Wildflower season is here, and the flowers should be in full display on March 26. Granite Mountain is one of the best showcases for spring flowers in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. Come join us on a hike around Granite Mountain. We are nearing the end of the hiking season. Now is the time to find out how much fun it is to be outdoors with fun people, moving through a beautiful landscape. Read the hike details.

South Mountain Hike a Challenge for Some

Thank you, Lucy, for leading the group on the hike at South Mountain. I was a bit under the weather and not up for joining the group. I did hear it was a bit of a challenge for some. I apologize if I did not advertise the difficulty appropriately! I am hoping that everyone did find some enjoyment in the day. It was a good turnout with 13 people, and I understand there were some new folks. We always love to see new hikers join us. Please come back and hike with us again.


You can check out what is coming up by checking out our season calendar.

Sunset Crater Campout

We have a reservation at Sunset Crater National Monument for a spring campout May 20-22. Detailed information will be coming as we get closer to the date. Put it on your calendar to save the date! We will start asking for sign-ups for this on May 1. We have had quite a bit of interest. It will be necessary at that time to RSVP to outdoorgroup@phoenixuu.org to ensure space in the group campground. Overflow space will be in the Bonita Campground right next to the group campground. You will not want to miss this!

Keeping It Safe

At the beginning of each hike, we will gather to introduce ourselves, distanced, and ask what everyone is comfortable with. We will also make room for everyone to talk about what they are not comfortable with. This is to be part of the normal discussion, and we ask that you speak out about what you are not comfortable with. Stay safe, and I hope to see you soon, live and in person, 6 feet away. As always you can get more information by emailing outdoorgroup@phoenixuu.org.