Friday, March 23, 2018

Arizona Outdoor Expo March 24-25, 2018

Be sure to stop by the Maricopa Trail & Park Foundation booth at this weekend's Arizona Game & Fish Outdoor Expo!

https://www.azgfd.com/expo/

Monday, March 19, 2018

Biological Diversity and Remote Backcounty on the Maricopa Trail.


Biological Diversity and Remote Backcounty on the Maricopa Trail.
Of the 10 county regional parks that are linked together by the Maricopa Trail, the one with the most biological diversity is also the smallest.  At just over 2000 acres, it’s just a fraction of the size of White Tank Mountain Regional Park (about 30,000 acres). Despite its tiny footprint, the park has the largest number of documented plant species in the system. 

Complex geology, archeological sites, active wildlife and the riparian corridor of Cave Creek make this one of the most interesting places in the Valley. The Maricopa Trail shares space with the Spur Cross Trail, moving through the park to connect with the Tonto National Forest trail system. It’s a great place to step out on one of the route’s most remote and beautiful segments.  

https://www.maricopacountyparks.net/park-locator/spur-cross-ranch-conservation-area/