Join Ranger Eric for a guided hike to learn about the animals, plants, and ecology of the Sonoran Desert. Wildflowers may be out, depending on how much precipitation we get this winter. We will hike a 7.4-mile loop of the Coldwater, Butterfield, Gadsden, and Flycatcher trails. The trails are easy-moderate with occasional inclines, and rocky and uneven terrain. The hike should take around 4-4.5 hours, depending on how many times we stop. Please wear sturdy footwear and sun protection, carry ample water (at least 3 liters recommended), electrolytes, and snacks. Portapotties are available at the Coldwater Trailhead, with restrooms a short drive away over at the Arena area/Rainbow Valley Trailhead. See park map here: https://www.maricopacountyparks.net/assets/1/6/estrella-8x114.pdf
MEETING LOCATION: Trailhead Staging Area at the Coldwater Trailhead
Limit 15 participants. To register, please call the Nature Center at 602-506-2930 ext. 6 with your name, phone number and number 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 Thursday, 2/15/24.