Cave Creek is less than an hour from downtown Phoenix, located in the desert foothills at the northern edge of the metro Phoenix area. View our map below.


There are three major ways to get to Cave Creek from metro Phoenix:

  • via I-17 North
  • via AZ-51 North
  • via AZ-101 Loop North

West Valley and I-17 Directions:

Go north on the I-17 Black Canyon Freeway and get to Cave Creek Road one of two ways:

Option A:

  • Exit 214C to merge onto the AZ-101 Loop East
  • Drive 4.8 miles to exit 28, and head north (left) onto Cave Creek Road
  • Drive approximately 12 miles to Cave Creek

Option B:

  • Exit 223B and head east (right) on AZ-74 W/Carefree Highway
  • Drive 10 miles to Cave Creek Road and head north (left)
  • Drive approximately 2 miles to Cave Creek

Central Phoenix and AZ-51 North Directions:

  • Drive north on the AZ-51 N and take exit 15B to merge onto the AZ-101 Loop West (not East!)
  • Drive 1.8 miles on the 101 Loop West to the Cave Creek Road exit, #28
  • Go north (right) on Cave Creek Road
  • Drive approximately 12 miles to Cave Creek

East Valley and AZ-101 Loop North Directions:

  • Go North on AZ-101 Loop North to exit 34 for Scottsdale Road
  • Go north (right) on Scottsdale Road
  • Travel approximately 12 miles, and through Carefree, to Cave Creek Road
  • Turn left on Cave Creek Road and you’re there