Depart from Scottsdale for a limited-time-only tour of the Verde Valley, including the historic ghost town Jerome and stunning night time views from a first-class seat on the Verde Canyon Railroad with DETOURS of Arizona. Departing just before sunset Aug. 25 and Sept. 15, the train will roll through the Canyon in time to watch the golden sun fall behind the mountains and offer a glimpse at the nocturnal wildlife underneath the light of the night sky on the way back.
Those looking to take wheels of a different kind for a spin can find their own adventure with new Gravel Bikes to be added to Arizona Outback Adventures‘ fleet this fall. Or, visitors can gear up for a longer trek and let the AOA crew be the guide with a new, three-day Aravaipa Canyon backpacking trip, starting and ending in Scottsdale. The scenic trip showcases one of Arizona’s most unique hiking destinations with opportunities for swimming in Aravaipa Creek and camping in the lush canyon.