The breakfast club: Desert Tortoises chow down at Queen Creek park

Desert Tortoises devoured their tasty breakfast, with no utensils or table manners, in front of a small crowd at San Tan Mountain Regional Park on Saturday, Aug. 11. The two Desert Tortoises, Santana and Shelly were featured in a weekend class. The park ranger discussed what the tortoises like to eat, their unique personality traits […]

County park presents class on monsoon and more

Lightning, wind and downpours are all a part of the monsoon in Arizona, but the rain that comes with the storms poses a quieter threat – storm water runoff. Welcome to the Summer Monsoon is the title of a program 9-10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, presented in the Visitor Center of the San Tan Mountain […]

Ranger-led tour enables visitors to explore San Tan park on horseback

Visitors to San Tan Mountain Regional Park in Queen Creek can experience the San Tan Mountains while navigating the trail by horseback 9-10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23. A park ranger and the professionals from MD Ranch will guide participants through the Sonoran Desert while they learn about the plants and animals that call San Tan […]

Learn the best places to view wildflowers during Feb. 9 class at San Tan park

Wildflower season is right around the corner. The amount of winter rain received around the Valley will determine how strong the wildflower showing will be in any given area, according to a press release. Guests to San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road in Queen Creek, can learn about some of the best trails […]

As monsoon storms grow stronger, county works to keep San Tan park trails safe for visitors

County supervisors will vote in late February on whether to increase park entry fees, with extra revenue to go to park maintenance     For the 500 miles of trails in the Maricopa County Park system, increasingly destructive monsoon storms are causing more erosion, more damage and potentially more costly repairs. Researchers predict the summer […]

Photograph the full moon rising during class at San Tan park

Editor’s note: The date of this event was listed incorrectly as Jan. 30 on the park’s website. The correct date is Jan. 31. It has been corrected on the website.   San Tan Mountain Regional Park will offer hikers who like to photograph its scenic wonders the chance to do capture two great sky events […]

Learn about hiking trails, local flora and fauna at San Tan Mountain park

Rangers at San Tan Mountain Regional Park this month are offering a variety of events that will help enhance the park experience for patrons of all ages. Among the events are a family hike Jan. 4 that includes a scavenger hunt for youngsters and Find the Ranger and Trailhead Chat, where Ranger Nikki will be […]

Holiday events in Queen Creek and surrounding areas

From light shows and winter wonderlands to New Year’s parties and flashlight hikes, venues in Queen Creek and the surrounding communities are offering a variety of holiday-themed events for all ages. Here are some of the family-friendly events: •A Winter’s Dream San Tan Valley: Features synchronized music and light shows from 6 p.m. to 10 […]

Solstice, critters and hiking events abound at San Tan Mountain park

Experience the solstice sunrise, meet the Critter Room inhabitants and take one of many hikes set for this holiday season The following events are taking place at San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road in Queen Creek. For more information, call the park office at 480-655-5554 or visit its website. Entrance to the […]

Christmas cactus, fitness focus of hikes at San Tan Mountain park

The following three events are among the many being offered this month at San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road in Queen Creek. They are included in the $6 per vehicle park entry fee. For more information or to learn about the park and other events, visit the park’s website or call 480-655-5554. […]