camelback mountain recreation


Delight in an assortment of activities featured at or near Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, A Gurney’s Resort & Spa. Magnificent views of Paradise Valley enhanced by our recreational amenities make for the perfect personal escape on-site while nearby attractions and day trips offer the excitement and most scenic sights of Scottsdale

Paddle Board Yoga


Indulge in a little relaxation or a little adventure among the array of on-site activities offered at Sanctuary Resort.

• Infinity-edge pool with cabanas
• A separate 25-yard outdoor lap pool
• Spa with fitness center and movement studio
• Five Deco-Turf championship tennis courts
• Hiking trails, bicycling and nature walks

Hiking Camelback

Biking, Hiking, Walking

Scottsdale’s breathtaking beauty is a natural fit for outdoor lovers. With wonderful biking, hiking and running trails all within a few minutes of the resort, Sanctuary is perfectly located for any outdoor activity you might be interested in.

Biking Map
Hiking Map – Cholla Trail closed for maintenance
Walking & Running Map

Scottsdale Day Trips

Scottsdale Day Trips

Discover the natural beauty of Scottsdale during your visit to one of many featured day trips. From scenic hikes and drives to steamboat rides, relax or experience a little adventure at some of Arizona’s most distinctive landmarks.

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The Top 5 Scottsdale Day Trips

1. Journey through McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Set in the stunning lower Verde River basin, the McDowell Mountain Regional Park provides a magnificent backdrop for exploring. Hike winding trails that weave past giant saguaro cacti or go mountain biking on rocky, technical terrain.

2. Delight in the beauty of Desert Botanical Garden
Head into Central Phoenix to discover one of the world’s most spectacular collections of desert plants at the Desert Botanical Garden. With nearly 50 acres of remarkable outdoor exhibits, travelers can spend an entire day roaming the trails. The garden is home to a total of 139 rare, endangered or threatened plant species from around the world.

3. Explore Apache Trail
This exciting adventure begins in Apache Junction, located about 30-minutes east of Scottsdale. Travelers can cruise the 46 miles to Roosevelt Lake and discover the amazing landscaping surrounding them. Attractions on the way include: the Goldfield Ghost Town, the Canyon Lake Recreation Area, the Theodore Roosevelt Dam site and Lost Dutchman State Park.

4. Dolly Steamboat Cruise
Sit back and relax on the 103-foot Dolly Steamboat, which cruises on the 10-mile long Canyon Lake and passes by the Mormon Flat Dam. Choose from the Scenic Nature Cruise and discover desert bighorn sheep, bald eagles and other wildlife or, a Twilight Dinner Cruise and an Astronomy Cruise. Dolly Steamboat is located on Canyon Lake, about an hour away from Scottsdale.

5. Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
The Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area is located about an hour north of Scottsdale, and takes hikers and mountain bikers past the remains of early mining and ranching activities in the park as well as lush vegetation along Cave Creek. The area is particularly stunning in the spring when the wildflowers bloom.

Additional attractions and activities throughout Scottsdale include:
• Desert horseback riding, jeep tours and Hummer tours
• Golf privileges at nearby, world-renowned courses
• Scottsdale shopping and art galleries
• Sightseeing including Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West and numerous other Arizona sights

To find out more information or plan an excursion contact one of our expert Concierge at 480.607.2323 or

Spa: 5am – 8:30pm
Fitness Hours: 5:00am – 11:00pm
Boutique Hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Salon Hours: 9:00am – 6:00pm

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