Cave Creek is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. It is twenty-seven miles northeast of Phoenix. According to the 2010 census, the population of the town was 5,015.There are 2 Cave Creeks in Arizona. The other one is on the eastern face of the Chiricahua Mountains and is a small mountain town. Nearby Maple Grove is known for autumn color of the Canyon Maple tree. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 28.2 square miles (73 km2), all land. It is adjacent to the town of Carefree, and shares local landmark Black Mountain with Carefree.