Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
44000 N. Spur Cross Road
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
(602) 506-2930 ext 8
Nature Center Hours:
The Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area does not have a Nature Center. Please visit the Park Updates page for additional conservation area-specific information.
NOTICE: The Department of Forestry and Fire Management and Parks staff will be in the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area working on invasive species removal and fire fuel load reduction starting early March until mid-May. If needed, additional removal and/or reduction efforts may be added throughout the year. To learn more, see the park alert. Updated on 3/16/2022.
May 1 to October 31 - 5 am to 9 pm daily / November 1 to April 30 - 6 am to 8 pm daily
Welcome to Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area. The newest addition to Maricopa County's Regional Parks System, the conservation area encompasses 2,154 acres of diverse, rugged upper Sonoran Desert.
The north Valley location contains fascinating archaeology sites and lush riparian areas along Cave Creek, which flows throughout the winter months. Remnants of early mining and ranching, from which the park gets its name, are still apparent in the park. This area is a must see for all wildflower lovers in the spring. The abundant vegetation present in the conservation area provides a rich habitat for a diverse assemblage of wildlife.
Wildflowers & Butterflies Hike (Registration Required, Limit 20 Participants) ...More details
Desert Trees: The Fabulous Fabaceae Family (Registration Required, Limit 20 Participants) ...More details
Creatures of the Night (Registration Required, Limit 15 Participants) ...More details
Through a grant from the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, the...
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Black Mesa Sugarloaf
Dragonfly Trail Pool
Dragonfly Trail Pool
Foothills Palo Verdes
Fruits of the desert
Ice on cacti
Jewel After Rain
Lightning On Skull Mesa
Metate Trail Saguaro
Spur Cross Panorama
View From Elephant
Western Screech Owl