I know I saw a conversation about closing times on Piestewa on the forum lately, but I can't find the thread so I'm starting a new topic....
What's the deal about the closing times for the Phoenix area preserves? The City of Phoenix website says the roads/trailheads close at 7pm, but trails are open until 11pm. I was at South Mountain a few days ago hiking the Ranger Trail, and I was concerned about getting locked in at 7, but I saw a lot of people showing up to hike and driving up the San Juan Road at 6:30 - 6:45. When I left at 7:15, they had the gate going in closed, but I was able to leave. Is there a different time after 7 that your car will get locked in? Also, is it different for each area? I'm also interested in areas that may not be run by the City of Phoenix. Here are the areas I would especially like get info about:
Estrella Mountain Regional Park
White Tanks Regional Park
I'm standing alone on the cliffs of the world
No one ever tends to me
Sitting alone, covered in rays
Some things are so my mind can breath