Saturday, November 16

10 am - 2 pm


Jewel of the Creek Preserve

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Unplug and join us for a day of digital detox!

Get some fresh air and exercise as you discover the desert, learn about all its dwellers, past and present, and meet some native wildlife, up close and in person. Explorers will receive a free backpack and a map to find their own adventure as they visit discovery stations along the nature trail*.  Registration is not required to attend; however we encourage groups of 10 or more to contact us at or 480-488-6131 to help us make the most of your visit.


*Jewel of the Creek Preserve is a natural desert setting. Desert Discovery Day takes place along the Harry Dalton trail which has a moderate rating, please click on the symbol to view our trail rating guide.

Support from our generous sponsors, partners and volunteers make this event possible - and FREE!

Our Sponsors:

& Russ Lyon Carefree Office Realtors

 Our Partners:

  • Arizona Archaeological Society, Desert Foothills Chapter

  • Cave Creek Museum

  • Desert Awareness Committee of Foothills Community Foundation

  • Desert Foothills Family YMCA

  • Desert Foothills Land Trust Volunteers

  • Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center

  • Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

  • Wild At Heart

If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities for this event please email Vicki or call 480.488.6131 x 200


Together we will work to protect the landscape we love.