San Tan Mountain Regional Park, Queen Creek

(4.5/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Goldmine Mountain is located in the northern area, with a spectacular San Tan Mountain escarpment in the southern portion of the park. The vegetation changes from creosote flats to dense saguaro forest. Various types of wildlife may be observed, including reptiles, birds, and mammals.

San Tan Mountain Regional Park also has a Visitor's Center. Don’t forget to stop by the Visitor's Center to pick up educational tidbits, purchase souvenir items, visit with park staff, and see the wildlife exhibits or tortoise habitat. Restroom facilities are available and additional amenities are slated for future development.
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TripAdvisor
  • This park is close to my home, so this is MY park. Seriously, the trails are well maintained, the Rangers are so nice and helpful and there is something for everyone. 
  • Hiked the San Tan Trail which we found to be be easy to slightly moderate. Very good trail. Good full service washrooms. Good parking. Definetly will make the effort to return. 
  • Nice park. Multiple trails. Can get busy as it is quite popular. Most trails are easy to moderate. Parking costs $7 without a Maricopa County Parks tag. Hike here in the winter as the summer it is way...  more »
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  • Beautiful keep trails busy with hikers, dogs on leads, family friendly, horse's, mountain biking, trails are quite sandy but it's the desert what you expect ; -) clean! Feel like they could utilize the mountains they have and make more trails with more difficulties! But overall great place! Enjoyed every hike I have done and plan on bringing friends to enjoy it too!
  • Steep price for this particular mountain range. There are plenty of other free options that have MUCH better trails that arent too far of a drive.
  • I love this park. Hiking and mountain bike riding are excellent. There are trails for all levels of skill and the scenery is beautiful.
  • A beautiful Sonoran desert park. A good number of trails of varying length. Goldmine mountain trail is a good aerobic workout with nice views at the top.
  • Nice hike that can be completed in a morning. It does get steep so make sure you're ready to have your heart beat hard. Beautiful views on top.