Outdoor Recreation and Exploration

Outdoor Recreation

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Photo by Dale Keiser - Vulture Peak TrailsHiking

Wickenburg offers several hiking trails that range from beginner to advanced, including a breathtaking hike to the top of Vulture Peak. Find a detailed list of local hiking trails produced by the Wickenburg Conservation Foundation. The Arizona State Parks and Trails also offers an extensive guide.

Desert Caballeros Western MuseumStatue-DCWM Park Opens in new windowHistoric Walking Tour

Take a walking tour of historic downtown Wickenburg. The Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce has developed a self-guided tour that takes visitors on an easy stroll downtown filled with historical buildings, artwork, and more. Some famous stops include the Jail Tree, a railroad engine and caboose, the old Wishing Well, the Little Red Schoolhouse, and more.  Pick up a map at the Chamber or download it off their website.

Box Canyon OHV by Steve SchwarzbachOff Road Tours and Rentals

Looking to get out and explore the area.  Take a jeep tour with BC Jeep Tours. Their comfortable, open Willys Jeeps will take you on a scenic, customized tour.

Enjoy Wickenburg’s many off-road trails by renting a variety of vehicles from Happy Trails Powersports Rentals. They provide self-guided tours and rentals and have been exploring and riding the trails since 1983. Or join up with Adventures of a Lifetime ATV Tours, who will customize the tour for all ages and riding abilities.

Another way to explore the Wickenburg area is on an ebike, a motorized bicycle. With Ebikes Inc you can rent an Ebike and set out on your own or enjoy one of their pre-designed tours.

Vulture City Opens in new windowVulture City Ghost Town

Visit Vulture City, founded in 1863 and once boasting a population of 5,000 people when the mine was in its heyday. Visitors are thrown back in time by the many faithfully restored buildings and remaining artifacts as they enjoy an easy walk down a 1/2 mile gravel path.

Ghost Tours Opens in new windowWickenburg Legends and Ghost Tours

Join Madam Mariah as she leads you on a tour that is sure to raise the hairs on the back of your neck. This fun filled tour takes you throughout historic Wickenburg and will introduce you to local ghost stories, legends, and history.

Gold Panning

Gold Panning Opens in new windowPay Streak Gold Panning and Prospecting Adventures

Try your hand at gold panning and you just might strike it rich!  Pay Streak Gold Panning and Prospecting Adventures will teach you all you need to know to learn how to gold pan and prospect.

Golf

Los Caballeros Golf Course Opens in new windowLos Caballeros Golf Club

The Los Caballeros Golf Club sits on 20,000 acres and was rated #7 in 2019 as a top course in Arizona. The traditional championship course was designed to challenge a variety of skill levels. The facility also offers a driving range, putting greens, short-game practice area, golf lessons, and a club grill.

Wickenburg Country Club Opens in new windowWickenburg Country Club

The Wickenburg Country Club was founded in 1949 and offers an 18-hole course that has something for beginning to experienced players. Often referred to as the "thinker’s course", you are sure to enjoy a round at this challenging, championship layout. The club also offers a bar and grill.

Wickenburg Ranch Golf Club Opens in new windowWickenburg Ranch Golf and Social Club

Wickenburg Ranch Golf and Social Club has something for golfers of all levels. It has been repeatedly named one of the best golf courses in Arizona. The award winning course, Big Wick, is an 18-hole, par 71 championship course. For a more casual round of golf you can also check out Lil’ Wick, which is a 9-hole, par 3 course. Wickenburg Ranch offers a restaurant and several watering holes throughout their facility.

Parks

Hassayampa River Preserve Opens in new windowHassayampa River Preserve

The Hassayampa River Preserve is a 770 acre riparian nature preserve run by The Nature Conservancy and Maricopa County Parks and Recreation. This lush, stream-side habitat is home to some of the desert’s most spectacular wildlife, including 280 different species of birds. Self-guided trails take visitors through lush river bottoms and cottonwood, willow and mesquite forests. Learn more on the history of the River Preserve at the visitor’s center while you are there.

Sign.jpgTown of Wickenburg Public Parks

Wickenburg offers several parks that are open year-round. Our parks include picnic areas, ramadas, a skate park, pickle ball, tennis, and basketball courts, softball, baseball and soccer fields, playgrounds, multi-use concrete trail, walking paths, horseshoe pits, a sand volleyball court, dog park, campground, shooting range, exercise stations, and our seasonal pool and splash pad.