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 Events for San Tan Mtn 
<October 2015>

5/26/2015 - Extended due to dry conditions. A date to cancel the fire ban has not yet been determined.
Maricopa County's regional parks will initiate the annual fire ban. This includes banning the use of all campfire, fire pits and charcoal grills; however, it is still acceptable to use gas/propane grills in designated areas such as the ramada areas, semi-developed and developed camping sites, and along the shoreline at Lake Pleasant Regional Park. If the parks do not receive ample rain during the monsoon season, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department may extend the fire ban to protect the parks resources and ensure visitor safety. To learn more, click here.

San Tan Mountain Regional Park offers over eight miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Park trails range in length from 1.1 miles to over 5 miles, and range in difficulty from easy to strenuous.

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. This trail winds you through the Broken Lands and Central Valley portions of the park to the top of the Goldmine Mountains. In addition to its length, some may consider the San Tan Trail 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.

Desert Walk and Talk - San Tan - 10/6/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 10/7/2015
Bats and Goatsuckers: Myths Debunked - San Tan - 10/9/2015
Animal Spotlighting - San Tan - 10/9/2015
Zombie Archery - San Tan - 10/10/2015
Cowboys and Guitar Strings - San Tan - 10/10/2015
Mountain Bike 101: Beginner Ride - San Tan - 10/11/2015
Homeschool: Owls - San Tan - 10/14/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 10/14/2015
All About Scorpions - San Tan - 10/16/2015
Scorpion Scavenger Hunt: Final - San Tan - 10/16/2015
Desert Edibles: Delectable Desserts - San Tan - 10/17/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 10/21/2015
The Great Bug Hunt - San Tan - 10/23/2015
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 10/24/2015
6-Feet Under: Geology - San Tan - 10/24/2015
Full Hunters Moon Hike - San Tan - 10/24/2015
Sonoran Desert Simplified - San Tan - 10/25/2015
Homeschool: Owls - San Tan - 10/28/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 10/28/2015
Zombie Apocalypse - San Tan - 10/30/2015
Haunted HOWLoween Bash - San Tan - 10/31/2015
Desert Walk 'n' Talk - San Tan - 11/3/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 11/4/2015
Hiking 101 - San Tan - 11/6/2015

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Mon-Sat: 7 am - 12 pm
Sun.: Closed

Winter: (10/20 - 5/17)
Sun. - Sat: 7 am - 3 pm

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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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