When traveling to Cave Creek from the East: Take Scottsdale Road or Pima Road and head North.
From Scottsdale Road: Head North until you pass Carefree Highway. (Note that Scottsdale Road has now become Tom Darlington Drive.)
- Continue approximately 2.5 miles on Tom Darlington Drive to Cave Creek Road then turn Left (West).
- Travel West approximately 1.3 miles to the 4-way Stop Sign at School House Road.
- Keep going West past Parkway Bank (right-hand side) and take an immediate Right past the Bank and Mexicana Rose Furniture Company.
- The small alley-entrance will have a Prickly Pear Inn hotel and Grumpy Ole Mule monument sign at the entrance.
- Prickly Pear Inn 10-Minute Check In Parking will be on your Left.
- Note: If you miss the entrance and see El Encanto Mexican Restaurant on your Right please Do Not Panic. Make the first legal U-Turn and travel back East to School House Road.
- Turn Left on School House Road then take an immediate Left onto the main alley-road. This road is between the front of the U.S. Post Office and the back of Parkway Bank and Mexicana Rose Furniture Company parking lots.
- The alley-road dead ends at the entrance to the main Prickly Pear Plaza Parking Lot. Simply veer left and you will see signage for Prickly Pear Inn hotel 10-Minute Check In parking.