The Highlands at Dove Mountain is just minutes from trailheads which afford you the opportunity to hike over 30 miles in the Tortolita Mountains and canyons. The premier hiking trails in Wild Burro Canyon run on or near the top of the western and eastern ridges of the Canyon and lead into Tortolita Mountain Park. These 10 trails offer magnificent vistas, geological curiosities and exposure to wildlife. Along with the “everyday” sightings of bobcats, coyotes and deer, wild mustangs have been videotaped in the Tortolita Mountains.
Some of the trails are multipurpose and are shared with equestrian riders, bikers and pedestrians.
Make it a point to see the desert wildflowers in full bloom anywhere from late February thru early April.
The Highlands at Dove Mountain has a very large, active, organized Hiking Club which schedules between 20-30 hikes per months. These hikes vary in length, elevation and degree of difficulty so you can choose on that best fits your abilities and interests. The club also schedules hikes through the Santa Catalina, Santa Rita and Tucson Mountains.
Mt. Lemmon, at over 9,100 feet is the highest peak in the area and sports the southern most ski destination in the continental United States. With multiple trail heads from various locations, your trek up Mt. Lemmon can actually begin at Catalina State Park, only 20 minutes from The Highlands at Dove Mountain. If you are feeling more adventurous the Grand Canyon is just a 5 ½ hour drive away.