Arizona, McDowell Sonoran Preserve

If you are in search of southwestern wildlife, this is the place to be.

"The amount of wildlife is astonishing," writes one reader of this Scottsdale preserve. Coyotes, desert tortoises, bobcats, roadrunners, coatimundi, and mountain lions all make their homes here. In addition, you'll enjoy cactus blooms and views of 4,000-foot summits.

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