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 Events for San Tan Mtn 
<March 2015>

As with all Maricopa County Parks, equestrians are welcome into the park riding their own horse and must stay on designated trails. All trails are multi-use unless otherwise designated. All trail users are encouraged to practice proper trail etiquette.

Horse Staging Area
A staging area for your horse(s) is available at this park. Please view our maps section for available trails.


San Tan Mountain Regional Park offers over eight miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Park trails range in length from one mile to over 5 miles and range in difficulty from easy to difficult.

If you are looking for an easy, relatively short hike, the Moonlight Trail is the perfect choice, as it provides a scenic and rather mild hike for all to enjoy. If you are looking for a longer more difficult hike, try the 5.1-mile San Tan Trail as it winds you through the Broken Lands and Central Valley portions of the park to the top of the Goldmine Mountains. Besides its length, the San Tan trail is considered challenging in some areas due to washes, soft soil and slick or rocky steep mountain slopes. We encourage hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders to use extreme caution in these areas. Another visitor favorite is the Malpais Hills Trail as it displays a unique perspective of Rock Peak and the Malpais Hills. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for wildlife such as javelinas, coyotes, and Gila Monsters!

The trails within the San Tan Mountain Regional Park are very popular because they offer a unique perspective of the lower Sonoran Desert with wonderful wildlife, plant-life and scenic mountain views. Whatever your heart desires, San Tan Mountain Regional Park has a trail to fit your hiking, biking or horseback riding needs.

All trails are multi-use unless otherwise designated. All trail users are encouraged to practice proper trail etiquette.

Always remember to carry plenty of water and let someone know where you are going.

Night Shredders - San Tan - 4/1/2015
Homeschool: Land Before Time - San Tan - 4/2/2015
Trail Blazers: Fitness Hike - San Tan - 4/3/2015
“Scrambled EGGstravaganza” Crafts and Games - San Tan - 4/4/2015
Reptile Feeding - San Tan - 4/4/2015
Moonlight Hike and Campfire - San Tan - 4/4/2015
Desert Denizens - San Tan - 4/7/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 4/8/2015
Wildflower Wanderings - San Tan - 4/9/2015
All About Mountain Lions - San Tan - 4/10/2015
Animal Spotlighting - San Tan - 4/10/2015
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 4/11/2015
Archery 101 - San Tan - 4/11/2015
Desert Edibles - San Tan - 4/11/2015
Wildflower Portraits - San Tan - 4/12/2015
Mountain Biking 101 - San Tan - 4/12/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 4/15/2015
Bloomin' Cactus Walk - San Tan - 4/16/2015
Homeschool: Wild and w - San Tan - 4/16/2015
Homeschool: Wild and Wacky Behavior - San Tan - 4/16/2015
Trail Blazers: Fitness Hike *FINALE* - San Tan - 4/17/2015
Trail Talk: Living with Giants - San Tan - 4/17/2015
Trailwork Volunteers Day - San Tan - 4/18/2015
Hiking 101 - San Tan - 4/18/2015
Little Explorers: Just for Kids - San Tan - 4/18/2015

Park Hours
Sun-Thu: 6am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 6am-10pm
- 365 days a year  

Summer Nature Center Hours
Mon-Sat: 7 am - 12 pm
Sun.: Closed

Admin. Office Hours
Varies during summer - please call for daily schedule.

San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 West Phillips Road
Queen Creek Arizona 85242
Phone: (480) 655-5554
Fax: (602)372-8596
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