Peoria, AZ

Visiting Peoria? Don't miss these outdoor activities recommendations in Peoria

Alistair Dominguez

PEORIA, AZ - The City of Peoria lies around the beautiful landscape of the Sonoran Desert. Just a 20-minute drive to northwest Phoenix, you can enjoy these outdoor activities with the Sonoran Desert as the background.

1. Hiking and biking

Peoria has various trails that can be used for hiking and bicycle riding. From in-city trails and mountain trailheads, Peoria is the perfect place for hikers. The mountain trailheads include WestWing Mountain, Sunrise Mountain, Eastwing Mountain, and Calderwood Butte. There are also new multi-use trailheads including New River Trails at Fletcher Heights, Westbrook Village, Rio Vista Community Park, and Skunk Creek Trailhead. View the complete map here.

2. Horseback riding

Horseback riding is a must if you visit Arizona. Peoria has various trails around Skunk Creek and Lake Pleasant with various horseback riding providers including Arizona Riders, Arizona Horseriding Adventures, and Betty’s Trail Rides at Cibola Vista and Resort Spa.

3. Water sports at Lake Pleasant

Enjoy the beauty of the oasis of Sonoran Desert while doing various water sports at Lake Pleasant. Visitors may do water sports such as water skiing, wakeboarding, and boat riding, or just want to do some leisure such as fishing and enjoy the lake by the shore. Lake Pleasant also has a Visitor Center and various trails for hiking and bicycle riding. Visit here for more information.

4. Glide around the desert

If all the sports mentioned were not interesting enough for you, take a gliding lesson with Northwest Sky Sports that located at 51263 W. Alvin Rd, Aguila close to Lake Pleasant. This will be the best activity to see the beauty of Arizona. Visit its official website here.

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