Hiking the Cholla Trail – Arizona

The morning after the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference we headed to Cholla Trails, in Arizona, for a sunrise hike for a great workout with beautiful views. Cholla gains about 1250 feet over 1.42 miles.

Cholla gave us a nice challenging hike with great views of Scottsdale and Phoenix and is also was a great place to watch the sunrise. The first mile or so is trail hiking. However, once we reached “the saddle” the hike becomes more intense and predominantly scrambling for the final stretch. We kept our eyes open for the local wildlife of Arizona Cholla like Harris Antelope Squirrels, Quail, Road Runners, Hawks, Chuckwallas and rattlesnakes.