Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Dragonfly Trail Day Hike
when Saturday, October 27, 2018
  Trip Report : December 12, 2009
where Spur Cross Coservation area
the hike     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
 •  sunscreen
 •  hat
distance 5.8 miles
time 3-4 hours
EC +-300' elevation change
elevations 2,400' to 2,150'
cost $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
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
weather Cave Creek
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     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


    Take 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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