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Outdoor activities to enjoy in Queen Creek, AZ

Queen Creek is a charming town that boasts of beautiful, well-maintained parks and breathtaking nature destinations. It’s located on the East Valley, part of the towns and cities in Maricopa County that lie south of Phoenix and east of Scottsdale.

Homebuyers looking for Queen Creek properties for sale often cite the area’s outdoor destinations as a top reason to move to this town of 42,500 residents. Whether you enjoy leisurely afternoon strolls with the family or adventurous mountain hikes, Queen Creek has something for everyone. Check out these exciting outdoor marvels waiting to be explored:

  1. Desert Mountain Park
  2. 22201 South Hawes Road, Queen Creek, AZ

    The award-winning Desert Mountain Park has a plethora of amenities that will suit people of all ages. Sports fans will enjoy the volleyball courts, lighted basketball courts, and lighted multi-purpose fields. There is also an equestrian staging area where visitors can ride horses. If you want something more serene, benches and shaded ramadas offer tranquil spots to read, daydream, or go on a picnic.

  3. Queen Creek Sonoqui Wash Trails
  4. Queen Creek, AZ

    Walk, bike, ride, or rollerblade across the Queen Creek Sonoqui Wash Trails. The 4.7-mile route runs along the banks of the creek and offers peaceful vistas of farmland and residential communities. This trail also provides easy access to Desert Mountain Park. If you prefer the scenic views of the desert, follow the Sonoqui Wash Trail. Hikers choosing this pathway can also trek to a portion of the Maricopa Trail.

  5. Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Center
  6. 20464 East Riggs Road, Queen Creek, AZ

    This 38-acre, state-of-the-art facility is a popular venue for equestrian events, concerts, car shows, and even weddings. The gorgeous scenery and stable weather conditions within the area make it one of the best places to learn how to ride a horse.

  7. Founders’ Park
  8. 22407 South Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek, AZ

    If you want an active day out, Founders’ Park at the center of Queen Creek is the place to be. This 11.5-acre park has a skate park, softball field, basketball courts, shaded ramadas, and horseshoe pits area. But what really sets this park apart is its 4,000-square-foot splash pad that is open from March to October. The park is also right across Pocket Park for Pups, where you can spend a whole day playing with your pets.

  9. San Tan Mountains Regional Park
  10. 6533 West Phillips Road, Queen Creek, AZ

    San Tan Mountains Regional Park covers over 10,000 acres of the majestic Sonoran Desert. The nine trails in the park vary from easy less-than-a-mile routes to strenuous hikes of over six miles, making it a great place for both beginners and experienced hikers. For a real treat, hike up Goldmine Mountain, the highest point in the park, for wonderful views of the park and its surroundings. If you just want to enjoy the scenic views, picnic tables are found at the San Tan Visitor Center, Nathan Martens Memorial, and the San Tan Trail-heads.

Learn more about Queen Creek, AZ and discover houses for sale in the area with the help of Aeris House Properties—the most trusted real estate agents in the state. Get in touch with us today by calling 602.466.9771 or sending an email to Info(at)AerisHouse(dotted)com.