Arizona Hiking Gallery
Arizona Archaeology Awareness Month Hike
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, Cave Creek, AZ
March 17, 2007
Gallery contains 21 photos
Gallery last updated: 4/24/2007
An Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) stands in the foreground of the mountains to the north of Spur Cross Ranch.
Fairy Duster ( Calliandra eriophylla) in full bloom.
Buds at the tip of an Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) cane will soon burst into bright red-orange "flame".
Rubble pile from collapsed walls at an Indian ruins site.
Desert Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua) flower and buds.
Closeup of wall of pit house ruins.
A large Barrel Cactus (Ferocatus wislizenii).
The Brittlebush (Encelia farinosa) provides a splash of bright yellow among the spine desert plants.
Elephant Mountain framed by prickly pear and brittlebush in the foreground.
Rock with many petroglyphs.
Black Mesa and Sugarloaf Mountain rise above a cottonwood grove on the banks of Cave Creek.
A mural on the building at Spur Cross Ranch depicting the flora and fauna and petroglyphs of Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area.
An old Spur Cross Ranch entrance sign.
A double metate. Native Americans used the metate for grinding grains, nuts, and other seeds.
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis).
All images Copyright ©2007 Terry Wright. All rights reserved.