Vulture Mountains Recreation Area

This May 2022, the Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), in cooperation with Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will break ground on Phase I of the multiphase Vulture Mountains Recreational Area project. Over the next year and a half, MCDOT will construct park roadways, realign Vulture Mine Road and help to bring limited utilities to the area.  

Much of the work will done adjacent to the roadway and will have minimal impact to drivers traveling through the area. However, during construction, heavy equipment will need to cross Vulture Mine Road. Please obey traffic control signs, watch for construction crews and slow down while traveling through the work zones.

Please note: Several of the current staging areas, recreation areas and trails will be closed to hikers, equestrians, vehicles, and campers during construction.


Additional Information

For more information about Vulture Mountains Recreation Area, please visit:

Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department:

Bureau of Land Management:

MCDOT Project Information:
Casey Miller - Public Information Officer
(602) 506-3342 –

Project Partners

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