Take a Hike Arizona Launches New Guided Hiking Operation

Tuesday 12.31.2013 @ 8:37pm | ImagesAZ | Community


Take a Hike Arizona is launching its new guided hiking adventures in Cave Creek and Scottsdale by offering special pricing through New Year’s weekend.

Take a Hike Arizona is based out of the Spur Cross Stables in Cave Creek. The company provides one- to four-hour customized interpretive guided hikes into Arizona State Trust Land and the Tonto National Forest in Cave Creek, and in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale.

“The Sonoran Desert, especially the uplands area around Phoenix, is a remarkable environment,” said Tom Thieding, manager of Take a Hike Arizona. “We’ll make sure guests will experience, explore, and enjoy the Sonoran Desert in a manner that is safe, fun, and educational.”

One of the featured hikes is a four-hour hike following Cave Creek into the Tonto National Forest to Native American petroglyphs that are estimated to be at least 600 years old.

Hikes are provided to individuals, families and groups and tailored to the ability of hikers from easy trails to challenging climbs. All hikers are provided bottled water and snacks, and desert bingo for kids.