Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
Located about 35 miles north of central Phoenix, Spur Cross lies in the beautiful Sonoran Desert abutting the Tonto National Forest. This protected area encompasses 2,154 acres of diversely rugged land that features archaeological sites, ancient petroglyphs and lush riparian spots along Cave Creek which generally flows with its crystal waters during the winter months.
All of this natural beauty of rolling hills and mountains is dotted with tall Saguaro cacti of unique shapes and forms that have taken thousands upon thousands of years to grow. Remnants of early mining camps from the 1870s and ruins of the ancient Hohokam Indians holds many secrets of times past.
Seasonal changes bring variation to the landscape, from beautiful spring wildflowers, flowering cactus in May and running creeks during the winter season. Don’t forget your camera … photo opportunities abound! From the diverse flora and fauna to the many unique creatures that call the Sonoran Desert home, you’ll be sure to enjoy the scenic beauty all along the trail.
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