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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.

Visit the City of Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve Page for full details on your visit to the Preserve.

Hours of the Preserve

NORTHERN REGION

GRANITE MOUNTAIN
31402 N. 136th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Amenities
Parking, restrooms, shade ramadas, water, accessible Bajada Nature Trail, horse-trailer parking, hitching rails, water trough, interpretive signage

FRAESFIELD
13400 East Rio Verde Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85262
AmenitiesCar and horse trailer parking, restrooms, shade ramada, interpretive and orientation signs, no drinking water

TOM’S THUMB
23015 N. 128th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Amenities
Car and horse trailer parking, restrooms, shade ramada, interpretive signs, no drinking water

BROWN’S RANCH
30301 N. Alma School Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Amenities
Parking, restrooms, shade ramadas, interpretive signage, water, horse trailer parking, hitching rails, water trough, accessible Jane Rau Nature Trail

PIMA-DYNAMITE
28777 N Pima Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Amenities
Gravel parking, maps, portable restroom, no drinking water

ACCESSIBLE AND INTERPRETIVE TRAILS

SOUTHERN REGION

GATEWAY
18333 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy. Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Amenities
Parking, restrooms, shade ramadas, water, accessible Bajada Nature Trail, horse-trailer parking, hitching rails, water trough, interpretive signage

LOST DOG WASH
12601 N. 124th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Amenities
Car and horse trailer parking, restrooms, shade ramada, interpretive and orientation signs, no drinking water

SUNRISE
12101 N. 145th Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Amenities
Directory, Horse Trails, Water, Biking, Dogs, Family Friendly, Hiking

QUARTZ
SW corner of McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd. and 104th St.
Amenities
Parking, no drinking water

RINGTAIL
12300 block of N. 128th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Amenities
Parking, no drinking water

WESTWORLD
15939 N. 98th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Amenities
Horse-trailer parking, water trough, shade ramada, restrooms, public arenas, directional signage. Access the Preserve via the WestWorld trail to the Quartz or Taliesin Trails.

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