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Visitors can reach new heights with a hot air balloon ride or experience the beauty of the Sonoran Desert up close with a morning trail ride through the McDowell Mountain foothills.

Visitors also can float down the cool waters of the Salt River on a raft, dive into the crystal blue waters of a hotel or resort pool, or glide across Saguaro Lake in a kayak. When it comes to fun in the sun, it's all here in Scottsdale!

Scottsdale is located in central Arizona in the heart of the lush Sonoran Desert. But don't let the term 'desert' fool you! The Sonoran is the richest, most biologically diverse desert ecosystem in the Americas, and is home to thousands of species of plants and animals.

This unique setting provides the city with a whole host of benefits including breathtaking scenic vistas, an abundance of outdoor recreation options, and indigo skies that glow with more than 330 days of sunshine each year. And this magnificent setting is just the beginning of Scottsdale's story.

Old Town Scottsdale

The West's most Western Town holds on to that claim to famewith this historic oasis in the middle of downtown Scottsdale. Shops, galleries, watering holes,and restauranst attract a fun crowd.

Camelback Mountain

Climb the cities most famous Landmark. The mountain resembling a crouching dromedary, for superb valley views. E. Mc Donald Drive at Tatum Blvd.

Rawhide Westerntowm & Steakhouse

provides quality 1880's style family entertainment. Gunfights, stuntmen, Mainstreet and theater style entertainement, stagecoach rides, a peting zoo, bull riding, gold panning, and more than a dozen unique shopping experiences.
23023 N. Scottsdale Rd

Scottsdale CIty Guide

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