Phoenix Sonoran Preserve
|Summit of Union Peak|
Some friends just sent me photos of their hike yesterday in this northwest Valley preserve, , and WOW. Now is the time to go see the wild poppies covering the slopes around Union Peak and Dixie Mountain!
|Mexican Gold Poppy|
|chuparosa a.k.a. hummingbird plant|
KID FRIENDLY: yes
FACILITIES: no restroom or water. plenty of parking, trail map sign, and there’s a special lot for horse trailers
HOURS: 6 a.m to 7 p.m. GETTING THERE:
From Phoenix, go north on I-17 to Jomax exit. Go 0.2 mile on Jomax to Norterra Parkway, turn left (north) and continue 1.2 miles to North Valley Parkway. Turn right (south) and go 0.2 miles to Copperhead Trail. Turn left and go just a few yards to Melvern Trail. Turn left on Melvern and go 0.1 mile to Desert Vista Trail on the right . Follow Desert Vista through a gate that leads to the trailhead..