Creekers and guests explore Open Space

October 14, 2009

open space trail rideRiders break for lunch at the Open Space Trail Ride on Saturday, Oct. 10, and discuss the Town of Cave Creek’s historic acquisition of 4,000 Acres of Upper Sonoran Desert to be preserved as Open Space Lands.
Courtesy photo

CAVE CREEK – A beautiful fall day provided the ideal background for the Cave Creek Open Space Trail Ride on Saturday, Oct. 10.

Riders left from two separate trailheads, one at the Cave Creek Regional Park and one at the Spur Cross Conservation Area. Former Councilman Terry Smith and Councilman Steve Lamar led the rides.

One hundred and eleven riders participated in the event. At the halfway point the group enjoyed a relaxing lunch prepared by Marc Peagler of the Silver Spur Saloon & Eatery in Cave Creek. During lunch, a presentation was made by Terry Smith and Steve LaMar outlining the annexation and acquisition processes related to the 4,000 Acres of Open Space Lands.

Cave Creek resident Pat Jones said “it’s wonderful that the town has a unique opportunity to preserve over 4,000 acres of open space lands. This event is a clear indication of the support within the equestrian community for the continued conservation of open space and trails.”

The Open Space Committee extends a sincere thanks to all the volunteers who helped organize the ride and to those individuals who participated. A ‘special thanks’ goes out to the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department and the Desert Foothills Land Trust for their continued support.

The ride was one of the events planned to introduce the public to our unique Upper Sonoran Desert Lands. In addition, future events are planned that will include back country hiking, bicycle events, birding and archeological hikes. For further information please visit Town of Cave Creek website at