A beautiful area that includes a variety of trails of different levels.
Description: The north Valley location contains fascinating archaeology sites and lush riparian areas along Cave Creek, which flows throughout the winter months. Remnants of early mining and ranching, from which the park gets its name, are still apparent in the park. The abundant vegetation present in the conservation area provides a rich habitat for a diverse assemblage of wildlife.
There is a $3/person entry fee to the park. Maybe lunch afterwards in Cave Creek?
Directions: From Carefree Highway and Cave Creek Road. Head north on Cave Creek Road 2.6 miles to Spur Cross Ranch Road. Go left. The road jogs a bit here but you go 4.0 miles to the parking lot. From the Scottsdale Road side, go to Cave Creek Rd (Scottsdale Rd changes to Tom Darlington) go to Spur Cross Ranch Rd and make a right. Best to use Google Maps to confirm.
REMEMBER: Wear good sturdy shoes, have sunblock, hat, and a minimum of 1 quart of water.
Please RSVP to Steve & Jan Hertzfeld