with Great and Varied Public Horse Trails

Arizona Horse Properties One Noted Trail Area: The Spur Cross Conservation area:  This 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.

Website editor, Marie Griffith, riding her Arab, Sheik, on the
trails in Canyon De Chelly (note a Navajo Guide must
accompany all riders in the Canyon; guide not pictured.
Marie was riding with the Taos Saddle Club.


Horse Trails in Spur Cross Conservation Area

As with all Maricopa County Parks, equestrians are welcome into the park riding their own horse and must stay on designated trails. All trails are multi-use unless otherwise designated. All trail users are encouraged to practice proper trail etiquette.

Horse Staging Area
A staging area for your horse(s) is available at this park.
Please view our maps section for available trails.

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area offers over seven miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Park trails range in length from 1.2 miles to 4.6 miles
and range in difficulty from easy to difficult.

A scenic, but difficult trail, is Elephant Mountain. Designated for hikers and equestrians, this trail leads visitors to the adjacent Tonto National Forest.

The trails within Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area are
very popular due to the high elevation and dense vegetation.

All trails are multi-use unless otherwise designated. All trail users are
encouraged to practice proper trail etiquette.

Horse and Equestrian Communities

Coming under Equestrian Communities: A private gated, luxury home community offering a championship golf course designed by Jay Morrish . Other amenities include The Ranch Compound which includes the Fitness Barn Athletic Club, Coops Coffee Shop, Tack House, the Ranch House, a Golf Pro Shop and over 30 miles of trails. Custom homesites priced from the $200,000 range; Ranch cottages priced from the $500,000's; Custom homes priced from $750,000. Talking Rock Ranch - Prescott, Arizona 


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