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 Events for Usery Mtn 
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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 through Friday, August 29, 2014
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.

Trails

Trail Name Miles KM Use Rating
Amigos Wash 1.2 1.9 km Shared use
Blevins 3.0 4.9 km Shared use
Cat Peaks 1.1 1.8 km Shared use
Cat Peaks Pass 0.3 0.4 km Shared use
Channel 1.2 2.0 km Shared use
County Line 1.0 1.6 km Shared use
Crimson Wash 0.9 1.5 km Shared use
Desert Hawk 0.5 0.8 km Hike only
Levee 1.6 2.6 km Shared use
Meridian 0.9 1.5 km Shared use
Merkle 0.9 1.4 km Barrier-free
Moon Rock 1.4 2.3 km Shared use
Nighthawk Wash 0.5 0.7 km Shared use
Noso 1.0 1.5 km Shared use
Pass Mountain 7.5 12.0 km Shared use
Ruidoso 1.3 2.2 km Shared use
Signal Wash 0.5 0.8 km Shared use
Spillway 1.2 1.9 km Shared use
Vista 0.5 0.8 Hike only
Wind Cave 1.5 2.4 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

 


All About Desert Quail - Usery Park - 8/22/2014
All About Scorpions - Usery Park - 8/23/2014
Scorpion Hunt - Usery Park - 8/23/2014
Strange and Silly Saguaros - Usery Park - 8/26/2014
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park - 8/27/2014
Movie Night in the Park: "The Living Desert" - Usery Park - 8/29/2014
Movie Night in the Park: "Toughest Desert Animals" - Usery Park - 9/5/2014
Full Moon Hike - Usery Park - 9/6/2014
All About Our Sonoran Desert - Usery Park - 9/10/2014
All About Owls - Usery Park - 9/12/2014
Animal Flashlight Walk - Usery Park - 9/12/2014
Archery 101 - Usery Park - 9/13/2014
All About Bats - Usery Park - 9/17/2014
Strange and Silly Saguaros - Usery Park - 9/19/2014
Venomous Reptiles - LIVE!! - Usery Park - 9/20/2014
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park - 9/24/2014
Home School Program: "Chemical Reactions and More" - Usery Park - 9/26/2014
All About Elk - Usery Park - 9/26/2014
All About Scorpions - Usery Park - 9/27/2014
Scorpion Hunt - Usery Park - 9/27/2014
Hiking the Grand Canyon - Usery Park - 9/30/2014
Home School Program: "No Bats in my Belfry!" - Usery Park - 10/3/2014
All About Ants - Usery Park - 10/3/2014
Animal Flashlight Walk - Usery Park - 10/3/2014
Wag 'n' Walk Dog Adoption Hike - Usery Park - 10/4/2014
more...


Park Hours
Sun-Thu: 6am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 6am-10pm
- 365 days a year 

Summer Nature
Center Hours

Mon - Sat: 8 am - 3 pm

Admin. Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 8 am - 4 pm

Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Road
Mesa, AZ 85207
Ph: (480) 984-0032  Fax: (602)372-8596
userypark@mail.maricopa.gov
 
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