The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
Dedicated to Protecting and Promoting the McDowell Sonoran Preserve
The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy works with the City of Scottsdale to champion and protect the McDowell Sonoran Preserve for this and future generations. More than 650 Steward volunteers provide their time and talents to help residents and visitors experience, enjoy and learn from the Sonoran Desert.
Hit The Trails With Us
Over 30,000 acres to explore
We Have Trails For Every Ability
Hundreds of miles to ride
Spend Time Together With Us
Dozens of activities to enjoy
Programs For Every Level
Something For Everyone
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve encompasses more than 31,000 acres of pristine Sonoran Desert. More than 180 miles of well maintained trails allow you to explore the Preserve on foot, bike or horse. The Preserve is open from sunrise to sunset. There is no charge for parking or access at any of our trailheads.
HELP US PROTECT THE MCDOWELL SONORAN PRESERVE
We rely on donations to keep the Conservancy going. Please consider donating today.