Endless adventure on your next vacation
Discover extreme outdoor adventure and all the desert has to offer during you next vacation at our chic resort in Carefree, Arizona – just outside Scottsdale. The Sonoran Desert offers some of the most scenic and rugged terrain in the western United States and Desert Jeep Adventure offers a truly exceptional way to experience it. Make your way down desert washes and craggy roads as your expert driver regales you with the legends and lore of the desert. Experience trail life on the City Slickers Cattle Drive and ride in the midst of a mighty herd and alongside the trail boss and ranch hands. Witness the terrain from an awe-inspiring perspective, on the Grand Canyon Air Tour. Or Soar 1,000 feet up, and on an exclusive Boulders Hot Air Balloon Flight. Delight in the wide selection of breathtaking excursions and outdoor entertainment.
- Desert Photo Tour held at sunrise and sunset, explores the most pristine and scenic areas of The Boulders. Learn about camera angles, photo composition and lighting during this 2-hour session led by accomplished Nature Photographer Linda Covey. Cost is $85 per person based on a two-person minimum.
- Desert Jeep Adventure, an informative and exhilarating guided tour of the Sonoran Desert in an open-air, four-wheel drive vehicle
- City Slickers Cattle Drive, featuring a true "Wild West" round-up, adjacent to the Aqua Fria River, reminiscent of the popular movie
- Grand Canyon Air Tour, an incredible journey over fabulous Arizona landscapes and the majestic expanses of the Grand Canyon
- Rock Climbing Clinics, available through the Waldorf Astoria Spa
- Hot Air Balloon Flight, an exclusive excursion offering breathtaking view of the Sonoran desert from 1,000 feet in the air
- Soaring Among the Clouds, tour the desert skies from a soaring glider plane to experience weightlessness
- Stargazing, observe the magnificent stars of the Arizona sky from The Boulders fairway with a professional Astronomer
- Trails on Horseback, experience the beautiful desert trails of the Tonto National Forest on horseback, through some of the most vibrant scenery in the United States
A truly memorable vacation spot
Embark on an unforgettable outdoor adventure at The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort where the ancient landscape offers endless opportunities for entertaining recreation. Book your hotel reservations online for
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