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
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
popular due to the high elevation and dense vegetation.
All trails are multi-use unless otherwise designated. All trail
encouraged to practice proper trail etiquette.
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