Arizona Sonoran Desert - Places Directory

Box Canyon, Mineral Mountains Buckeye Hills Bumble Bee/Black Canyon Casa Grande Mountains Superstition Mountains Goldfield Mountains Cactus Plain Wilderness Ajo - former mining town Eagletail Mountains incl Courthouse Rock Hieroglyphic Mts. and Hells Gate Wilderness Area Lake Pleasant Regional Park Sierra Estrella Saguaro National Monument - East Unit Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument White Tanks Mountains Painted Rock Mountains Nature Conservancy Hassyamapa Preserve Sta. Catalina Mts. - Mt. Lemmon McDowell Mountain Regional Park Mesquite Wash Vulture Peak Palm Canyon, KOFA Mountains Saddle Mountain Ballantine Trail - Sonoran Desert wildfire Aravaipa Wilderness White Canyon Wilderness Rackensack Canyon and Camp Creek Pima Canyon, Sta. Catalina Mts. Picacho Peak

<<-- Use the clickable map or the list to navigate. Sonoran Desert place names in bold have more extensive descriptions. Scroll down this page for places in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area.

Arizona Desert Places near Phoenix

There are so many beautiful and fascinating places to visit in the Sonoran Desert that it is only possible to point the visitor to some of them. Like most I must work in a big city and find that I cannot get far from it on short weekends. Thus a disproportionate number of nature trail recommendations lie close to Phoenix, Arizona.

  1. Papago Park & the Desert Botanical Garden
  2. Grenada City Park
  3. Lookout Mountain Park
  4. North Mountain Park
  5. Piestewa Peak (Squaw)
  6. South Mountain Park
  7. White Tank Mountains
  8. Superstition Mountains
  9. Usery Mountain Park
  10. Thunderbird Park, Glendale -- (Hedgepeth Hills)
  11. Grand Canal, Phoenix and Indian Bend, Scottsdale
  12. Scottsdale Ponds Birding
  13. Cave Creek Recreation Area
  14. Camelback Mountain
  15. McDowell Mountain Park
  16. Estrella Mountains
  17. Reach 11 Recreation Area
  18. Tres Rios - Phoenix Wastewater Reclaimation
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