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Spur Cross Trail, AZ

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Distance One Way 5.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,594 feet
Avg Time One Way 2.5 hours
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Spur Cross Limestone Loop
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39  2018-10-20
Metate Trail - Spur Cross
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15  2018-05-09
Metate Trail - Spur Cross
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7  2018-03-31
Spur Cross Loop
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Skull Mesa Ruins
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14  2018-03-16
Black Mesa - Cave Creek
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15  2018-03-04
Skull Mesa Ruins
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Preferred   Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov → Early
Seasons   Autumn to Spring
Sun  7:03am - 5:23pm
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Elephant Mountain Trail - Spur Cross
Elephant Mountain Trail - Spur Cross
1.8 mi away
2.1 mi
667 ft
Tortuga Trail - Spur Cross
Tortuga Trail - Spur Cross
2.0 mi away
1.2 mi
154 ft
Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross
Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross
2.0 mi away
2.6 mi
260 ft
CCRP to New River Road - Maricopa Trail
CCRP to New River Road - Maricopa Trail
2.2 mi away
13.0 mi
2,110 ft
Spur Cross to CCRA - Maricopa Trail
2.2 mi away
10.0 mi
450 ft
Metate Trail - Spur Cross
Metate Trail - Spur Cross
2.2 mi away
0.8 mi
75 ft
Black Mesa - Cave Creek
Black Mesa - Cave Creek
2.2 mi away
11.7 mi
3,100 ft
Skull Mesa - Cottonwood Creek Loop
2.2 mi away
17.1 mi
3,500 ft
Skull Mesa from Spur Cross TH
Skull Mesa from Spur Cross TH
2.2 mi away
12.0 mi
2,850 ft
Skull Mesa Ruins
Skull Mesa Ruins
2.2 mi away
16.6 mi
3,884 ft
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Overview
Spur Cross Trail is a 5.3 mile one way hike. Located 15 miles north-northwest of Scottsdale Arizona. Trailhead access is via a dirt road which is typically car accessible when dry. January and February are the best months to enjoy this hike.





Park Segments:
- Elephant Mountain Trail: 2.1 mi
- Metate Trail: 0.8 mi
- Spur Cross Trail: 5.3 mi
- Tortuga Trail: 1.2 mi
- Towhee Trail: 0.2 mi

This page is open for a new summary. The summary should be specific to the 5.3 mile segment.

This is the only trail where mountain biking is allowed in the conservation area.

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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

Permit $$
Spur Cross Conservation Area $3 per person


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True trailhead is on State Trust Land. HAZ does not know if it is accessible. If it is you need a permit for the State Land access in addition to the Spur Cross Conservation fee.
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