Arizona Star Walk

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$39 for REI Members

$59 for non-members

Limited spots left


  • Fitness level 1 Relaxed
  • Group size 9 people

Discover the magic of a starlit hike, when even the most familiar trails reveal sights and sounds they only share with the quiet night. We'll pause along the way for a laser guided tour of the night sky, pointing out constellations and celestial bodies that glow over the desert landscape after dark. This hike is perfect for night sky lovers with or without prior hiking experience, though you'll need to feel comfortable walking on uneven terrain for about 3 miles. You bring the hiking boots, we'll bring the headlamps.

  • Explore the desert night sky
  • Take a walk through one of our favorite places

What to bring with you


Participants are encouraged to download the free Star Walk 2 app, available in the App Store, to their phone or tablet. Upgrades are available for a small fee to remove ads or increase functionality.

Map image of First Water Road - Tonto National Forest

More directions and information

NO RESTROOMS AT TRAILHEAD. CLOSED TOED SHOES REQUIRED. From the US 60 in Apache Junction, take exit 196 for Idaho Rd/SR88, turn left. In 2.3mi, turn right onto N Apache Trail. Proceed for 5.2mi to N 1st Water Rd, turn right. Park in the dirt lot 200 feet from the main road. Call 480.945.2881 with any questions day of program.