Thursday, November 30, 2023
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
44000 N. Spur Cross Road
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
(602) 506-2930 ext 8
Hike the Tortuga Loop with Ranger Derik and learn about cacti along the way. Click
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On this hike you will get to see a variety of cactus species and learn about their many adaptations to survive in the harsh Sonoran Desert climate. We will hike the 3.3-mile Tortuga Trail starting from the covered picnic table just past the contact station. The trail is rocky, steep and uneven in many places and rated as a moderate hike. Please make sure to wear proper shoes and bring trekking poles for the uneven trail. There is no water access within the park so please bring plenty from home. MEETING LOCATION: Covered picnic table just past the contact station covered picnic area, just past main park entrance. *Please note: Entry to Spur Cross Conservation Area is $3 per person. Annual Pass or CASH are accepted, and exact change is much appreciated. If the fee station past the parking lot is closed, there are iron rangers with envelopes to place your cash payment in. Limit 20 participants. To register, please call the Cave Creek Nature Center at (602) 506- 2930 ext. 8 with your name, phone number and number of people attending. If you find you cannot attend a program after you have registered, please call the Nature Center ASAP so we may contact those on the waiting list. Registration for this program will close on 11/29/2023.