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Desert Origins and Adaptations Educational Hike at Brown’s Ranch Trailhead

Why is the Sonoran Desert here? Join us as we examine how climate and geomorphology interact to create a desert. The presenter will compare and contrast North American deserts, then focus on our Sonoran home and some adaptations necessary to survive this harsh environment.

Location: Brown’s Ranch Trailhead – 30301 North Alma School Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Skill level: Moderate

Distance: ~4 miles

Time: ~2.5 hours

Bathrooms are available at the trailheads. Bring water and snacks for the trail. No dogs please. Accommodations for service animals must be made in advance. Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the hike.

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