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Maricopa Trail Walk: Goldmine Trailhead to Mansel Carter Oasis Park (Registration FULL))

Saturday, January 16, 2021
08:30 AM - 11:30 AM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

(602) 506-2930 ext 7

This is a one-way walk (approx. 6 miles) with the Ranger along a portion of the Maricopa Trail that starts at San Tan's Goldmine Trailhead and ends at Town of Queen Creek's Mansel Carter Oasis Park. Limited to 10 participants. Click program title for details.

Registration required. This is a one-way guided walk (almost 6 miles) with the Ranger designed to help 100 Miles Challenge participants attain their “third park” requirement by traveling on a segment of the Maricopa Trail. This walk is also open to non-participants. You must make travel arrangements ahead of time to dropped off/picked up or have a vehicle at BOTH the starting and end points. Carpooling is encouraged due to limited parking at the starting trailhead. We start at the Goldmine Trailhead off Wagon Wheel road and follow the MT via surface streets, paved pathways, and sidewalks to Mansel Carter Oasis Park (19535 E Appleby Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142). We will discuss local history along the way, including the story of Mr. Carter himself, and make a brief stop at the Desert Wells Stage Stop on Sossaman Rd. This walk is limited to 10 participants and registration is required. Call the Park Office at 602-506-2930 x7 for San Tan to reserve your spot.  Wear closed-toe shoes and bring water, snacks, hat and sunscreen. Meet at the Goldmine Trailhead off Wagon Wheel Rd. (Approx. cross-streets Skyline and Goldmine Gulch).

Maricopa County Parks and Recreation COVID guidelines:

  • Know before you go. Check the website or call ahead to ensure the program has not been canceled. Be prepared for limited access to facilities and water fountains.
  • Bring a mask. Although this is an outdoor program, frequent stops may be made so the ranger can explain or highlight items along the trail(s). Masks will be required during these stops. Masks are also required in restrooms and the nature center.
  • Physical distancing. Observe the CDC’s minimum recommended physical distancing of six (6) feet from others at all times. Share the trail and warn other trail users of your presence as you pass.
  • Personal hygiene. Follow the CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to visiting parks or trails.
  • Other. Do not use parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms. If you sneeze while recreating on a trail, please sneeze into your elbow to avoid the spread of germs.
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