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Cave Creek Community

Cave Creek is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona in the United States. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the town was 4,951. Cave Creek is a town located in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, and is adjacent to the town of Carefree.

Experience the True Arizona in Cave Creek - eclectic shopping, art galleries and the unrivaled beauty of the Sonoran Desert. More than 30 restaurants to choose from, everything from fine dining to cowboy cook-outs. Horseback riding, rodeos, country and western dancing, museums, parks and nature preserves, hiking and biking and old mining tours.

In 2000, the state of Arizona, Maricopa County, and the town of Cave Creek bought Spur Cross Ranch, a 2,154-acre (8.72 km2) tract of Sonoran desert just north of Phoenix, for $21 million. It had unusual cacti, stone formations, and hundreds of Hopi Indian tribal artifacts, and is now a Maricopa County park.

In June 2009, Cave Creek attracted media attention when a game of chance was used to break a tie in a vote for Town Council. The drawing of playing cards led to the victory of 25-year-old law student Adam Trenk over incumbent Town Council member Tom McGuire. The Arizona State Constitution allows a game of chance to be used to break ties.

 

Cave Creek Regional Park

Located north of Phoenix, this 2,922-acre park sits in the upper Sonoran Desert. Ranging in elevation from 2,000 feet to 3,060, this desert oasis provides any hiker and equestrian majestic views. The Go John Trail loops around a mountain to provide the illusion of being miles away from civilization. In the 1870s, fever stricken gold seekers staked their dreams on the jasper-studded hills. Guided trails to these sites give visitors an opportunity to travel back in time.