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Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona

Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona

Whether you’re hiking red rock trails in the Valley of the Sun or relaxing in Scottsdale’s resorts, take Arizona at your own speed with Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona. Inside you’ll find:
  • Strategic, flexible itineraries like a luxurious desert getaway, a family road trip, and the 4-day best of the Valley of the Sun
  • Unique experiences and can’t-miss sights: Explore the local art scene, from Native American exhibits to contemporary galleries, and taste the best Sonoran-style cuisine this side of the Mexican border. Luxuriate in five-star resorts, world-class spas, and gourmet restaurants. Go stargazing in Sedona or bar-hopping in Scottsdale. Hike water-carved canyons and climb mountains or hit the links in the golf capital of the West. Discover the rich culture of the Native American people who first settled the Valley, and venture to the leafy respite of Oak Creek Canyon to picnic between trout-filled ponds and towering red-rock monoliths
  • The top spots for outdoor adventures, from rock climbing and hiking along hidden mountain trails to sunset hot air ballooning and exhilarating desert Jeep tours
  • Expert advice from Phoenix local Lilia Menconi on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay, with special focus on the best resorts in the area
  • Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Thorough background on the culture, environment, wildlife, and history
With Moon’s practical tips and local know-how, you can experience Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Sedona your way.

Expanding your trip? Try Moon Arizona & the Grand Canyon. Hitting the road? Try Moon Southwest Road Trip.

Moon Take a Hike Phoenix

Moon Take a Hike Phoenix

Grab your water bottle and explore more than 75 great hikes in and around Phoenix. The Valley of the Sun offers thousands of acres for hardcore hikers and first-timers alike to enjoy Arizona’s amazing landscape. Inside Moon Take a Hike Phoenix you’ll find:
  • Detailed Descriptions: Find the right hike for you with thoughtful and thorough descriptions of what to expect along each trail. Pick from a variety of hikes ranging from flat routes suitable for families to challenging rock scrambles. Escape the city for a few hours or take a day-long trek to ultimate solitude.
  • Quick Reference: Compare difficulty ratings, distance, and elevation gain to pick which trail to tackle in an easy-to-scan chart. Icons identify hikes that are dog-friendly or wheelchair accessible-and highlights like historic sites, wildlife, and wildflowers
  • Maps and Directions: Easy-to-use maps for each trail showing topography and elevation. Point-by-point navigation guides you along the right path and prepares you for changes in terrain. All hikes include GPS coordinates and detailed driving directions (including access via public transit when available) for each trailhead.
  • Best-of Lists: Get ideas for where to start with hikes sorted by interest or difficulty, including “Best Near Water,” “Best Summit Views,” and “Best Kid-Friendly Hikes.”
  • Trusted Advice: Born and raised in Phoenix, author Lilia Menconi shares the experience and knowledge she’s gained hiking in and around her hometown. Lilia also includes essential tips on desert safety and ways to beat the heat.
Whether you’re a veteran or a first-time hiker, a lifelong resident or a brand new transplant, Moon Take a Hike Phoenix will have you ready to lace up your hiking boots and head out on your next adventure.

Looking to explore beyond Phoenix? Try Moon Southwest Road Trip. Ready for an overnight outdoor adventure? Check out Moon Grand Canyon.