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Preserve Hours

Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve is open from sunrise to sunset. Lost Dog Wash, Gateway, Tom's Thumb, Brown's Ranch, Sunrise, and Fraesfield Trailheads all have an access gate that opens and closes based on the changing day length throughout the year.

Day Open Close
Jan. 1 7:02 a.m. 5:31 p.m.
Jan. 15 7:02 a.m. 5:42 p.m.
Feb. 1 6:54 a.m.  5:59 p.m.
Feb. 15 6:42 a.m. 6:12 p.m.
March 1 6:25 a.m. 6:25 p.m.
March 15 6:07 a.m. 6:36 p.m.
April 1 5:45 a.m. 6:49 p.m.
April 15 5:27 a.m. 6:59 p.m.
May 1 5:09 a.m. 7:11 p.m.
May 15 4:57 a.m. 7:22 p.m.
June 1 4:49 a.m. 7:33 p.m.
June 15 4:47 a.m. 7:39 p.m.
July 1 4:52 a.m. 7:42 p.m.
July 15 4:59 a.m. 7:38 p.m.
Aug. 1 5:11 a.m. 7:27 p.m.
Aug. 15 5:20 a.m. 7:13 p.m.
Sept. 1 5:32 a.m. 6:52 p.m.
Sept. 15 5:41 a.m. 6:33 p.m.
Oct. 1 5:52 a.m. 6:11 p.m.
Oct. 15 6:03 a.m. 5:53 p.m.
Nov. 1 6:17 a.m. 5:35 p.m.
Nov. 15 6:30 a.m. 5:25 p.m.
Dec. 1 6:44 a.m. 5:20 p.m.
Dec. 15 6:55 a.m. 5:21 p.m.

 

Contact Information

Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve
7447 E. Indian School Rd. Suite 300
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
P: 480-312-7013

Kroy Ekblaw
Preserve Director
P: 480-312-7064
kekblaw@ScottsdaleAz.gov

Ruth Johnson
Admin Support
P: 480-312-2304
rjohnson@ScottsdaleAz.gov