Canyon (steeper, shorter). Either path will reward you with a 360 degree panorama—and a workout.

kimpton hotel palomar

courtesy kimpton hotel palomar

4. Hit Downtown

Book the Kimpton Hotel Palomar, where you can settle in with a cocktail from the roof-top Eden Bar and then walk two blocks and order a beef Wellington for two at Wren & Wolf.

view of lake pleasant in lake pleasant regional park sonoran desert arizona usa

Getty Images/iStockPhoto

5. Find Water

Lake Pleasant Regional Park and its nearly 10,000-acre reservoir sit 45 minutes from downtown. Fish, scuba, Jet Ski, or just soak it all in at one of the lake’s floating restaurants: Scorpion Bay Grill and Dillon’s Bayou.

This article originally appears in the March/April 2024 issue of Men’s Health.


Watch Next

preview for Men's Health US Section - All Sections & Videos

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below


Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *