Desert Hiking

Scenic Guided Hikes

Explore the scenic Sonoran Desert with an experienced guide. Learn about local plants, animals, geology, and history. A variety of treks are available, from modest rolling desert to challenging mountain terrain.

Hiking shoes are recommended, but any sturdy athletic footwear will do. Wearing a hat is a good idea. We’ll supply a waist pack, water bottle, and transportation.

Here are some options:

Overton Trail
RATING: Moderate. Some climbing.

  • Classic 3.2-mile loop hike.
  • Good choice for most hikers.


Slate Trail
RATING: Moderate. Great scenery.

  • Up to 3.3 miles total — out & back.
  • Dense stands of saguaro cactus.


Go John Trail
RATING: Moderate-to-Strenuous.

  • Long, 5.8-mile loop.
  • Includes steep & rugged terrain.


“Walk the Rock” (October – May)
Follow a guide through the boulders on this short, but rugged, primitive path through raw desert habitat, just a stone’s throw from the resort. Get a close-up look at “Levitation Rock,” and 700-year-old Hohokam Indian artifacts.