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Desert Mountain Lifestyle – The Hiking Trails

Unique to Desert Mountain is the private hiking and Equestrian trail system.

Desert Mountain's Hiking Trail Map

Desert Mountain’s Hiking Trail Map

The hiking trails consist of more than fifteen miles of trail segments that offer a wide range of hiking experiences with varying degrees of difficulty, leading to the Continental Mountain’s eastern slope and its dramatic  Sonoran desert panoramas. Pass through Saguaro cactus forests, a colorful riparian basin and up to a scenic point, with views stretching all the way to Tucson’s Catalina Mountains.

Saguaro on the Desert Mountain Hiking Trail

Saguaro on the Desert Mountain Hiking Trail

Climb to a 4,100-foot elevation to view local landmarks such as Skull Mesa, New River Mesa, Elephant Butte – and an incredible 90 miles west, all the way to Harquahala Peak beyond the town of Wickenburg.

AZ Desert tortoise

 

Be sure to watch out for the slow-moving, indigenous Desert Tortoise along the way.

 

 

Desert Mountain recently received the ‘American Trails Developer Award’ from the non-profit American Trails organization.

AND DID YOU KNOW….

Desert Mountain Saguaro sunset

Desert Mountain Saguaro sunset

 

…that the average size of a full-grown Saguaro cactus is approximately 30 feet tall and it has about five ‘arms’?

A Flicker takes refuge in a Saguaro

A Flicker takes refuge in a Saguaro

 

 

The Saguaro also provides shelter and sustenance for a wide variety of bird life.

Hummingbirds feed on Saguaro Flower Nectar.

Hummingbirds feed on Saguaro Flower Nectar.

 

 

According to the National Park Service, the tallest Saguaro ever discovered was 78 feet tall. That particular Saguaro was probably well over 200 years old!

Desert Mountain's Saguaro Forest

Desert Mountain’s Saguaro Forest

Please call (480) 319 3800 for more information on all that Desert Mountain has to offer.