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Received an invite from a “friend”  to hike the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area – my first time hiking this beautiful area which is part of the Maricopa County’s Regional Parks System with 2,154 acres.  The Cave Creek was flowing with water which made for wet feet having to cross the Creek several times to follow the Spur Cross trail. Wildflowers, did I mention wildflowers? WOW! Poppies, Penstemon, Blue Bells, Texas wildflowers, and Valerian, just to name a few.  I am sure (and was informed) wildflowers will be at their peak during the next week or two.  Following are photos captured during the hike. I hope you enjoy them.

spur cross ranch sign

Approaching the parking area of Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area.


welcome spur cross sign

Need I say more?


mural at spur trailhead

This is a mural on the Caretaker’s abode; picnic tables are also available directly in front of the mural.


poppy 2 mixture wildflower white flower yellow blue wildflowers purple close up yellow bunch flowers

Just a few of the many, many wildflowers in bloom at the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area.