Save the Date!
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022
10 am - 2 pm

Unplug and join us for a day of digital detox, fresh air, fun and adventure!
Desert Foothills Land Trust presents the 10th annual Desert Discovery Day. A fun-filled day of adventure and educational activities in a natural desert setting. Discover the Sonoran Desert, learn about all its dwellers, past and present, and interact with native wildlife.

The beautiful Jewel of the Creek Preserve is owned by Desert Foothills Land Trust and located 4 miles north of the Town of Cave Creek. The preserve abuts the 2,000 acre Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, a Maricopa County Park.


*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. The lower section of trail is not appropriate for strollers.

2021 Desert Discovery Highlights

Panning for gold
Desert Awareness Committee
What animals leave behind
Triple R Horse Rescue
Rattlesnake Solutions
Harry Dalton Trail
Free snacks
Desert Foothills Library
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
Gold panning station
Discovery station map
Fun and games
Wild At Heart

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

A special thanks to our event sponsors:

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