Hiking

The Sonoran Desert has some of the most scenic hiking in the state and should be a part of any visitors itinerary!

Cave Creek Regional Park
This beautiful Maricopa County's Regional Park is 2,922-acres and sits in the upper Sonoran Desert ranging in elevation from 2,000 feet to 3,060. Park hours are Sunday - Thursday: 6:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m., Friday - Saturday: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., 365 days a year.

37900 N. Cave Creek Parkway
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
623-465-0431
https://www.maricopa.gov/parks/cave_creek/

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Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
The newest addition to Maricopa County's Regional Parks System, the conservation area encompasses 2,154 acres of diverse, rugged upper Sonoran Desert and contains fascinating archaeology sites and lush riparian areas along Cave Creek, which flows throughout the winter months. In the spring, this area is a must see for all wildflower lovers in the spring. Park hours are Sunday - Thursday: 6:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m., Friday - Saturday: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., 365 days a year.

44000 N. Spur Cross Road 
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
480-488-6601
http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/spur_cross/
Palo Verde Trail 512, Bartlett Lake
This trail winds through rocky outcrops and crosses several ridges and hill slopes offering scenic views of Bartlett Reservoir. Bartlett Reservoir has been popular with anglers almost since the dam was constructed in 1939. Open January - December. Tonto daily pass is required for parking: $6.00 per vehicle, per day.

Tonto National Forest Supervisor's Office
2324 E. McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85006
602-225-5200
http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/tonto/null/recarea/?recid=35259&actid=50



Bartlett lake hiking

Jojoba Trail 511, Bartlett Lake
The trail winds through rocky outcrops and crosses several small ridges, offering scenic views of Bartlett Reservoir and is available for hikers and bikers. Bartlett Reservoir has been popular with anglers almost since the dam was constructed in 1939. Open January - December. 

Tonto National Forest Supervisor's Office
2324 E. McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85006
602-225-5200
http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/tonto/null/recarea/?recid=35257&actid=24