Lost Dog Wash Trailhead- Scottsdale

Lost Dog Wash Trailhead is one of the major access points for the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve. There are several trail options to choose from depending on the desired length and difficulty of your hike. For a complete trail guide to the southern region of the preserve, click here. We hiked for quite a ways on …

Browns Ranch Trailhead- Scottsdale

After soaring through the Arizona skies on a hot air balloon ride, we wanted to explore the desert ground below, so we drove a little ways to the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve. We turned north onto Alma School Parkway from Dynamite Boulevard and followed the road past the subdivision of homes until we hit the end. …

Pinnacle Peak Trail- Scottsdale

Pinnacle Peak Trail is one of Scottsdale’s most popular hikes. It’s located within the 150-acre Pinnacle Peak Park. For a map of the park, click here. The peak rises to an elevation of 3,169 feet (966 m). Rock climbing skills are needed to reach the summit, so we simply stuck to the main trail! As with any desert …

Old Town Scottsdale Food Tour

Meet Zach! Zach is a super friendly, mega-informative guide with Arizona Food Tours. During a recent trip to Scottsdale, we joined up with Arizona Food Tours for a delectable journey to some of Old Town’s most notable dining establishments! Welcome to the Old Town Scottsdale Food Tour What we loved about this Scottsdale food tour was the …

A Look Inside Taliesin West

About 30-minute outside of central Scottsdale is Taliesin West, architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home, which he built in the late 30’s, at the foothills of the McDowell Mountains. There are a multitude of tour options ranging from 1-3 hours. We took the 90-minute Insights Tour, which is Taliesin West’s Signature Tour. The Insights Tour includes …

Places to Eat in Scottsdale, Arizona

 There are many incredible culinary options to take advantage of on your next trip to Scottsdale. Enjoy traditional southwest cuisine, make a reservation at one of over 600 restaurants, experience the local food truck culture, and/or take a delectable journey to some of Old Town’s most notable dining establishments with Arizona Food Tours! No matter what type …

Tomcar Adventure in the Sonoran Desert w/ Green Zebra Adventures

Each time we visit a new place, we always try to experience the local adventure. For example, while in Kauai (Hawaii), we took a helicopter tour of the island and while in Winter Park (Colorado), we went snowmobiling. When planning our trip to Scottsdale, Arizona, it was of utmost priority that we go on some sort …