Trailside Naturalist – Packrats

Gateway Trailhead 18333 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale

Sonoran Desert packrats have been collecting and preserving things found on the ground for 40,000 years! Stop by the Trailside Naturalist Station at the Gateway Trailhead between 8:00 and 11:00 A.M. to learn how ancient packrats and their distinctive behavior assist today’s scientists who study the history of desert plants, animals, geology and climate. Restrooms