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A Cactus at Sunset

Cave Creek is a small tourist town north of Phoenix. It caters to equestrian, biker, and high-end resort lifestyles. Cave Creek is included as a part of Greater Phoenix.


Get around

  • Extreme Arizona ATV Rental, 6061 East Cave Creek Road, [1].
  • The entire town is connected through a network of horse trails.


  • Cave Creek Museum, 6140 E Skyline Dr, [2].
  • Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, 44000 N. Spur Cross Road, [3]. Between the town of Cave Creek and Tonto National Forrest, the Spur Cross conservation offers a wide expanse of trails through a fertile section of the Sonoran Desert. See Hohokam ruins and petroglyphs. Guided tours available.


  • Spur Cross Stables, 44029 N. Spur Cross Rd, [4]. Guided horserides through Spur Cross.
  • Rancho Mañana Golf, 5734 E. Rancho Mañana Blvd, [5]. A former dude ranch turned golf corse.
  • Flat Tire Bike Shop, 6149 E. Cave Creek Road, 480-488-5261, [6]. Weekly Sunday morning bike ride.
  • Cave Creek Trail Rides, [7]. Guided horse rides through Cave Creek Park.

Festivals and Fairs

Fiesta Days Rodeo
  • Wild West Days, [8]. Takes place annually at the end of October or early November. Parades, rodeos, car shows, arts and crafts, food, music, and various other events.
  • Fiesta Days, [9]. Weekend rodeo event with parade, music, food, dance, vendors, and a golf tournament. Takes place annually in early April.
  • Magic Bird Festivals, [10]. arts and crafs.
  • Thunderbird Arts and Wine Festivals, [11]. Fine arts and wine tasting.
  • Hidden in the Hills Artists' Studio Tour. Anual free self-guided tour among around 45 home studios with 150 participating artists. Takes place over the last two weekends of November.
  • Christmas Pageant and Luminaria Run, Spur Cross/Stagecoach Village, [12]. The pagaent has been taking place annually in December for over fifty years. The luminaria run was added in 2003.
  • AZ Bike Week, [13]. Typically takes place at the end of March/start of April.


A Few Shops In Frontier Town
  • Frontier Town, 6245 E Cave Creek Rd, [14]. A faux old-west town with tourist shops and resturants.
  • StageCoach Village, Corner of Galloway and Cave Creek Rd, [15]. A newer western themed shopping plaza set up as a village.
  • Cave Creek has many fine art galleries along it's main street. The second Friday of every month is Art Night -- the studios stay open until 9:00 PM.


  • Silver Spur Saloon, 6245 E Cave Creek Rd, [16]. Formerly known as The Satisfied Frog or Crazy Ed's, the Sliver Spur is in Frontier Town. The main restaurant offers a family environment. The bar is separate and has live music.
  • El Encanto, 6248 E. Cave Creek Rd, [17]. Fine mexican dinning in a romantic setting. Large duck pond and live classic guitar.
  • Big Earl's Greasy Eats, 6135 E Cave Creek Rd, [18]. '50s style burger joint. On Friday nights, classic car enthusiasts can be found in the parking lot.
  • Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House, 6710 E. Cave Creek Rd, [19]. Fine dinning in a Southwest setting.
  • The Horny Toad, 6738 E. Cave Creek Road, [20]. Fried food and tourist kitsch
  • Le Sans Souci, 7030 E. Bella Vista Drive, [21]. Fine French dinning. Come for dinner or the four course Sunday brunch.
  • Tonto Bar and Grill, 5736 E. Rancho Mañana Blvd, [22]. Next to the Rancho Mañana golf course. Casual gourmet version of Cartwrights.
  • Barro's Pizza, 6450 E Cave Creek Rd, [23]. A popular pizza shop in Cave Creek. Customers can either eat in at the store or take out. Delivery is extra.
  • Dairy Queen Brazier, 6548 E Cave Creek Rd, [24]. Dairy Queen is a popular fast-food restaurant that specializes in soft-serve ice cream but also offers sandwiches and beverages.
  • Binkley's, 6920 E Cave Creek Rd, [25]. classically influenced gourmet American cuisine


Bikes parked in front of The Hideaway
  • The Hideaway, 6746 E. Cave Creek Rd., [26]. World famous biker bar. Look out for local Sonny Barger.
  • Cave Creek Coffee Company (C4), 6033 E. Cave Creek Rd, [27]. Local hotspot. The coffee bar is open during the day. The wine bar opens in the evening. Great for lunch and dinner. Live music six nights a week.
  • Harold's Cave Creek Corral (Gavigan's), 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd, [28]. Local cowboy bar/restaurant with a strong Steelers following. Live music and line dancing. Play poker with the locals and get a few tips on your stocks while you're at the table.
  • Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse (The Chip), 6811 East Cave Creek Road, [29]. Green Bay Packers/Cowboy bar. Live bull ridding on Thursday nights. Rival bar of Harold's Corral.


  • Cave Creek Park, 37019 N Lava Ln, [30]. Space for RVs and camping along with clean hot showers, trails, and a rodeo arena. Electric hook-ups available.
  • Tumbleweed Hotel, 6333 E. Cave Creek Rd, [31].
  • Spur Cross Bed and Breakfast, 38555 N. School House Road, [32].
  • Full Circle Ranch Bed and Breakfast, 40205 North 26th Street, [33].
  • Sleepy Hollow, 5522 E Tapekim Rd, [34].

Get out

  • Bartlet Lake, 20808 E Bartlett Rd. Carefee, AZ (20 miles east of Cave Creek), [35].
  • Lake Pleasant, 41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd, Morristown, AZ (20 miles west of Cave Creek), [36].
  • The town of Carefree shares a main street with Cave Creek.
  • Cave Creek is often associated with North Scottsdale_(Arizona)


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