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Elephant Mountain Fortress Hike

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

Join us for a 7-mile/5 hour roundtrip trek into the backcountry to one of the premier archaeological sites on the conservation area. Participants need to be in good condition and familiar with what hiking on primitive trails for this distance entails. Bring at least two liters of water and [...]

Butterflies of Spur Cross Walk

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

Join Ranger Kevin on a hike through Spur Cross and the Jewel of the Creek Preserve in search of butterflies including the monarch and the queen, the featured Maricopa County Parks Eco-Blitz insects for this month. This easy walk will cover the butterfly species you can find in the [...]

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Geology, Gold, and Streams Walk

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

Learn about the geology and streams of the Spur Cross region on an easy two-mile walk with nationally known earth science author and park docent Thomas McGuire. Visit an abandoned gold mine, Nutcracker Rock, and a Hohokam rock art site along Cottonwood Wash. Bring plenty of water and your [...]

Recurring

Life Along the Creek

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

Join us as we look at the plants and animals that live in the riparian area along a perennial stretch of Cave Creek. The hike will take us through the Jewel of the Creek Preserve and along the lower Dragonfly Trail for a distance of approximately 1.5 miles. Meet in the [...]

Recurring

Elephant Mountain Fortress Hike

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

Join us for a 7-mile/5 hour roundtrip trek into the backcountry to one of the premier archaeological sites on the conservation area. Participants need to be in good condition and familiar with what hiking on primitive trails for this distance entails. Bring at least two liters of water and [...]

Recurring

Geology, Gold, and Streams Walk

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

Learn about the geology and streams of the Spur Cross region on an easy two-mile walk with nationally known earth science author and park docent Thomas McGuire. Visit an abandoned gold mine, Nutcracker Rock, and a Hohokam rock art site along Cottonwood Wash. Bring plenty of water and your [...]

Recurring

Life Along the Creek

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

Join us as we look at the plants and animals that live in the riparian area along a perennial stretch of Cave Creek. The hike will take us through the Jewel of the Creek Preserve and along the lower Dragonfly Trail for a distance of approximately 1.5 miles. Meet in the [...]

Recurring

Elephant Mountain Fortress Hike

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

Join us for a 7-mile/5 hour roundtrip trek into the backcountry to one of the premier archaeological sites on the conservation area. Participants need to be in good condition and familiar with what hiking on primitive trails for this distance entails. Bring at least two liters of water and [...]

Recurring

Geology, Gold, and Streams Walk

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

Learn about the geology and streams of the Spur Cross region on an easy two-mile walk with nationally known earth science author and park docent Thomas McGuire. Visit an abandoned gold mine, Nutcracker Rock, and a Hohokam rock art site along Cottonwood Wash. Bring plenty of water and your [...]

Recurring

Life Along the Creek

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

Join us as we look at the plants and animals that live in the riparian area along a perennial stretch of Cave Creek. The hike will take us through the Jewel of the Creek Preserve and along the lower Dragonfly Trail for a distance of approximately 1.5 miles. Meet in the [...]

Recurring

Elephant Mountain Fortress Hike

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

Join us for a 7-mile/5 hour roundtrip trek into the backcountry to one of the premier archaeological sites on the conservation area. Participants need to be in good condition and familiar with what hiking on primitive trails for this distance entails. Bring at least two liters of water and [...]

Recurring

Geology, Gold, and Streams Walk

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

Learn about the geology and streams of the Spur Cross region on an easy two-mile walk with nationally known earth science author and park docent Thomas McGuire. Visit an abandoned gold mine, Nutcracker Rock, and a Hohokam rock art site along Cottonwood Wash. Bring plenty of water and your [...]