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Scottsdale Points of Interest

Scottsdale Points of Interest
Scottsdale is packed with places to go and things to see – including dozens of places that you’ll love visiting often after you buy a golf course home for sale here.

Scottsdale Points of Interest

Some of the most notable Scottsdale points of interest include:

  • Camelback Mountain
  • Papago Park
  • Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Desert Botanical Garden
  • McDowell Sonoran Preserve
  • McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
  • Pinnacle Peak Park

Camelback Mountain

Camelback Mountain is Scottsdale’s most iconic hike. With an elevation of 2,704 feet, it’s practically begging you to climb it. You’ll see saguaro, ocotillo, Palo Verde cactus, cholla and barrel cactus on your way up either hiking trail (the two trails are Echo Canyon and Cholla).

Papago Park

Papago Park, just minutes from Downtown Phoenix, is a great place to spend the day. Characterized by gorgeous buttes You’ll find hiking and several recreational facilities there, as well, including:

  • Archery range
  • Orienteering course
  • Papago Ponds fishing lagoon
  • Hall of Flame museum
  • Papago Golf Course

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center

The Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center is a wildlife rescue and sanctuary. Typically, the center houses animals that have lost their homes or are found abandoned, orphaned or injured; when the animals are rehabilitated, they’re released back to their natural habitats. However, those that can’t survive in the wild live at the sanctuary. Some animals living at the sanctuary include:

  • Black bear
  • Bobcat
  • Coati
  • Coyote
  • Deer
  • Fox
  • Jaguar/leopard
  • Javelina
  • Mexican Gray Wolf
  • Mountain lion
  • Owl
  • Porcupine
  • Tortoise
  • Skunk

Desert Botanical Garden

The Desert Botanical Garden offers beautiful natural landscapes and performs research and conservation for flora and fauna in the area. The gardens also offer several events for visitors, gorgeous walking trails and more.

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

The McDowell Sonoran Preserve, managed by the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, is a permanently protected and sustainable desert habitat teeming with multi-use trails available for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The most notable trails in the preserve include:

  • Brown’s Ranch
  • Fraesfield
  • Gateway
  • Granite Mountain
  • Lost Dog Wash
  • Quartz
  • Ringtail
  • Sunrise
  • Tom’s Thumb
  • WestWorld

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, operated by Scottsdale’s Parks and Recreation Department, is a 30-acre park featuring rides on the Paradise & Pacific Railroad, a 1950 Allan Herschell carousel and several shops, museums and playgrounds. This beautiful park is open year-round, but the railroad museum is closed between June and September.

Pinnacle Peak Park

Pinnacle Peak Park offers guests a beautiful hike through the Sonoran Desert. The park itself is 150 acres, but the trail length is 1.75 miles each way (for a total of 3.5 miles round-trip). You’ll gain 1,300 feet in elevation to reach the highest trail pint at 2,889 feet. The trail offers interpretive displays all the way up and down, and there are three rock climbing routes. You’ll find four picnic tables and a shaded ramada at the park, as well.

Are You Buying a Golf Course Home in Scottsdale?

If you’re searching for a golf course home for sale in Scottsdale, we can help you find one that’s just right for your needs. Call us at 480-405-4228 today to talk about what you want from your next home – we’ll start looking right away.
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Don Matheson
Realtor | Founder
The Matheson Team – RE/MAX Fine Properties
21000 N. Pima Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
[email protected]
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