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Chandler Parks & Recreation logoOutdoor Adventure Program

Explorer or thrill seeker, experience adventure that will invigorate your spirit. Hike, swim, fish and explore with Outdoor Adventure. Designed for ages 13 and up, getaways are a great way to meet new people. Set out in search of adventure on one trip or all of them. Trips run March - May.

 
Hike to Explore
Full Moon Nature Hikes
Come and join us for this 60 minute moon-lit hike of Veterans Oasis Park. Along the way we will look and listen for the creatures that come out only after sunset as temperatures begin to drop. For added fun, bring a UV flashlight and discover how scorpions can glow in the darkChandler Teen Adventure Trips

Saguaro Hiking Excursion
This trail wraps around a peninsula with secluded coves. Most of the route hugs the cliffs high above Saguaro Lake, making it nice for photography and wildlife spotting. The trail’s high points reveal fantastic views of the gaping Salt River Canyon.

Exploring Montezuma's Well
Montezuma’s Well, a detached unit of Montezuma Castle National Monument, is a natural limestone sinkhole near the town of Rimrock, Arizona. Learn about this fascinating natural wonder and the nearby cliff dwelling.
 
Vertical Terrain

Rock Climbing Course Hands On
This five-week course is designed to get your climbing knowledge and skills up to speed. Experienced instructors will be there to help you along the way. 
Chandler Teen Adventure Trips

Rock Climbing Course for Intermediate Climbers 
This five-week course is designed to improve the skills of a climber who already knows the basics. In addition to improving strength and technique, students will learn some new rope skills that can take their climbing to the next level.
 

Water in the Desert

Whitewater Rafting Excursion 
This will be an unforgettable day in the majestic 2,000 ft. deep Salt River Canyon. You’ll go through big rapids as well as the serenity of the Narrows and its beautiful volcanic cliffs. Half way through we stop at a river side base camp for a delicious hot lunch! Kids 8-12 receive the discounted rate.

Hike and Kayak Excursion
This two in one adventure starts off with a beautiful drive to Canyon Lake. Once there we’ll hike a couple of miles on an easy to moderate trail that takes you to an overlook with great 360 degree views of the Superstition Wilderness. After the hike we’ll eat lunch at the marina or you can save some money and bring a picnic lunch. We’ll spend an hour exploring a cool side canyon in kayaks before returning to the EEC.

Cibecue Canyon Excursion
This is more of a canyoneering style hike as the trail crosses the 
creek many times. Your feet will get wet and there will be a lot of rock jumping. It’s a fun two mile hike up the canyon with spectacular views and a 30 foot waterfall.
Chandler Teen Adventure Trips
Slide Rock Excursion
Come see the spectacular red rock views within the venerable Oak Creek Canyon. Cascade along the gently sloping and slippery creek bottom, or plunge into the crystalline depths of one of the larger pools. Participants under 13 yrs must be accompanied by an adult.

Salt River Excursion
Spend the day traveling down the Salt River on kayaks. We will learn about river hydraulics, geology and the Sonoran Desert. Bring a large lunch, a lot of water, and appropriate clothing for the weather. Closed-toe shoes and sun protection are required.

Overnight

Family Campout
All parents with kids ages 6-12 are invited to attend the Family Campout! Held at Veterans Oasis Park, campers will enjoy a night of roasting marshmallows, telling stories and enjoying the cool outside air. Morning will bring a pancake breakfast, activities and relay games as families team up to win fun prizes! 

Mother and Son Campout
All mothers and their sons are invited to attend the thir