As I see it, there are exhilarating once-in-a-lifetime-view hikes, and there are exercise hikes (and, of course, sometimes something in between). Hiking Desert Vista Trailhead was squarely in the exercise hike category.
Located at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Cartel Coffee Lab is a local artisan coffee company with a few locations in the greater Phoenix valley.
I love a great boutique hotel, especially one that has risen from the ruins of an old building in disrepair.
Hole in the Rock at Papago Park is a must-see, and one of the most photographed areas in Phoenix.
This trail system could easily be an all day adventure, especially if hiking instead of biking.