44000 N. Spur Cross Road
Cave Creek, AZ 85331 mailing address
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.
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
A scenic, but difficult trail, is Elephant Mountain.
Designated for hikers and equastrians, 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.
Always remember to carry plenty of water and let someone know where you are going.