Start exploring the 315-mile, Valley-circling Maricopa Trail with a trek through its northmost reaches. This 13.6 mile segment runs from the Bronco trailhead in Tonto National Forest to Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area in Cave Creek.
LENGTH: 13.6 miles one way (Bronco Trailhead to Spur Cross)
The entire Maricopa Trail is 315 miles long.
ELEVATION: 2,400- 4,234 feet
BEST SEASON: October – April
From the intersection of Cave Creek Road and Pima Road in Carefree, continue 11.6 miles north on Cave Creek Road which turns into Seven Springs Road/Forest Road 24 to the Bronco Trailhead on the left. The last 3 miles of FR 24 is an all-weather gravel road suitable for passenger cars.
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area trailhead:
44000 N. Spur Cross Rd., Cave Creek