Archives for March 2008

White Tank Regional Park Trail Reviews

View Larger Map Nearly 30,000 acres makes this the largest regional park in Maricopa County. Most of the park is made up of the rugged and beautiful White Tank Mountains on the Valleys west side. The range, deeply serrated with ridges and canyons, rises sharply from its base to peak at over 4,000 feet. Infrequent heavy rains cause flash floodwaters to plunge through the canyons and pour onto the plain. These torrential flows, pouring down… Read More »

Brown Canyon – Sierra Vista, AZ

by Brian Trader Take state route 90 to Fry blvd. keep going straight til you hit Hwy. 92 take a right go south to ramsey canyon rd. turn right til you see a little parking area to the right abut 2.5 miles in. That is where the fun starts. Rating: Skill: Advanced Effort: Moderate Type: Loop/Singletrack Season: All year Mileage: 5.9

Estrella Mountain Regional Park Trail Reviews

View Larger Map Estrella Mountain Regional Park These 19,840 acres of desert and mountains became the first regional park in the Maricopa County Park System in 1954. Located near the meeting of the Gila and Agua Fria Rivers in the southwest Valley, the park includes a large wetland, or riparian, area. The majority of the park remains pristine desert, very similar in appearance to the landscape seen by the first settlers and explorers. The Sierra… Read More »