May 8, 2024

If Nature is Your Vibe, Desert Mountain is Your Perfect Escape

At Desert Mountain, members enjoy a lifestyle rich with luxury and adventure, uniquely blended against the breathtaking backdrop of the Sonoran Desert. This private community is a western wilderness amenity located on a 33-acre site within a pristine, 3,000-acre property bordering the Tonto National Forest. It not only offers an unparalleled golf experience but also an array of outdoor adventures designed to invigorate the spirit and challenge the body. So when you buy a home at Seven Desert Mountain and become a member, you can expect these types of activities and more all year long.

Coffee House Show & Go Road Bike Ride

Every week, the peaceful morning air buzzes with the energy of our members setting off from the Sonoran Clubhouse on their bikes. This 18-mile round trip to a local coffee house in Cave Creek is a journey through the undulating landscapes of the desert, offering both a challenge and a chance to unwind. The route features a significant 1,000 ft. elevation change, catering to various levels of cycling expertise from road bikers to e-bikers. It’s an excellent opportunity for members to mingle, exercise, and enjoy the cool morning breeze, all while looking forward to a warm, inviting cup of coffee at the destination.

Fitness Hike with the Outdoor Adventure Team

On the third Thursday of every month, our members are treated to a special fitness hike, exploring the rugged terrains around North Scottsdale. This May, the challenge is set on the slopes of Black Mountain, an endeavor promising not just exercise but also exhilarating panoramic views. The hike covers 2.2 miles with an elevation gain of 1,204 feet, demanding grit and rewarding hikers with breathtaking vistas at the summit. It also includes expert guidance, ensuring safety and enriching the experience with insights into the local flora and fauna, as well as refreshments and transportation to and from the trailhead. It’s a perfect blend of community, fitness, and nature.

Bighorn Sheep Viewing at Canyon Lake

Desert Mountain offers more than just hikes and bike rides. We also provide once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters. In June, our members can embark on a peaceful boat ride across Canyon Lake, renowned for its bighorn sheep populations. Under the guidance of Arizona’s wildlife biologists, members will learn about the behaviors and habitats of these majestic animals. This exclusive event not only brings members closer to nature but also offers fantastic opportunities for photography and wildlife observation in the serene dawn light.

Sunset to Full Moon Hike

The enchantment of the desert under the night sky is unmatched, especially when experienced during our Sunset to Full Moon Hike in July. Members hike from Sunset Summit to China Wall Overlook, covering 3.6 miles with an elevation gain of 940 feet. The trail culminates in a breathtaking overlook where the desert stretches under the glow of a full moon. This experience combines physical activity with the mystical beauty of the desert at night, making it a memorable adventure that blends the thrill of the hike with the peaceful ambiance of a moonlit landscape.

Raft the Grand Canyon

In August, Desert Mountain presents an extraordinary adventure that transcends the ordinary—rafting the Grand Canyon. This seven-day escapade, guided by the famed geologist Wayne Ranney, takes members through the heart of the Grand Canyon via the Colorado River. It’s a comprehensive journey featuring motorized rafting, detailed geological explorations, and ends with a helicopter ride from Whitmore Wash to Bar Ten Ranch on the North Rim. Members will witness the grandeur of the canyon from different perspectives, including air and water, enriched by expert commentary that deepens their understanding of this natural wonder.

Principles of Leave No Trace Show & Go Hike

Our commitment to the environment is showcased through our series of educational hikes, where members learn the Principles of Leave No Trace. These hikes are designed to foster a sense of stewardship and responsibility among our members while enjoying the natural trails around Desert Mountain. Each session, led by certified Leave No Trace educators, involves discussions on minimizing impact, respecting wildlife and other visitors, and preserving the pristine conditions of our cherished landscapes.

Discover the Lifestyle Awaiting at Seven Desert Mountain

Living at Seven Desert Mountain means being part of a vibrant community where friendships flourish and endless activities await. Whether you’re teeing off on world-class golf courses, exploring scenic trails, or enjoying social gatherings, every day brings a new adventure in this exceptional desert oasis. Contact us today to learn more or tour our model homes.