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 Events for Spur Cross Ranch 
<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.

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area offers over seven miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Park trails range in length from 1.2 miles to 4.6 miles and range in difficulty from easy to difficult.

A scenic, but difficult trail, is Elephant Mountain. Designated for hikers and equastrians, this trail leads visitors to the adjacent Tonto National Forest.

The trails within Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Areaare very popular due to the high elevation and dense vegetation.

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.


Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 10/5/2015
Friday Fitness Walk at Spur Cross - 10/9/2015
Cottonwood Wash Walk - Spur Cross - 10/10/2015
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 10/12/2015
Exploring the Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross - 10/14/2015
Elephant Mountain Fortress Hike - Spur Cross - 10/17/2015
Geology, Gold, and Streams Walk - Spur Cross - 10/18/2015
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 10/19/2015
Friday Fitness Walk at Spur Cross - 10/23/2015
Moonlight Hike - Spur Cross - 10/25/2015
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 10/26/2015
Exploring Spur Cross - 10/28/2015
Rock Art of Spur Cross - 10/31/2015
Find the Ranger at Spur Cross - 11/1/2015
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 11/2/2015
Flora of Spur Cross - 11/4/2015
Friday Fitness Walk at Spur Cross - 11/6/2015
Sunset Over Spur Cross - 11/7/2015
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 11/9/2015
Exploring Spur Cross - 11/11/2015
Cottonwood Wash Walk - Spur Cross - 11/14/2015
Spur Cross to Cave Creek Maricopa Trail Hike - 11/15/2015
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 11/16/2015
Rock Art of Spur Cross - 11/18/2015
Friday Fitness Walk at Spur Cross - 11/20/2015

Park Hours
Sun-Thu: 6am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 6am-10pm
- 365 days a year 
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
44000 N. Spur Cross Road
Cave Creek, AZ 85331    mailing address
Ph: 480-488-6601   Fax: 480-488-2263 (cover-sheet required)
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