Cave Creek, a northern Arizona town thousands of feet above sea level in the Sonoran Desert, was settled in the early 1870s as a mining town. To this day, it retains an Old West atmosphere that greatly appeals to visitors. Enticing travelers to choose hotels in Cave Creek are the town's interesting museums, art galleries, golf courses, and nature preserves.
Stay at any of the Cave Creek hotels, and you will likely fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which is approximately 22 miles away. From there, you can take a taxi from outside any terminal, or pick up a rental car. Another transportation option is to book a private shuttle or rideshare van service in advance of your trip. With numerous scenic trails and its proximity to the state capital, Cave Creek offers conveniently located hotels near Phoenix for those who love to hike. Explore the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, a 2,154-acre county park featuring interesting rock formations, unusual cacti, and Hopi Indian artifacts. Other local parks where you can go hiking include the Gateway Desert Awareness Park and Cave Creek Regional Park. Cave Creek rental cars make it easy to get to destinations in the surrounding wilderness if you'd rather go horseback riding or take an ATV off-road vehicle tour. You can also drink in the town's rich heritage at the Cave Creek Museum, which boasts numerous properties on the National Register of Historic Places, or you can learn about the area's mining and ranching days in Frontier Town, which includes both original buildings and replicas from the late 1880s.
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