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Outdoor Activities

Located in the Sonoran Desert, Mesa is surrounded by a rich, vibrant and verdant playground for sought-after outdoor recreation. Within minutes from our collection of resorts and hotels, guests can immerse themselves into a legendary landscape – a region full of intrigue and awe that continues to inspire and amaze our visitors every day.

Paddle Boarding Saguaro Lake

The outdoor adventure explorer might enjoy hiking mountain tops, kayaking along calm rivers, soaring the skies in a hot air balloonpaddle boarding canyon-carved lakes, cycling the scenic byways or taking the family to see the Sonoran by horseback. The kids love visiting our waterparks and pools including the ever popular, Flowrider. Nearly every outdoor pursuit can be experienced here in the Sonoran Desert. 

 

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Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company

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  • P.O Box 6005
  • Mesa, AZ 85216-6005
  • Phone: (480) 299-0154
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Rise Above the Rest with Rainbow Ryders Inc. Hot Air Balloon Ride Company. Join us as we fly with soft winds through clear skies over Queen Creek, Arizona. Your adventure begins before sunrise when… more

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Arizona State Parks

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  • 1300 W Washington St
  • Phoenix, AZ 85007
  • Phone: (602) 542-4174

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

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  • 37615 Hwy 60
  • Superior, AZ 85273-5100
  • Phone: (520) 689-2723

Butcher Jones Trail

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  • E. Butcher Jones Beach Rd.
  • Mesa, AZ 85215
  • Phone: (480) 610-3300

Countryside Park

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  • 3130 E. Southern Ave.
  • Mesa, AZ 85204
  • Phone: (480) 644-5300

Desert Trails Park

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  • 2955 N. Recker Rd.
  • Mesa, AZ 85215
  • Phone: (480) 644-2351

Eastmark Great Park

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  • 10100 E Ray Rd
  • Mesa, AZ 85212
  • Phone: (480) 625-3005

Extra Innings East Valley

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  • 3530 E Southern Ave
  • Mesa, AZ 85204
  • Phone: (480) 325-3438

Fort McDowell Adventures

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  • 14803 N. Hiawatha Hood Rd.
  • Fort McDowell, AZ 85264
  • Phone: (480) 816-6465

Fort McDowell Adventures

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  • 14803 N. Hiawatha Hood Rd.
  • Fort McDowell, AZ 85264
  • Phone: (480) 816-6465

Gene Autry Sports Complex

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  • 4125 E McKellips Rd
  • Mesa, AZ 85215
  • Phone: (480) 644-2149

Gene Autry Tennis Center

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  • 4125 E McKellips Rd
  • Mesa, AZ 85215
  • Phone: (480) 654-3787

Desert Voyagers Guided River Tours

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  • 16447 N. 91st Street #101
  • Scottsdale, AZ 85260
  • Phone: (480) 998-7238

Hot Air Expeditions

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  • 2243 E Rose Garden Loop Suite #1
  • Phoenix, AZ 85024
  • Phone: (480) 502-6999

Kleinman Park

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  • 710 S Extension
  • Mesa, AZ 85210
  • Phone: (480) 644-2149
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