Where is the White Tank fire?
Are White Tank Mountains open?
Open from 8 am to 4 pm daily.
Can you drive up the White Tank Mountains?
How to Get There. White Tank Mountain Regional Park is located on the west side of the Valley, approximately 15 miles west of the Loop 101. There is no public transportation to the park. You will have to either drive yourself or take a rideshare to get the park's entrance.Sep 9, 2020
Where are the White Tank Mountains?
The White Tank Mountains are a mountain range in central Arizona. The mountains are on the western periphery of the Phoenix metropolitan area, primarily flanked by the suburban cities of Buckeye to the southwest, and Surprise to the northeast.
Why are they called the White Tank Mountains?
The first appearance on a map for the White Tank Mountains was in 1865 because it had become an important water stop for the stagecoach horses. The name of the White Tank Mountains was given to this range because there were many bleached out granite tinajas, or water catchments, commonly known as “tanks.”Nov 13, 2014
What mountains are in Surprise AZ?
Nearly 30,000 acres makes this the largest regional park in Maricopa County. Most of the park is made up of the rugged and beautiful White Tank Mountains on the Valley's west side. The range, deeply serrated with ridges and canyons, rises sharply from its base to peak at over 4,000 feet.
What are tanks in Arizona?
According to Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS), a UST is a tank or a combination of tanks and connected underground pipes and impact valves used (or once used) to contain regulated substances. These systems must have at least 10 percent of the total volume of the tank and connected pipes underground to be considered USTs.
Is there gold in the White Tank Mountains?
Gold Mine is in Buckeye, Arizona. Historically the site has been part of the White Tank Mountains Area. The T. N. T. Gold Mine was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open.
How old are the petroglyphs in the White Tank Mountains?
About the Petroglyphs
Some may approach 10,000 years old. All have withstood sun, rain, and vandals for 700 or 800 years or more.