10 Desert Hikes Where the Temperature’s Right

Arizona’s Sonoran Desert is the coolest place to be in November

Phoenix, Arizona is famous for a lot of things, especially its scorching summer temperatures. With June, July and August ranging between 94 and 105 degrees Fahrenheit, outdoor athletes can't be blamed for laying low during the summer months. (There's a reason we only offer our Arizona guided and self-guided hiking and mountain biking trips between November and April).

On the other hand, fall temperatures in Arizona fall in the much more comfortable range of 55 to 88 degrees Fahrenheit. Ready to lace up and enjoy the cooler temps? Pure Adventures talked to the top AOA guides to help round up 10 of the best trails in the region for families, photographers and outdoor adventurers.