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Denise van den Bossche 602-980-0737

Associate Broker, Realtor & Team Leader (602) 980-0737

Denise van den Bossche 602-980-0737

Associate Broker, Realtor & Team Leader

Realty Executives Phoenix

Lost Canyon Scottsdale 85255


Lost Canyon is Scottsdale's best kept secret!



Guard Gated Security. Protected by a guard 24 hours each day, Lost Canyon boasts just 35 plots, each spanning over 5 acres, creating the "only gated canyon in Scottsdale." Its tranquil ambiance is punctuated solely by the melodies of nature. Unless invited, chances are you've yet to discover this hidden gem.

Nestled within the McDowell Mountains, Lost Canyon lies adjacent to Silverleaf's prestigious Upper Canyon, home to some of Scottsdale's most luxurious residences. Offering a serene retreat amidst Silverleaf's allure, Lost Canyon appeals to those seeking expansive lots and tranquility over the hustle of a golf club setting.



Scottsdale consistently earns its place among the top 15 hiking destinations globally, boasting over 200 miles of pristine trails in the McDowell Mountains. Located mere minutes from the 101 Loop, Lost Canyon offers not only unparalleled natural beauty but also easy access to Scottsdale's renowned attractions such as the annual Phoenix Open, Collector Car Auctions, and a plethora of top-tier dining, entertainment venues, nightclubs, and shopping destinations like Kierland and the Scottsdale Quarter.

This secluded paradise comprises just 35 exclusive homesites, each spanning a minimum of 190,000 square feet, ensuring utmost privacy with strategically positioned building pads. Accessing Lost Canyon is a breeze: head north on Pima from the 101, then turn right (east) at the Starbucks/AJs shopping plaza at Pima and Pinnacle Peak, and within approximately a 3-minute drive, you'll find yourself immersed in the tranquility of the McDowell Mountains—yet still remarkably close to urban convenience.

Lost Canyon lies approximately 6 miles from Scottsdale's private airport, a hub of activity during events like the Barrett Jackson Collector Car Auction, equestrian events, and the Phoenix Open, all just a short 10-minute drive away. This distance strikes a perfect balance, allowing residents to savor the serenity and unspoiled beauty of the Mountain Preserve nature preserve, basking in the silence and under the starlit sky, far from the bustle of city life.


Situated approximately 3 miles southeast of the intersection of Pima and Pinnacle Peak roads, the LOST CANYON community spans 240 acres nestled within the heart of the McDowell Mountains. With elevations reaching up to 2,342 feet, the residences offer breathtaking vistas to the northwest, secluded from view from Pima Road, a distinctive feature of the western slopes of the McDowell Mountains.


Lost Canyon is a natural amphitheater of desert foothills, ravines, washes and rock outcroppings enhanced by a well established Sonoran desert landscape with minimal alteration. Within the confines of the Lost Canyon valley and the environmentally sensitive eco-system, only a limited number of homesites were achievable without major alteration of the hillside. This required strict architectural guidelines and restrictions to ensure a subtle blending of the manmade and natural environment.  Within the building envelope, residences have been sited so that important views are protected, natural drainage is not significantly altered and the overall philosophy of Lost Canyon is implemented by integrating each residence with the natural desert.



There have been just two listings in 2024 in Lost Canyon:

  • Lot #34 Contemporary Modern SINGLE LEVEL LIVING hilltop home $5,600.000. This 7,600 square foot 5 bedroom 8 bath hillside home sits at an elevation of 2,190 feet on nearly 6 acres backing to the 30,000 acre McDowell Sonoran Mountain Preserve. Digital Brochure Link
  • Lot #30 closed on March 12 for $9.3 Million. This 3 Bedroom, 4 bath home is 7,500 square feet on 13 acres. Originally priced at $13,500,000 in the summer of 2022, the home returned to market just before the 2023 holidays reduced to $9,800,000. 

Both of these homes are highly regarded for their contemporary architecture, floor to ceiling glass and 360 degree mountain views


The home at #34 (text 602-980-0737 for private tour) was inspired by the elements of earth, sky and water. This mid-century modern contemporary luxury home harmonizes with complete and total immersion into the Upper Canyon of the McDowell  Mountains. Renown Chicago Architect Gordon Rogers was invited into AIA Fellowship with his unique combination of artistic expression and scientific discipline. Using sophisticated design elements of full floor to ceiling glass, Gordon showcases the canyon above and below with the mountain side-cutting required to achieve 540 degree views. The 5 ensuite bedroom, 8 bath home is uniquely laid out on a single level with no steps and a negative edge pool with cascading water fall echoing into the canyon below. All living rooms and bedrooms are on a single no-step level just under 5,000 square feet. The bonus lower level features a full tiered theatre with it’s own lobby/game room, a full bath, gym, and secondary garage. There is also a carpeted stairway leading to the upper garage. The lower garage opens to a covered portico. This level is accessable by both interior and exterior stairways and an inside elevator. The home was one of the first to earn the prestigious Scottsdale Green Home designation for its highly efficient design at a cool 2,190 foot high elevation. For listing, floorplan and photos, click the individual links below.


CC&R Design Requirements Here 

Scottsdale, the Greenest Blue Zone. Article detailing some of the features which helped to allow this home to be certified by the Scottsdale Green Building program here.

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