The cacti, mesa, river and animals have all been working together in this landscape for thousands of years.
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area in Cave Creek, Arizona holds 2,154 acres of protected land of the Sonoran Desert. The landscape ranges from rocky land filled with saguaro cacti to a riverbed that (depending on the months) is flowing and bringing life to a variety of wildflowers. The area is named after the 1940s cattle ranch and dude ranch that existed on the property. There are also four 1800s mining sites and 98 archaeological sites of the Hohokam, Akimel O'odham and Yavapaiv Apache tribes dating all the way back to 300-1450 AD. A multitude of flora and fauna such as roadrunners, great horned owls, California leaf-nosed bats, Hohokam agave and wild tarragon can be spotted around the area.
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, Arizona
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