Places: McDowell Sonoran Preserve (Gateway Loop)

McDowell Sonoran Preserve Gateway Trailhead Rusty Ward Hike Hiking

What do you do with couple of days off in the desert?  You get out and hike!

The weather north was a little crisp, so it made staying in Phoenix an easy choice.

And I was determined to not spend it on the “usual” trails, so my wife and I journeyed to the east side to hike the 4.5 mile Gateway Loop in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

It had been quite a long time since I’d been there.  I forgot how many amazing saguaros there are to see.  It also helped to have some nice blue skies and a perfect amount of clouds to help with the photos.

And since it was an extra day off, it’s important to lounge around a bit.  Put Arizona on your “bucket list”!


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2 responses to “Places: McDowell Sonoran Preserve (Gateway Loop)”

  1. Love your photos. Since I live here and take photos of the Sonoran Desert all the time, it’s easy to begin to take its beauty for granted. Funny how your photos renew the beauty.

    1. Thank you for the compliment. I just try to have fun out there and love share. I also love when I see the “unusual”. More to come as I’m out somewhere almost every day. Happy Trails!

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