No Place Like It
Step into this scenic wilderness and you’ll feel your senses awaken. The endless views to the horizon, the scent of sage and mesquite, the calls of strange birds will all have you in wonder at this beautiful desert landscape.
With 2,400 acres to explore there’s a lot to see in Colossal Cave Mountain Park. Hiking, running, mountain biking and horseback riding are popular activities on our trails. Take your pick. There’s no trail use fee or permit required. Need more information? Trail maps are available in the Cave Shop.
Way More than
Meets the Eye
Think the desert is uninhabitable? The scarcity of water and blazing sun can be deceiving. In fact, the Sonoran Desert is a rich ecosystem alive with more than 300 bird species, 100 reptile and amphibian species, 1,000 bee species, and more than 2,000 plant species! And Colossal Cave Mountain Park is where you can discover many of them.
That majestic icon of the old west, the saguaro cactus, is everywhere but while you’re traversing the canyons, washes and bajadas you could encounter many other residents of the Park. Watch for owls, hawks, shrikes and other birds of prey. Sharp eyes may also spot scorpions, snakes, tarantulas, tortoises, Gila monsters, coyotes, bobcats, foxes, coatis and many others.