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O U T D O O R   A D V E N T U R E 

Great outdoor adventures await you in the Jewel Of the Desert. With warm winter temperatures from October through March, Gila Bend is your ideal place for getting away in the great outdoors. Catch the butterfly and bird migrations from September through October as clouds of butterflies and flocks of birds head south to Central America. Hike or ride horseback along desert trails in any one of our four wilderness areas. Enjoy the many picturesque photo opportunities that await you in the valleys and coves of the Sonoran Desert. Whether your sights are set on the destination or the journey itself, Gila Bend is where you’ll discover wonderful outdoor adventures!


Gila Bend, Maricopa County, AZ

Make Gila Bend part of your next Big Year! Birding in the Sonoran Desert region is a true delight with nearly 100 species of birds to track down and add to your life list. Check out our local birding list, it's a month-by-month for fall and winter!


Gila Bend, Maricopa County, AZ

Want to get lost in nature (without leaving civilization) or feel like you're exploring a new frontier? With three enormous and beautiful wilderness areas in our own backyard, you'll have no problem! Check out our recommendations for hiking, camping, and hiking and camping!

couple on atv's in desert near gila bend az

Gila Bend, Maricopa County, AZ

In Scottsdale, it's the golf cart. In Tempe, the skateboard. For Sedona, the Pink Jeep. If you're not in to pink or vehicles that top out at 15 mph, come to Gila Bend where it's all about ATV's! Pretty much year-round, we have access to some great off-road terrain and trails that give you miles of wind-in-your-face thrills.


Gila Bend, Maricopa County, AZ

You can experience starry nights in Gila Bend throughout the year thanks to our excellent location away from the light pollution of Phoenix and our clear night skies. Check out some prime star-gazing nights for 2018!

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