Dreamy Draw Recreation Area is a gateway into the diverse desert landscape that offer’s everything from fantastic views to secluded valleys. The area boasts of many miles of trails, you virtually get to enjoy the glory of the Sonoran Desert in relative solitude. Dreamy Draw is a perfect spot for hiking or biking.
The area was long used for mining and grazing, it did not become a city of Phoenix possession until 1959, when the area was annexed and a long-term lease agreement was signed with the state of Arizona. It later became one of the major rallying points for mountain preservation efforts.
The day was a little cloudy, a storm was rolling in but the clouds and lighting were amazing
The paved bike path along side the nature trails is great for biking, skateboarding, skating, etc.
Dreamy Draw offers many visual rewards
Some of natures treasures in the hands of youth
As the rain started to sprinkle the sun peaks through giving us hope to finish our hike with a little warmth
Dreamy Draw Recreation Area 2421 E. Northern Ave.
Map to the Area
Ranger Office Phone: (602) 261-8318
Hours: All gated roadways and trailhead parking areas are open 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Trails remain open until 11 p.m.