"Scenic Area For People Who Want To Get Away From It All"
This is a somewhat remote area with very scenic views. One of the pitfalls when driving in this area is limited cell phone reception, but this doesn't matter much because you will want to focus your attention on all of the scenery around you. There are lots of residential neighborhoods tucked far off Carefree Hwy. Many of the homes are perched on mountainsides with remote access. There are also lots of bikers/motorcyclist that enjoy traveling down Carefree Hwy and they also congregate in the nearby town of Carefree, AZ, that has lots of charming shops, art galleries and restaurants - with a real wild west feel. If you decide to venture into the city of Carefree, be sure to watch your speed, as this is a small town speed trap at its best! Carefree Hwy dead ends into North Scottsdale road, which offers a spectacular view of the Boulders, a very unique rock formation - which is also the location of the Boulders Resort and Golden Door Spa. The Boulders Resort features golfing, fine dining, shopping and much, much more. For those with some money and time on their hands, this resort may be just what you are looking for. http://www.theboulders.com/