What better way to enjoy your family fun and fitness time than by discovering nature together! Get your family outdoors to get some fresh air with the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. Round up your kids for guided hikes, interactive learning and outdoor fun for all ages.
Our Family Passport will enhance your visit to the Preserve by teaching you and your children about the flora, fauna and geology of the McDowell Mountains. The scavenger hunt items in the passport will have you observing nature in ways in new ways. Get your own passport from a Conservancy Pathfinder and start exploring.
Visit five Preserve trailheads – Gateway, Lost Dog, Sunrise, Tom’s Thumb and Brown’s Ranch - and get your passport stamped by a Conservancy Pathfinder at each. Visit all five trailheads, get your passport stamped and earn a Preserve bandanna! Special thanks to APS for support of this program!
Family Sonoran Sunday Series
Family Sonoran Sunday Series are held at the Gateway Trailhead Amphitheater and at Brown's Ranch Trailhead Amphitheater on Sunday afternoons during October, November, January, February and March. Programs start at 3 p.m. and last approximately one hour. Please check the Event Schedule for dates and program descriptions.
Family Hikes Sponsored by Conservancy Women
Round up the family and experience the McDowell Sonoran Preserve on guided hikes designed Just For Kids.
Learn about plants, animals, and native traditions through interactive, hands-on trail fun. Enjoy the outdoors together as a family on these exciting kid-friendly adventures. Hikes are appropriate for kids age 6 and older, and are scheduled on the second Sundays, October through April. Check the calendar for specific information about hike topics and locations.