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Golfer teeing off at sunrise near Vistara at SanTan Village in Gilbert, Arizona

4 Ways to Get Outside and Play This Summer


Gilbert, Arizona, features ample opportunity for outdoor adventure – even in the heat of summer. Here are four fun ways to get outside and play in our corner of the desert.

A Desert Hike

Rise early to beat the heat and hit the trail at San Tan Mountain Regional Park. With more than 8 miles of trails available to hike, horseback ride, or mountain bike, you can choose your own adventure at this popular park. Brave anything starting from a 1.1-mile hike on up. Whatever you choose, the Sonoran Desert landscape serves up five-star views. You might even spot a javelina, coyote, or Gila monster. As you should for any hike in Arizona, bring plenty of water! Check out this guide for more tips when hiking in our sweltering state.

Play a Round of Golf

Gilbert is home to a number of highly rated golf courses. Book a tee time and enjoy a socially distanced round with the gorgeous San Tan Mountains as your backdrop! Western Skies Golf Club, Greenfield Lakes Golf Course, Kokopelli Golf Club, and Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch are a few popular options.

Disc Golf!

Not a fan of old-fashioned golf? Try disc golf instead. Freestone Park has a nine-hole course with an open desert layout and more than 2,100 feet of distance. Other courses in the area include Marbella Vineyards in Gilbert and Mesquite Grove in Chandler.

A Dog Park Adventure

Nothing beats a game of fetch with your best friend. Leash up your pup and head to 17-acre Cosmo Park, one of the few parks in the U.S. with a dog beach. Yep, you read that right. Your dog will have a blast launching off the beach’s famed dock into the refreshing water.

Retreat to the air-conditioned bliss of Vistara at SanTan Village between your outdoor adventures in Gilbert, Arizona. Contact us today for a tour of your favorite floor plan.