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Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

Apr 25, 2019 07:09PM

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The Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area is 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. While the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area does not offer a nature center, its sister park, Cave Creek Regional Park, does.

Location: 44000 N. Spur Cross Rd., Cave Creek. For more information, including hours and park entry fees, call 602-506-2930 or visit



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