Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, 44000 N. Spur Cross Road, . 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, . Guided horse rides through Spur Cross.
Rancho Mañana Golf, 5734 E. Rancho Mañana Blvd, . A former dude ranch turned golf course.
Flat Tire Bike Shop, 6149 E. Cave Creek Road, ☎ 480-488-5261, . Weekly Sunday morning bike ride.
Cave Creek Trail Rides, . Guided horse rides through Cave Creek Park.
Festivals and Fairs
Fiesta Days Rodeo
Wild West Days, . 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, . Weekend rodeo event with parade, music, food, dance, vendors, and a golf tournament. Takes place annually in early April.
Thunderbird Arts and Wine Festivals, . Fine arts and wine tasting.
Hidden in the Hills Artists' Studio Tour. Annual 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, . The pageant has been taking place annually in December for over fifty years. The luminaria run was added in 2003.
AZ Bike Week, . Typically takes place at the end of March/start of April.
A Few Shops In Frontier Town
Frontier Town, 6245 E Cave Creek Rd, . A faux old-west town with tourist shops and restaurants.
StageCoach Village, Corner of Galloway and Cave Creek Rd, . A newer western themed shopping plaza set up as a village.
Cave Creek has many fine art galleries along its main street. The second Friday of every month is Art Night -- the studios stay open until 9:00 PM.
Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House, 6710 E. Cave Creek Rd, . Fine dinning in a Southwest setting.
Le Sans Souci, 7030 E. Bella Vista Drive, . Fine French dinning. Come for dinner or the four course Sunday brunch.
Tonto Bar and Grill, 5736 E. Rancho Mañana Blvd, . Next to the Rancho Mañana golf course. Casual gourmet version of Cartwrights.
Binkley's, 6920 E Cave Creek Rd, . classically influenced gourmet American cuisine
Silver Spur Saloon, 6245 E Cave Creek Rd, . 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, . Fine Mexican dinning in a romantic setting. Large duck pond and live classic guitar on the weekends.
The Horny Toad, 6738 E. Cave Creek Road, . Fried food and tourist kitsch
Big Earl's Greasy Eats, 6135 E Cave Creek Rd, . '50s style burger joint. On Friday nights, classic car enthusiasts can be found in the parking lot.
Barro's Pizza, 6450 E Cave Creek Rd, . 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, . Dairy Queen is a popular fast-food restaurant that specializes in soft-serve ice cream but also offers sandwiches and beverages.
Bikes parked in front of The Hideaway
The Hideaway, 6746 E. Cave Creek Rd., . World famous biker bar. Look out for local Sonny Barger.
Cave Creek Coffee Company (C4), 6033 E. Cave Creek Rd, . 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, . 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, . Green Bay Packers/Cowboy bar. Live bull ridding on Thursday nights. Free dance lessons. Rival bar of Harold's Corral.
Cave Creek Park, 37019 N Lava Ln, . Space for RVs and camping along with clean hot showers, trails, and a rodeo arena. Electric hook-ups available.