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 Events for Spur Cross Ranch 
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Trails

Trail Name Miles KM Use Rating
Dragonfly 2.6 4.2 Hike only
Elephant Mountain 2.0 3.3 km Hike only
Metate Trail 0.8 1.4 km Hike only
Spur Cross (Maricopa Trail) 5.2 8.4 km Shared use
Tortuga 1.2 2.0 km Hike/Shared use
Towhee 0.2 0.3 Hike only

Trail Rating Guide
During the hotter months when the temperatures and/or humidity is high, trails will be rated at least one level higher.

Rating Symbol Brief
Definition
Surface Grade Obstacles/
Steps

easiest
Paved Accessible Trail Paved or hard and smooth
None


easy

Mostly smooth and wide Dirt with occasional unevenness
2" or less, rocks and ruts

moderate
Mostly smooth, variable width Dirt with occasional unevenness
<8" rocks and ruts, loose material

moderate difficult
Mostly uneven surfaces Dirt and rock
<12" rocks and ruts, loose material

difficult
Long rocky segments with possible drops and exposure Dirt and loose rock with continual unevenness
12" or taller, loose rocks, exposure to drops

extremely difficult
Long rocky segments with possible drops and exposure Dirt and loose rock with continual unevenness
12" or taller, loose rocks, exposure to drops and excessive heat >90F

 


Fitness Friday at Spur Cross - 9/26/2014
Flashlight Hike - Spur Cross - 9/27/2014
Exploring Spur Cross - 10/1/2014
Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross - 10/4/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 10/6/2014
Full Moon Hike - Spur Cross - 10/8/2014
Fitness Friday Walk at Spur Cross - 10/10/2014
Rock Art of Spur Cross - 10/11/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 10/13/2014
Cottonwood Wash Walk - Spur Cross - 10/15/2014
Elephant Mountain Fortress Hike - Spur Cross - 10/18/2014
Stargazing at Spur Cross - 10/18/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 10/20/2014
Rock Art of Spur Cross - 10/22/2014
Fitness Friday Walk at Spur Cross - 10/24/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 10/27/2014
Exploring the Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross - 10/29/2014
Rock Art of Spur Cross - 11/1/2014
Exploring Spur Cross - 11/2/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 11/3/2014
Full Moon Hike - Spur Cross - 11/6/2014
Fitness Friday Walk at Spur Cross - 11/7/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 11/10/2014
Cottonwood Wash Walk - Spur Cross - 11/12/2014
Fitness Friday Walk at Spur Cross - 11/14/2014
more...


Park Hours
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Fri-Sat: 6am-10pm
- 365 days a year 
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
44000 N. Spur Cross Road
Cave Creek, AZ 85331    mailing address
Ph: 480-488-6601   Fax: 480-488-2263 (cover-sheet required)
spurcrossranch@mail.maricopa.gov
 
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