Walk explores the Ghosts ‘n’ Goldmines at San Tan Mountain Regl Park

This monument sign welcomes visitors to San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road in Queen Creek.

This monument sign welcomes visitors to San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road in Queen Creek.

 

Come out to meet the ghosts of San Tan Mountain Regional Park during the Ghosts ‘n’ Gold Mines walk. The 90-minute event will take place 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the park, which is at 6533 W. Phillips Road in Queen Creek.

People may arrive any time between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. The last group heads out at 8 p.m.

Many travelers, prospectors and adventurers have gone into the desert never to return or be seen again. Other have found gold nuggets and treasures so rare and unique that we could only dream of being so lucky ourselves. Meanwhile, a few miners chose to live without much of anything while seeking to find that “Mother Lode.”

Advanced registration is not required. The historical, living history event features a 1-1.5-mile, easy-to-moderate walk (there is an incline) and is open to all ages. It is included in the $6 per vehicle park entry fee. The park asks walkers to bring exact change, if possible.

Participants will meet at the Goldmine Trailhead at Wagon Wheel at the north park entrance. To get there, take Hunt Highway, turn west on Empire, left at Wagon Wheel and then right at Skyline to the parking lot.

Participants should wear closed-toed shoes, a light jacket and bring water. Pets will not be allowed.

For more information, call 480-655-5554, visit the park’s website or e-mail santanpark@mail.maricopa.gov.

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