Carefree sits in the heart of the intriguing Sonoran Desert — the richest, most biologically diverse desert ecosystem in America. Towering saguaro cacti and open skies accent scenic vistas brightened by 330 days of sunshine a year. Recreational options to explore the landscape abound. Raft a river, go horseback riding along washes, hike a mountain trail, or take an excursion to the Grand Canyon, Sedona or other awesome natural site. With more than 120 galleries, studios and museums, Scottsdale is a paradise for art enthusiasts. The city also has more than 200 golf courses, world-class spa services, upscale shops, desert adventures and more!