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Desert Discover Day Sat 11/19

Don’t miss the fun at Desert Discovery Day! Jewel of the Creek Preserve, Cave Creek   Sat 11/19  10am -2pm ​Join children of all ages to explore the preserve, learn about the diversity of life in our desert, and to examine the geology and archaeology underlying this magnificent landscape! Children will receive a stamp at each

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9 Desert Plants you can turn into Cookies, Candy & Margaritas

CAVE CREEK — Sweet red fruit rests on the arm of a prickly Saguaro. Yellowing pods are ground into meal. Spiked bright-green pads are roasted over a crackling fire pit. You can replicate meals made more than a thousand years ago from plants growing in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. To learn more, take an early morning

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Plant inventory reveals great diversity in Spur Cross Ranch

 A thorough inventory of the plant life  in Cave Creek’s Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area has revealed a richness in flora compared with other parks in the Maricopa County park system. After five years of field work from botanist Sarah Hunkins and park ranger Kevin Smith, the flora project documented and cataloged about 390 plant

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Hike Go John Trail, Cave Creek Recreation Area, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation

Hike the Go John Trail

 
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Hike your way to cooler temperatures in Arizona

The weather is still warm in Carefree and Cave Creek…and you are interested in getting out – out of the heat, out of the scorching sun, out in the cool, open air. Thankfully, you don’t have to go far to find what you’re looking for. There are many gems within Arizona that are perfect for

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Cave Creek pays off Spur Cross Conservation debt early!

“To me, it was always a grass-roots effort to save the land,” he said. “I just happened to be mayor at the time.”

 
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New Arizona hike: Quartz Trail in Cave Creek

by John Stanley - Apr. 13, 2012 The Republic | azcentral.com Don’t wait too long. If hiking desert trails is your idea of fun – and why wouldn’t it be? – you have only a few more weeks before the summer heat sends all but the hardiest hikers into their annual air-conditioned estivation. Valley hikers have plenty

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