Nature and Adventure

The desert never sleeps

VisitGlendale.comGlendale is a playground for the outdoor and athletic enthusiast. We welcome you to enjoy the miles of trails and acres of parks that Glendale has to offer. Love to hike? Then you’ll love Glendale. The city offers approximately 40 miles of hiking trails open from sunrise to sunset. Trails are expansive and not very demanding. Trails include Skunk Creek Linear Park (a 3.5-mile linear trail that connects to Thunderbird Paseo Path), Thunderbird Park (a series of trails that spans 20 miles), Bridle Path (a 9-mile trail over a decomposed granite path meant for equestrian use), Thunderbird Paseo Path (a 4-mile long linear trail), and the Grand Canal Linear Park (a 3.25-mile long linear trail).. Cyclists looking for bike trails will find more than 100 miles of bike routes in Glendale. Cyclists will enjoy the Grand Canal Linear Park, Sahuaro Ranch Park and Thunderbird Paseo Park. The city also hosts an annual event called the Glendale Family Bike Ride. It is meant to encourage families to ride their bikes.

Glendale is also home to the world's largest fighter-pilot training facility, Luke Air Force Base. The base is home to more than 300 aircraft, and a number of its 8,000 personnel can be seen zipping through the sunset daily.

Regional Parks

VisitGlendale.comEstrella Mountain Regional Park
14805 W. Vineyard Avenue, Goodyear, 85338
Phone: 623-932-3811

Lake Pleasant Regional Park
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Road, Peoria, 85345
Phone: 602-372-7460

Thunderbird Mountain Park
59th Avenue just south of Pinnacle Peak Road, Glendale, 85308
Phone: 623-930-2820

White Tank Mountain Regional Park
13025 N. White Tank Mountain Road (Olive Avenue becomes White Tank Mountain Road), Waddell, 85355
Phone: 623-935-2502

Regional Tours

Arizona Scenic Tours
480-459-7144 or 1-800-724-1251

Custom personalized day trips and multiple excursions throughout Arizona. Arizona Scenic Tours provides guided tours for any size group to all of the best destinations in our state. Grand Canyon, Sedona, Prescott, Tombstone, Phoenix area tours and more! Scenic drives, historic sites, Native American Ruins, Winery tours. Many activities available including jeep tours, horseback riding, lake cruises and more! We’ll pick you up at your hotel or Metro Phoenix location. Single day or multiple day excursions custom-planned for you. Family friendly, on-board DVD entertainment system. Beverages and photography included. Give us a call today and make your trip to Arizona unforgettable.

Vaughan's Southwest Custom Tours

Daily tours to the Grand Canyons, Sedona, Apache Trail...even local city tours! Custom tours also offered, so make the call or visit the website today!!


Outdoor Adventures

Arizona Outdoor Fun
4640 W. McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Arizona's leading off-road and watercraft touring company. With the best desert ATV and UTV guided and unguided tours, shooting adventures, jetski rentals and more, you are sure to be provided the experience of a lifetime!


9380 W. Glendale Ave
Glendale, AZ 85305

Cabela's Glendale, Arizona Retail Store is located near the new NFL Cardinals Stadium. In addition to offering quality outdoor merchandise, the 160,000-square-foot showroom is an educational and entertainment attraction, featuring a décor of museum-quality animal displays, huge aquariums and trophy animals interacting in realistic re-creations of their natural habitats.



Challenger Space Center
21170 N. 83rd Ave.
Peoria, AZ 85382

The Challenger Space Center is Arizona's only museum dedicated to space and space exploration. Come view hundreds of artifacts and exhibits from America's past NASA launches and space missions, or take part in one of the center's simulated space missions, where you will assume the roles of mission control specialists and astronauts aboard the Center's $1 million simulated International Space Station, much like the one orbiting Earth today! Monthly themed activities include stargazing, indoor planetarium, family fun days, special guest speakers, summer and holiday day camps and more. Available for private and corporate parties, weddings, anniversary receptions, too!

Concorde Travel Management
Cathy Stein, President
8 Biltmore Estates, #116
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Concorde Travel Management is a full service travel agency specializing in short team travel, tournament housing, and corporate travel management. Clients include Major League Baseball and the Milwaukee Brewers to name a few. From club teams to professional leagues, we are here to assist you!

Hot Air Expeditions, Inc.
2243 W. Rose Garden Loop
Phoenix, AZ 85024

Hot Air Expeditions offers daily sunrise hot air balloon flights over the valley, year-round! Sunset flights available daily November - March. Our expeditions include a traditional champagne toast and full catered breakfast from Vincents on Camelback.
Phoenix Zoo
455 N. Galvin Pkwy.
Phoenix, AZ 85008

The Phoenix Zoo opens up a world of wonder, featuring over 1,400 animals, innovative exhibits and up-close animal encounters. With camps and programs, as well as special events, there's always something WILD at the Phoenix Zoo!

Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix
4243 W. Pinnacle Peak
Glendale, AZ 85310

Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix is Arizona’s biggest ‘n’ best water park. Located on Pinnacle Peak Road near I-17, the park features more than 30 thrilling attractions for everyone, including two world firsts – the Dueling H2O Coasters, Maximum Velocity and high-speed spiral, Constrictor. For more information, visit or call 623-201-2000.

Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium and Safari Park
16501 W. Northern Ave.
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
623-935-WILD (9453)

Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium and Safari Park displays Arizona’s largest collection of exotic animals, White Tigers, Lions, Jaguars, Leopards, Giraffe, Monkeys, Kangaroos, Sharks, Penguins, Stingray, and over 6,000 other exotic species. Take the Log Flume ride through the Aquarium, have an African Safari Train ride, skyride over animal exhibits, Australian Boat ride and kid’s exotic Animal Carousel. Open every day of the year!



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Recreation Centers and Special Facilities

Skate and BMX Facilities