If you want to hike away with the most rewarding and memorable experience, it also requires a local guide who can coach you through the more challenging sections while teaching you about the resilient species that somehow survive in this mind-blowingly beautiful but rugged environment. Perhaps the best people to pay to go with are the guides on Miraval’s Outdoor Adventure Team. They lead group hikes for guests and can help you conquer 4,260 feet of intense elevation gain and still have you back down in time for your afternoon spa treatment.
Rates: from $55 per person
Recover: Relax after a long day of hiking by unlacing your boots at Tucson’s legendary Miraval Resort & Spa. The luxury wellness resort offers hikes year round but will be featuring special programming during its Spring Hiking Week March 23-28.