URGENT NOTICE IN LIGHT OF COVID-19 AND GUIDANCE FROM LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCIES, THE MCDOWELL SONORAN CONSERVANCY CONTINUES TO SUSPEND PUBLIC ACTIVITIES THAT REQUIRE THE GATHERING OF GROUPS OF PEOPLE OR CLOSE PERSONAL CONTACT UNTIL GUIDANCE ALLOWS FOR RESUMPTION OF THOSE ACTIVITIES. FOR AS LONG AS NECESSARY, THE CONSERVANCY, ITS STAFF, AND STEWARDS WILL CONTINUE WITH MUCH OF THEIR WORK WHILE MAINTAINING A SAFE WORKING ENVIRONMENT.
GATEWAY TRAILHEAD 18333 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy. Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Directions Located on the east side of Thompson Peak Rd. between Legacy Blvd. and Bell Rd. Overview The Gateway Trailhead is fully barrier-free and has all the amenities an outdoor recreation enthusiast could want. This trailhead is the access point to many unique Scottsdale trails. Even kids in strollers love the games and activities along the Bajada Nature Trail. Kids of all ages are able to explore the Gateway Loop trail and older kids love the challenge offered by interior trails. Landscape Rocky terrain (except Bajada) with steep sections with elevations gains 100-1900 ft. Excellent views. Amenities Parking, restrooms, shade ramadas, water, accessible Bajada Nature Trail, horse-trailer parking, hitching rails, water trough, interpretive signage