Summer is the ideal season for Phoenicians to indulge their deepest-held travel fantasies. The snowbirds have flown, the kids are out of school and the northern snows have melted, paving the way for outdoor adventure. From waterfall hikes to canyoneering in the Salome Wilderness to biker rallies, we’ve tracked down some of the best recreation opportunities for summer 2014.
Bonus: Six out-of-state adventures!
FITNESS & ADVENTURE
With more than 250 golf courses and putting greens, metro Phoenix is among America’s choicest places to tee off – that is, until summer temperatures make even the earliest tee time a guaranteed sweat bath. Thankfully, the cool mountain hamlet of Prescott offers myriad options for bonding on the green, including the 2,000-acre Stoneridge (1601 N. Bluff Top Dr., 928-772-6500, stoneridgegolf.com) at the base of the Bradshaw Mountains; and Hassa