~Cave Creek Regional Park is located in Maricopa County in Cave Creek, AZ.
We have visited this park many, many times over the years. The park is known for camping, hiking, birding and stargazing just to mention a few.
Here is a blurb from the park’s website.
Welcome to Cave Creek Regional Park. The park, which is located north of Phoenix, became part of Maricopa County’s regional park system in 1963. This 2,922-acre park sits in the upper Sonoran Desert and ranges in elevation from 2,000 feet to 3,060 feet. This desert oasis provides any hiker and equestrian majestic views. The Go John Trail loops around a mountain to provide the illusion of being miles away from civilization. In the 1870s, fever stricken gold seekers staked their dreams on the jasper-studded hills. Guided trails to these sites give visitors an opportunity to travel back in time.
If one is so inclined to venture out of the regional park you are within easy access to Cave Creek, Carefree, Phoenix, and Scottsdale. But, truly why would you want to leave the park? You’re there to enjoy nature. Right?
Well, perhaps, to grab a bite to eat. One of my favorite places to eat in Cave Creek is Harold’s. According to their website it has been around since 1935. If you like the feel of an old, western style place serving great food try Harold’s. Here is a bit of their history: https://haroldscorral.com/about/harold-s-history/
If you enjoy watching a sunset and stargazing, Cave Creek is one of the best locations for these activities.
One of my favorite things about this park is the variety of birds that call this area home. And, one of my treasured things to do is to take photos of them. A few from this visit.
Where to next…..