The newest addition to Maricopa
Parks System, the conservation area encompasses
2,154 acres of diverse, rugged upper Sonoran
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
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.