A:TIMES BIGGER THAN CENTRAL PARK: 20
Stumble just a couple miles from downtown Phoenix, and you’ll quickly find yourself in a broad, desert mountain preserve. There are ridges to climb, more than 50 miles of trails to conquer by mountain bike or foot, and 15 miles of pavement for road riding.
HIGHLIGHT: Bike the 9.2-mile (one-way) technical, rocky Desert Classic Trail. It’s like riding a roller coaster on fat tires.