November 20th, 2013
Brown’s Ranch Trailhead is the latest addition to Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve’s public access areas. Architect Phil Weddle worked with the City of Scottsdale to complete the project using the International Green Construction Code, or the IgCC.
It provides parking for 200 vehicles and 24 horse trailers, as well as restrooms, a shade ramada, covered amphitheater, interpretive signage, video, exhibit space, and water for two-legged and four legged guests. This northern region of the Preserve is popular with mountain bikers and equestrians, so the trailhead provides a place for cyclists to park their bikes, as well as hitching rails and a water trough for thirsty horses.