​Sonoran Preserve

​Apache Wash Trailhead
1600 E. Sonoran Desert Dr.

​Desert Hills Trailhead
705 W. Carefree Hwy.

​Desert Vista Trailhead
1900 W. Desert Vista Tr.

Trailhead Hours:

5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

*Gated entrances will close.  Trails remain open until 11 p.m.

Contact Information:

Ranger Office: 602-495-6939

Contact Natural Resource staff regarding resource management at desert preserves or call 602-261-8318



Heat Advisory & Restrictions for Dogs on Trails3Heat Advisory & Restrictions for Dogs on Trails<div class="ExternalClass0B12337F359B4FDC8525C8706510E9B5"><p>We are expecting triple digit heat during the daytime hiking hours.  We are strongly recommending that hiking only be attempted in the early morning and evening hours.   Take a moment to review these <a href="/parkssite/Documents/Take%20a%20Hike%20-%20Do%20it%20Right.pdf" target="_blank">"Take a Hike. Do it Right."</a> safety guidelines.  Check your <a href="https://weather.com/weather/today/l/USAZ0166:1:US" target="_blank">local forecast!</a> Make sure to bring ample water, do not allow your water supply to fall below halfway before you begin your return to the trailhead.  <a href="/parkssite/Documents/Trail%20Rating%20Guide.pdf" target="_blank">Review the difficulty ratings scale used to grade the trails</a>.  When the temperate is above 100 degrees, all trail ratings are elevated a minimum of 1 level.</p><p><strong><em>Dog Restrictions: </em></strong> Please remember that ALL Phoenix Parks and Recreation trails prohibit dogs be present when the temperature reaches or exceeds 100 degrees.  This temperature level is <a href="http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/pets_safe_heat_wave.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/" target="_blank">extraordinarily dangerous</a> to our K-9 friends due to their unique biology.  Do not subject you dog to the dangers of triple digit heat!</p></div>4/1/2017 7:00:00 AM8/31/2017 7:00:00 AM

​General Description of Sonoran Preserve - Coming Soon

Trail Descriptions - Coming Soon​