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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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Rock Art of Spur Cross

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

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 sites in the conservation area during this two hour hike. Meet at the main trailhead area where restrooms and picnic tables are [...]

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Dragonfly Trail Exploration Hike

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

(602) 506-2930 ext 8 Join park ranger Kevin on this exploration of the Dragonfly Trail. On this moderate 3.5-mile hike we will visit a prehistoric rock art site as well as stroll along a beautiful section of riparian habitat on Cave Creek. Bring plenty of water. Meet at 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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Hohokam Houses-the Ruins of Spur Cross

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

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. Meet at [...]

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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 [...]

Recurring

Rock Art of Spur Cross

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

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 sites in the conservation area during this two hour hike. Meet at the main trailhead area where restrooms and picnic tables are [...]

Recurring

Dragonfly Trail Exploration Hike

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

(602) 506-2930 ext 8 Join park ranger Kevin on this exploration of the Dragonfly Trail. On this moderate 3.5-mile hike we will visit a prehistoric rock art site as well as stroll along a beautiful section of riparian habitat on Cave Creek. Bring plenty of water. Meet at the [...]

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 [...]