GATEWAY TRAILHEAD 18333 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy. Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Directions Located on the east side of Thompson Peak Rd. between Legacy Blvd. and Bell Rd. Overview The Gateway Trailhead is fully barrier-free and has all the amenities an outdoor recreation enthusiast could want. This trailhead is the access point to many unique Scottsdale trails. Even kids in strollers love the games and activities along the Bajada Nature Trail. Kids of all ages are able to explore the Gateway Loop trail and older kids love the challenge offered by interior trails. Landscape Rocky terrain (except Bajada) with steep sections with elevations gains 100-1900 ft. Excellent views. Amenities Parking, restrooms, shade ramadas, water, accessible Bajada Nature Trail, horse-trailer parking, hitching rails, water trough, interpretive signage
This field trip event engages 3rd and 4th grade students in place-based learning through fun, educational lessons about the Sonoran Desert. Program supports Arizona state curriculum standards and fits into the Expedition Days Online unit.
Expedition Days on the Trail will be available from November 2023 to March 2024.
Supporting Arizona state curriculum standards for 3rd and 4th grades, this online program integrates inquiry and exploration into student learning, fits both in-person and virtual teaching formats, and is customizable to the needs of your classroom.