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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.

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.

Little Explorers for Toddlers - San Tan
Sonoran Story-time For Kids - San Tan

"Scrambled EGGstravaganza" Crafts and Games- San Tan - 4/19/2014
Homeschool: Owls: Silent Hunters of the Night - San Tan - 4/23/2014
Mountain Bike Madness - San Tan - 4/23/2014
Animal Adaptations - San Tan - 4/24/2014
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 4/24/2014
Animal Flashlight Hike - San Tan - 4/24/2014
Bird Journeys - San Tan - 4/25/2014
Wag the Dog - San Tan - 4/26/2014
Stargazing for Everyone - San Tan - 4/26/2014
Sonoran Desert Simplified - San Tan - 4/27/2014
Mountain Bike Madness - San Tan - 4/30/2014
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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
480-655-5554
santanpark@mail.maricopa.gov
 
 
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