Connect with Nature at Tonto Verde

Beautiful scenery and amazing connection in any direction you turn.

Tonto Verde’s unique north, south, east and west surroundings in the Northeast Valley provides residents and guests a unique opportunity to connect with nature.

To the North

Bartlett Lake near Tonto Verde in Arizona

From Tonto Verde’s home base, to the north, Tonto Verde residents and guest can access Needle Rock recreation area featuring riparian land along the lower Verde River and just a bit further north Bartlett Lake and the Bartlett Lake Dam.

In addition to hiking, off road adventures can be accessed by 4-wheel drive equipped vehicles.

With any luck, those willing to invest a bit of time may spot a herd of wild horses that call the Tonto National Forest their home. Immediately west of Needle Rock and the Bartlett Reservoir, hikers will be treated to views of the Sears-Kay Ruins, an area occupied by the Hohokam peoples around 1050 AD. Views are spectacular and wildflowers abundant during the spring.

To the South

Spectacular views surrounding Tonto Verde

Tonto Verde residents and guests have immediate access to hiking and mountain biking trails in the McDowell Mountain Regional Park. A park entrance located on Tonto Verde property provides unique access to one of the flagship regional parks in Maricopa County.

Spectacular views of the surrounding mountain ranges, over 50 miles of multi-use trails and the chance to glimpse indigenous wildlife await those willing to venture from the Tonto Verde home base.

To the East

Sites to see near Tonto Verde

Tonto Verde residents and guests can connect with the Verde River, Four Peaks Wilderness, Superstition Mountains, Saguaro Lake, the Arizona Bald Eagle Management Program along the Verde River, the foothills of the 2.9 million acre Tonto National Forest and the largest stand of ponderosa pine trees in the world along the Mogollon Rim.

To the West

A desert owl looks on

Tonto Verde residents and guests can connect with hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and bird watching, all easily accessible in the adjacent 21,099-acre McDowell Mountain Regional Park. The adventuresome can extend their wandering to the west and connect with the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, a more than 30,500 acre desert habitat featuring notable formations including Tom’s Thumb, Marcus Landslide and the historic Stoneman Wash Trail, a military supply route connecting Fort McDowell with Prescott during earlier times.

At Home

For those wanting to stay close to home, Tonto Verde offers residents and guests the opportunity to connect outdoors with a challenging championship 18-hole putting course, two championship 18-hole golf courses, bocce courts, salt-water swimming pool and internal walking trails.

Finally, for those who prefer a less rigorous outing, residents and guests will enjoy sitting at the Clubhouse patio where they can enjoy spotting for animals, bird watching and mountain vistas rising 6,000 feet above the Sonoran Desert floor, accented by spectacular sunsets when purple mountain majesty is on display.

Golf at Tonto Verde in Arizona

As a bonus, a bald eagle may suddenly swoop in to survey evening activity at the pond as residents and guests on the patio catch their breath with this unexpected thrill.

The quiet, peaceful mountain setting in the Northeast Valley uniquely situates Tonto Verde’s residents and guests to connect with friends in a spectacular natural setting whether looking north, south, east or west. The Community takes pride in preserving its natural setting and providing unique opportunities to connect with family, friends and nature.

For more information of what our community has to offer, stop by our marketing office. Jenifer Minarsich, our Marketing Manager, would be happy to show you around our community and to answer any questions you may have. Or you can contact Jenifer at 480.471.2582 ext. 307, email [email protected].

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