in Mesa, AZ
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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.
Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Hawes Loop Mountain Bike Trail
N Bush Hwy
Mesa, AZ 85215 Directions
If you are one of those people who think that the world looks better from behind a set of bicycle handlebars, then you definitely need to experience the thrill of taking on the Hawes Loop Mountain Bike Trail. This trail overlooks the city and the view from every vantage point is nothing less than spectacular. The McDowell Mountains are eastward and the city of Phoenix is to the west. The northward view features both Red Mountain and the Salt River. In addition to taking water and your helmet, you just might want to bring along your camera, too!
Pass Mountain Trail
Striking natural beauty awaits you when you take to the Pass Mountain Trail. This trail loops through the western Goldfield Mountains which are northeast of Mesa. If you feel like getting away from it all, this trail will make you feel as if you did, since its remoteness is one of its many attributes. The trail stretches out for 2.3 miles and while challenging at times, is still inviting enough for even the most casual trail enthusiast to enjoy it and the great outdoors.
Quail Run Dog Park
4155 E Virginia
Mesa, AZ 85209 Directions
Man's best friend needs to get out and enjoy some recreation just like his human friends do, so enjoy a day outdoors together with your pooch when you make plans to visit the Quail Run Dog Park. This is a completely fenced 3-acre area that includes such amenities as separate areas for timid and active dogs, park benches, water fountains and much more.
Salt River Tubing and Recreation Inc.
9200 N Bush Hwy
Mesa, AZ 85215 Directions
While it's obvious that when you spend time in Mesa, you're in the Arizona desert, that doesn't mean that you can't cool down in a really fun way by experiencing the fun of Salt River Tubing. Drift along the river through the Tonto National Forest to experience some truly amazing and breathtaking scenery. The duration of your tube-oriented adventure varies and depends on where your starting point is as well as the current of the river. Children must be at least eight years old and four feet tall to enjoy this attraction. One convenient fee covers the cost of parking, tube rental and shuttle service. A deposit may be required. Also, don't forget to bring snacks, sunglasses and sunscreen!
3440 S Hawes Rd
Mesa, AZ 85212 Directions
It's rare when you can take the kids to a place that is as educational as it is fun. Fortunately, at least one of those types of attractions can still be enjoyed in Mesa when you take the family on a Superstition Farm Tour. The tour is offered on a walk-in basis and lets visitors experience what it is like to work on an actual dairy farm. Not only will you tour the facility and learn about everything that has to be done on a daily basis, you may actually get to do some of the work yourself!
Y Bar Basin-Barnhardt Canyon Loop
Want to hit the trail and experience something truly memorable? Then plan to spend some time outdoors at the Y Bar Basin-Barnhardt Canyon Loop. This is an area that seamlessly melds what appears to be untouched wilderness with well-marked and well-maintained trails. It is, in a sense, the best of both natural worlds. The route of the trail will take you around the range's highest peak as well as a variety of different types of terrain located in the Mazatzal Wilderness.