This is desert west of Sun City, AZ, North of I-10. It's about a 30-45 minute parkway ride that is mainly isolated and peaceful, west of the White Tank Mountains, very few cars, sometimes a radar cop. Not allot of cactus at this particular area, but usually there are lots of saguro cactus and mountain scenery that is pretty cool on my rides.
There are beautiful mountains here to ride but there is usually many 18 Wheelers, RV's, Trailered Boats, and cages, everyone headed to the tourist spots, so I prefer more "less traveled" areas - just me and my machine.
Seems most riders here just go from their house to the bar/restaurant etc., park and "pose". As the saying goes, I "enjoy the journey, not the destination".
Very funny, and yes, you always carry water and a cell phone in Arizona. I usually stop every hour or so and hydrate and take in the scenery.