Maricopa County just approved a plan to develop a new regional park near Wickenburg in the Vulture Mountains and along the Hassayampa River. The 110-square mile park will be home to hiking trails (including the Maricopa Regional Trail), camp grounds, and OHV trails.
You can read a good overview of the projet on on AZCentral: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/ ... -area.html
Or you can read the whole proposal from the Maricopa County Parks and Rec site: http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/vulturemtn.aspx
which contains the file I'm attaching here.
Page 64-67 of the proposal scares me. There's gonna be two new freeways and six parkways that all come together in Wickenburg?!! The drive to Vegas might be nicer once the Ash Fork segment looks like the Loop 202, but pumpkin!