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5/26/2015 - Extended due to dry conditions. A date to cancel the fire ban has not yet been determined.
Maricopa County's regional parks will initiate the annual fire ban. This includes banning the use of all campfire, fire pits and charcoal grills; however, it is still acceptable to use gas/propane grills in designated areas such as the ramada areas, semi-developed and developed camping sites, and along the shoreline at Lake Pleasant Regional Park. If the parks do not receive ample rain during the monsoon season, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department may extend the fire ban to protect the parks resources and ensure visitor safety. To learn more, click here.

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It's A Beautiful Morning Hike-Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
Join the Ranger on as we watch the sun rise on our beautiful desert. This 3 mile medium skill loop trail is especially good at making you feel you are all alone and away from the rushing crowd. It has some elevation which we will take slow. We'll return on a flat trail that was a stagecoach route to the Butterfield Overland Stage that ran just south of the Estrella Mountains. Follow signs to Butterfield Trail east of the Rodeo Arena.

Date: 5/7/2010
Time: 6:00 AM - 8:30 AM    Duration: 2.5 hours
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entrance fee
More Info:
Contact: Park Ranger Patricia Armstrong 623/932-3811
Location: Estrella Mountain Regional Park
14805 W. Vineyard Avenue
Goodyear, AZ  
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