Critter Hike (Registration required. Limit 15 participants)

Sunday, May 26, 2024
07:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Estrella Mountain Regional Park
14805 W. Vineyard Ave.
Goodyear, AZ 85338

(602) 506-2930 ext. 6

Join Ranger Nikki on an easy/moderate morning hike to observe animals starting their day. Click program title for more details.


Ranger Nikki will lead you on a hike to look for birds, mammals, insects and reptiles as they start their day. Possibilities include jackrabbits, coyotes, lizards, snakes, butterflies and more! The route uses Butterfield, Dysart and Coldwater Trails to make a 3.5-mile loop. The trail surface ranges from smooth and level to uneven with small to medium rocks underfoot. If you would like to learn how to document your findings via the iNaturalist citizen science project, please download the free app at home and register with a username prior to arrival. Wear closed-toe shoes, a hat and sun protection and bring snacks and plenty of water. There is little to no shade on this route. Binoculars are helpful. Make sure your phone is fully charged to take photos. No pets, please. Restrooms and water are available at Rainbow Valley Trailhead and the Nature Center.

MEETING LOCATION: Rainbow Valley Trailhead at the end of Arena Drive.

Limit 15 participants. To register, please call the Estrella Nature Center at (602) 506-2930 ext. 6 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 5/24/24. 

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