Outdoors

Explore Gilbert’s Outdoor Wonderland

Whether you’re hiking through riparian preserves, teeing off at scenic golf courses, enjoying award-winning parks with the kids, pedaling along the extensive trail system, or meandering through Gilbert’s unique urban farming scene, all trails lead to excitement.

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Your Gateway to Iconic Arizona Desert Adventures

Discover the thrilling outdoor experiences awaiting you minutes from Gilbert. From scenic trails to exciting recreational activities, there’s no shortage of adventures to embark on in the beauty of the Sonoran Desert.

Unforgettable Outdoor Adventures

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Birding

The Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch covers 110 acres in Gilbert and boasts over 300 bird species. It’s part of the Arizona Important Bird Area Program and offers interpretive signage to aid bird identification.

Just 45 mins from Gilbert is Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Arizona’s oldest botanical garden, features 275 bird species and guided bird walks. Both locations provide rich birdwatching opportunities for enthusiasts and novices alike!

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Hiking & Trail Experiences

SanTan Regional Park in Arizona offers over eight miles of hiking trails, ranging from beginner-friendly options like the Moonlight Trail to more challenging treks like the SanTan Trail.

Lost Dutchman State Park, located near the Superstition Mountains, provides access to trails leading into the Tonto National Forest and the Superstition Mountain Wilderness. Notable trails include the Flatiron via Siphon Draw Trail, the Superstition Ridgeline Trail, and the Treasure Loop. Both parks offer diverse hiking experiences amidst stunning desert landscapes!

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Goat Yoga

Located here in Gilbert, Arizona, Goat Yoga is famous for their joyful goat yoga experience.

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Mountain Bike Tours

Take a guided trail ride with SanTan Shredders, where you’ll explore the history, the sights and sounds of nature, geology, and you may catch a glimpse of a meandering Gila monster. So, saddle up your two-wheeled steed, grab your gear, hydration, and nutrition for this truly remarkable ride through the best desert in the West, the Sonoran!

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Water Adventures

The Lower Salt River in Arizona offers a scenic array of water activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’re seeking a leisurely float down the river, kayaking adventures, or encounters with wild horses via a paddle board, this scenic waterway has something for everyone.

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Scenic Drives

For older kids and hiking enthusiasts, take a scenic drive outside of Gilbert to Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. Check out Scenic Drive AZ 88 Historic Apache Trail. Set between Canyon and Apache lake this scenic and historic road offers awe inspiring views of the Superstition Wilderness. Drive into the Historic Tortilla Flats Western Town which offers the whole family a true western experience.

3000 E. Ray Road, Gilbert, AZ 85296

4536 E. Elliot Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234

2502 E. Ray Road, Gilbert, AZ 85296

2155 E. Knox Road, Gilbert, AZ 85296

6624 S. Power Road, Gilbert, AZ 85212