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Phoenix hiking is some of the best in the world, which is why National Geographic voted it one of the best hiking cities. There's over 40,000 acres of desert and mountain hiking in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, with a hike for everyone at every skill level. Two of our favorites are here in Cave Creek, Cave Creek Regional Park and Spur Cross Ranch. If you head out the front door of the Ranch and up the hill on Saddle Mountain Road, you'll see markers for the Maricopa County Trail, which connects both. For all the awesome hikes in the Phoenix area, check out AllTrails.


Cave Creek has everything a cyclist could ask for! Whether you are a road biker looking for pavement or a mountain biker wanting to find a desert trail, you'll have plenty of options. Both Cave Creek Regional Park and Spur Cross trails allow bikes. Road bikers wanting a scenic workout can bike north of Cave Creek and head east to beautiful Lake Bartlett. Bike rentals are available at Spur Cross Cycles and Flat Tire Bike Shop in Cave Creek.


ATVs are street legal in Cave Creek and a great way to get around, both on road and off. Extreme Arizona in Cave Creek has ATVs, RZRs and dirt bikes for rent. They also offer guided tours of the many points of interest in the Sonoran Desert and Bradshaw Mountains.


If it is Arizona golf you are looking for, the "Valley of the Sun" will not disappoint. The metro Phoenix area has 185 golf courses! For the complete guide, click here. Our favorite courses closet to the Ranch are Rancho Mañana and Dove Valley Ranch.


Surprising to some, but you can go bass fishing in the desert! The Phoenix area has a number of large lakes that are full of fish. The Ranch is 30 miles from both Lake Pleasant and Bartlett Lake.

Need a boat and a guide?, call The Arizona Fishing Guides or Addicted Bass Guides. Both Pleasant and Bartlett also have pontoons, ski boats, kayaks, stand‐up paddle boards and jet skis available for rent. Visit Scorpion Bay and Bartlett Lake Marina.


The Ben Avery Shooting Facility is one of the largest publicly operated shooting facilities in the country and just 15 minutes west of Full Circle Ranch. You’ll find trap, skeet, archery and pistol ranges at Ben Avery. You can even rent a shot gun!


The quaint main street of Cave Creek has your shopping pleasures covered. From western wear to consigned designer fashions, home accessories, Native American crafts, pottery, postcards and souvenirs to fine art and furnishings, downtown Cave Creek has it all!


Desert Star Horse Rescue is just down the road from The Ranch. Saddle up and off you go on an amazing desert mountain trail ride.


Experience Arizona Balloon Safaris! North America's single largest hot air balloon. They will take you floating silently over the majestic Sonoran Desert. It's an experience you wont want to miss.