There is a long standing debate regarding the origins of the town’s name. Some say that it was names after a miner who frequented the area Edward G Cave, and others say it is named for the creek on the west side of the cave creek wash. Cave Creeks origins go back to the early 1870’s when the miners and ranchers were drawn to the areas plentiful grasses and water. Today, most of the grass and water is on the local golf courses, but the Pioneer spirit still remains.
When Cave Creek celebrates it’s roots twice a year with April’s Fiesta Days, and November’s Wild West Days, there are more horses on the streets than automobiles. Even when there are no festivals horses are a common sighting in Cave Creek. Residents can be seen riding their horses to one of the local eateries for a meal
There are more than 20 restaurants to choose from, offering everything from cowboy cookouts to fine dining. The variety of activities found in Cave Creek include: museums, parks and nature preserves, horseback riding, Country Western dancing, to rodeos, old mining tours, and hiking & biking.