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The petroglyphs found in Spur Cross were created hundreds of years ago by the Hohokam people. Come and walk in their footsteps as we visit a few of the more impressive sites in the conservation area during this two hour hike. No dogs on this hike. (moderate) Preregistration requiredFind out more
Hikes and seminars along the trails of the Spur Cross Recreation Area. Hike to ruins and petroglyphs. Seminars on what our ancestors used for tools, foods, and medicines. Join the DAC as we partner with the Foothills Chapter of the AZ Archeological Society. Free to all!Find out more
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. We [...]Find out more
Invasive species are one of the biggest threats to our park’s ecosystem health. They outcompete native plants, decrease biodiversity and increase wildfire occurrences and magnitude. Join the new Desert Defenders program to help us find and remove these plants! January-February Dominant Species removed Sahara Mustard and London Rocket March-April [...]Find out more
Join park ranger Kevin Smith on this exploration of the Dragonfly Trail. On this moderate 3.5 mile hike we will visit a prehistoric rock art site and also stroll along a beautiful section of riparian habitat on Cave Creek. Bring plenty of water. (moderate) PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIREDFind out more
Join us for this 2.5-mile hike that will introduce you to the rich archaeological history of the area. See evidence of prehistoric Hohokam dwellings and learn about their culture as we trek up to one of their mesa-top compounds. Bring plenty of water. No dogs on this hike. (moderate) PRE-REGISTRATION [...]Find out more
The conservation area is a different experience when seen softly illuminated by the silver moon. While we will attempt to minimize the use of flashlights, bring one in case you need it. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIREDFind out more