|when||Saturday, October 27, 2018|
|Trip Report : December 12, 2009|
|where||Spur Cross Coservation area|
We will see some interesting shaped giant saguaro cactus and an ancient metate
on the Spur Cross/Metate trails, then a brief climb will allow views of the desert
surrounding Cave Creek.
Branch off onto the Dragonfly Trail and although the creek bed was almost dry during my recent pre-hike, we will still see some pretty scenery. Stop for a snack at the Jewel of the Creek Preserve before hiking back to the parking lot. Return to the parking lot by noon, and if interested, we can stop in Cave Creek for lunch.
You will need:
• at least 3 liters of water
• good hiking boots
|EC||+-300' elevation change|
|elevations||2,400' to 2,150'|
$3 (exact change required) per person at the pay station.
When car-pooling, pay your share the cost of gas. The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5/non-member.
|on trail||100% — Spur Cross, Metate, and Dragonfly Loop Trails|
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|leader||You must email the leader to confirm. Please include your cell phone number in case we need to contact you the day of the hike.|
Meet at trailhead at 8:00 AM. Take Loop 101 north, exit at Cave Creek
Rd and go north 15 miles to Spur Cross Ranch Road (the road swerves to
the left and turns into Spur Cross Ranch Road). Continue north on the
graded road through the tall gateposts and past the horse corrals to
the signed public parking area on the right. Address of the area is:
44000 N. Spur Cross Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
ORTake I-17 to Carefree Hwy (AZ 74), exit 223. Go east on Carefree Hwy 9.7 miles to Spur Cross Ranch Rd. Then follow the above directions.
There are outhouses at the trailhead.
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