In the Boyce Thompson Arboretum's 323 acre park there are more than two miles of winding paths and shaded trails for visitors to explore. Arizona newspaper reader polls voted BTA the "best day trip" in Arizona.
Short trails lead through Sonoran and Chihuahuan desert areas, a cactus garden, riparian areas, an Australian forest, and herb and rose gardens. On your first visit make sure to request the Main Trail Guide, a booklet which helps interpret the scenic 1.5-mile loop through Queen Creek Canyon. Additional handouts you can get in the visitor center give information on the other trails and gardens. Most of these trails branch off from the first part of the Main Trail, so you don't have to walk far to see the highlights. Much of the trail system is wheelchair-accessible (particularly the serene Demonstration Garden). The Curandero/Sonoran Desert Trail describes traditional herbal medicines of the Sonoran Desert. "Curandero" is the word for a traditional healer in Mexican culture.
Tours and most public events are included with regular admission. There are also picnic tables and charcoal grilles available to visitors, and leashed pets are welcome.
Admission: Entrance fee is $7.50 per adult, $3 for children ages 5-12 years, 4 and under, Free.
Hours: BTA is open daily, Sept. through April, 8:00AM to 5:00PM. Summer Hours, May through August, 6:00AM - 3:00PM.
Address: The park is located three miles west of Superior on U.S. 60, milepost 223
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