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Adero Awakens the Explorer in Us All

Nestled amidst the timeless beauty of the Sonoran Desert, our luxurious resort presents the ideal place to unplug and unwind when you're not exploring the multitude of exciting adventures that await just minutes away.
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ADERO Scottsdale dark sky community

Find Your Way

Evenings at ADERO, the only Autograph Collection resort in a certified Dark Sky community, offer unparalleled stargazing opportunities made possible by the community’s preservation efforts, the natural screening effect of the neighboring McDowell Mountains, and high-definition telescopes stationed at the hotel. The Fountain Hills Dark Sky Association features more educational and mesmerizing events that celebrate our night skies, and the city will soon be home to the International Dark Sky Discovery Center—a 15,000-square-foot facility with an observatory, planetarium and more.

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Hiking in Scottsdale

Hiking

With more than 400 miles of scenic, well-maintained trails, this area offers one of the best hiking destinations in the country. Fountain Hills adventures start on any one of the trailheads that lead into the McDowell Mountain Regional Park or McDowell Mountain Preserve. For an easier and equally beautiful loop, take a meander through the 8-acre Fountain Hills Botanical Garden. Opportunities for outdoor exploration in Scottsdale include leisurely walks on the Gateway Loop, taking in spectacular views from Lost Dog Wash, or enjoying a workout as you climb the Pinnacle Peak Summit.

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Adero Canyon Trailhead

Adero Canyon Trailhead

The Adero Canyon Trailhead offers hikers of all levels a unique experience to hike in the Sonoran Desert and take in the stunning panoramic views of Fountain Hills and beautiful wild flora and fauna. Open daily from dawn to dusk, guests of ADERO Scottsdale can take the valet shuttle to the trailhead and back to the resort.

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Mountain Biking at Arizona

Mountain Biking

A host of exceptional mountain biking trails can be found in the area perfect for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the desert as you ride along the Corral Loop at Brown's Ranch, the Granite Mountain Trail, the Taliesin & Quartz Loop, and the challenging Desert Park Trail in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Or take the Western Bike Trail in Fountain Hills, which guides you through the McDowell Mountain Preserve or McDowell Mountain Regional Park.

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Cycling in Scottsdale

Cycling

Enjoy a leisurely ride or challenge yourself on some of the best cycling routes in and around the area. Head to Scottsdale for the wide bike lanes, smooth pavement, and mountain views of the 13-mile Shop Loop; quiet rides past the old brick homes, lush estates, and quiet streets of Paradise Valley; or take a more intense ride out to the Sonoran Desert Drive. And Fountain Hills has additional cycling opportunities—74 routes, to be exact—along with stores where you’ll find the latest cycling gear, bike repair services, rentals and clinics.

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Rafting in Scottsdale

Rafting

Prepare yourself for a one-of-a-kind adrenaline rush as you make a splash with a white water rafting adventure at Salt River Canyon - one of the Southwest’s hidden treasures. Enjoy short one-day rafting trips or extend the fun with longer rafting trips of up to five days - the choice is yours.

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Triathlons at Arizona

Triathlons

If you're a fitness enthusiast, then a triathlon might just be the perfect way to challenge yourself and make the most of your getaway to Scottsdale, AZ. Some of the top triathlon events in the area include the Ironman Arizona, the Lobsterman Triathlon, and the Cactusman Triathlon, to name a few.

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