In many parts of North America, hiking is a summer-only activity. Here in Arizona, it’s something you can do year-round. In fact, when it comes to outdoor exercise, our winter weather is often preferable—you can wear shorts in February. The Inn at Eagle Mountain is near some of the best Arizona parks, so when you stay here, you can enjoy hiking in Scottsdale, AZ, in addition to lavish accommodations and amenities. Escape the polar vortex this winter with some warm winter hiking in the rolling Arizona mountainside. These are our top three picks.
McDowell Mountain Trails and Events
The 40 miles of McDowell Mountain trails are just right for exercising and viewing scenery. Choose your path based on length and difficulty–they range from a half-mile to 15-miles long–when engaging in McDowell Mountain hiking. The park also has plenty of events and guided activities. This regional park is just a short drive from the Inn at Eagle Mountain, so you can soak in your suite’s whirlpool spa tub after a day full of hiking in Scottsdale, AZ.
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Just 30 minutes from the Inn at Eagle Mountain boutique hotel is Usery Mountain Regional Park. Usery Mountain offers over 29 miles of trails for hiking in Scottsdale, and many of them have high elevations with panoramic views. You’ll see tons of native plants and desert scenery while exploring this regional park. You can even enter the neighboring Tonto National Forest from its Wind Cave Trail.
Tonto National Forest Hiking in Scottsdale
The edge of this forest is right by Inn at Eagle Mountain, but it spans almost three million acres. This section of the beautiful, rugged Arizona countryside offers an expansive selection of trails. Tonto National Forest hiking is unbeatable; the variety in elevation and terrain makes the forest appealing to all kinds of visitors. Be sure to get a look at the gorgeous, winding, Salt River.
Luxury and Hiking in Scottsdale, AZ
The beauty of Inn at Eagle Mountain is its proximity to city civilization and rural, desert scenery. You can have a night out on the town and a day of natural seclusion all within 24 hours. Work up an appetite by hiking in Scottsdale, then sit down at our rustic patio restaurant for a tasty Southern meal. Call 855-988-4745 to reserve your winter escape.